China Claims Russia Increasingly Interested in Trade in Yuan

Russian companies have increasingly turned to China and India to sell products originally intended for U.S.-allied markets in recent months due to Western sanctions against Moscow, China’s state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday, noting that these alternative transactions are often settled in local currencies.

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India: Mobs Burn Ruling Party Offices to Protest Military Recruitment Plan

Mobs of angry young men set fire to two offices of India’s ruling party, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in eastern India’s Bihar state this week as part of nationwide protests against New Delhi’s recent decision to alter the guidelines of traditional military recruitment in the country, India Today reported on Friday.

KOLKATA, INDIA JUNE 18: All India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO) members burn placards and stage protest against Agnipath recruitment scheme for central defense forces on June 18, 2022 in Kolkata, India. The protests against the new defence recruitment scheme continues across the country. The violent protests which erupted in parts …

Indian Opposition Leader Protests Against His Own Corruption Probe

Rahul Gandhi, a senior leader of the opposition All India Congress Committee (AICC), on Monday protested against a corruption probe launched by the majority BJP Party that accused Gandhi and his mother of money laundering. The AICC denounced the probe as a “well-planned conspiracy” to destroy BJP’s leading opponents with false charges.

Indian police stop opposition Congress party workers from heading towards Enforcement Directorate's offices during a protest in Mumbai, India, Monday, June 13, 2022. The party workers were protesting against Enforcement Directorate summoning Congress party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for questioning in a money laundering case. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Indian Government Holds First Formal Talks with Taliban

An Indian governmental delegation met with leaders of the Taliban in Kabul on Thursday for the first time since the group seized control of Afghanistan in August 2021, Asian News International (ANI) reported, noting that the high-level meeting concerned bilateral relations and humanitarian aid.

In this picture taken on February 2, 2022, Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in the foreign ministry in Kabul. - The Taliban are inching closer towards international recognition but any concessions Afghanistan's new rulers make will be on their terms, …

Power Outages Could Hit Much of the Globe This Summer

The summer of 2022 is poised to deliver a dangerous challenge to overstressed power grids around the world, at a time of soaring energy prices and reduced fuel inventories thanks to the coronavirus pandemic aftermath and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A workers quenches his thirst next to power lines as a heatwave continues to lashes the capital, in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2022. An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, where acute power shortages are affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to …