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Iran possesses the second largest gas reserves on the planet, after Russia, and the fourth largest oil supplies

China Could Ramp Up Iranian Oil Purchases to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

The Wall Street Journal noted on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s plan to pressure Iran with renewed sanctions might have one big flaw: China. The Chinese are in a position to buy so much Iranian oil that the effect of isolating Iran from U.S. and European markets will be greatly diminished.

Indian paramilitary troopers after a gunfight in Kashmir in October: there have been clashes for decades in the disputed region

Unprecedented: China Convinces Pakistan to Engage in Military Drills with India

The nuclear-armed militaries of Pakistan and India, at the behest of China, are scheduled to participate in unprecedented joint military counter-terrorism drills in Russia next month as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an eight-member Eurasia coalition led by Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a summit at the Belt and Road Forum on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. The Belt and Road Forum focuses on the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative. (Photo by Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)

Chinese State Media Attacks New York Times for Questioning ‘One Belt, One Road’

China’s state-run Global Times is very angry with the New York Times for publishing a report critical of China’s immense “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure project, specifically the controversy surrounding China’s lease on a port in Sri Lanka. The NYT said on Tuesday that angry Sri Lankan lawmakers launched a social media campaign to discredit two local reporters who worked on the piece.

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Report: India’s Modi Mulling Surrendering Dalai Lama to China

The future of the Dalai Lama, who has received shelter in India since Beijing launched a crackdown on Tibetans nearly 60 years ago, reportedly surfaced as the predominant subject of discussion between China and India at a recent summit as both sides try to mend their tumultuous relationship, according to a report in Indian media this week.

Kashmiri men carry coffin of Shujaat Bukhari, the slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar based English language daily newspaper Rising Kashmir, during his funeral procession at Kreeri, 40 Kilometres (25 miles) from Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 15, 2018. The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Indian authorities to investigate …

Veteran Journalist Gunned Down in Kashmir

52-year-old journalist Shujaat Bukhari — founder and editor of the English-language daily paper Rising Kashmir — was reportedly murdered by three motorcycle-riding gunmen outside his office in the city center of Lal Chowk on Thursday evening.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) met Wang Yi when he visited Beijing in January

China Invites Japan to Take Bigger Role in One Belt, One Road Plan

China’s state-run Global Times expressed delight on Sunday with Japan’s growing participation in the “Belt and Road” infrastructure project, through which China hopes to extend economic and political influence from Asia through the Middle East and Europe. The editorial signaled that if the Japanese play ball with Belt and Road, Beijing might even stop referring to them as history’s greatest monsters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a photo session during a summit of the BRICS major emerging economies in Xiamen, China, on Sept. 4, 2017. (Pool photo)(Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

Report: China, Russia Seek to Replace Europe in Iranian Economy

European leaders talked a great deal about keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after President Donald Trump announced U.S. withdrawal three weeks ago, but the news turned with remarkable speed to European business interests pulling out of Iranian deals on the eve of American sanctions taking effect. The Wall Street Journal worried on Monday that Russia and China will step forward to profit from Europe’s departure.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS group leaders sumit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 16, 2014. Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met today …

Russia, India Agree to First Joint Project in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reportedly agreed to break ground on their countries’ first joint project in Afghanistan despite backing opposing sides in the Afghan war.

Graduates of Baruch College participate in a commencement program at Barclays Center, Monday, June 5, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Report: Visas for Indian, Chinese Students Decline Under Trump

Visas for international students have dropped more than 15 percent under President Donald Trump’s economic nationalist agenda as his key executive order known as “Buy American, Hire American” has taken center stage.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the West Lake State Guest House ahead of G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Wang Zhao/Pool

Xi, Modi to Hold ‘Informal’ Talk amid Strained China-India Relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed on Thursday that he is going to visit his counterpart and strategic competitor President Xi Jinping in China this weekend to rebuild trust in the wake of tensions between the two neighboring countries, particularly along the border they share.

An Iranian border guard looks through a pair of binoculars to monitor a border area for drug trafficking activities on July 19, 2011, in Milak, southeastern Iran. The region borders both Aghanistan and Pakistan, and sits on a major trafficking route. The UN office on drugs and crime (UNODC) today …

Iranian Commander Calls for More Joint Military Drills with Pakistan

Pakistani Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi traveled to Tehran for a meeting on Tuesday with Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari to discuss increasing military cooperation between the two countries, including more joint air, ground, and naval military exercises.

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Top UK Diplomat Apologises After Calling Sikh Temple a Mosque

LONDON (AP) – The top civil servant in Britain’s Foreign Office has apologized for calling one of India’s holiest Sikh temples a mosque. Simon McDonald referred to the Golden Temple in Amritsar as the “Golden Mosque” in a tweet. On

American internet and social media companies have launched a crackdown on neo-Nazi and white supremacist material on their sites, sparking warnings that the web's grand promise of free speech is on the rocks.

Minister Claims India Invented the Internet 3,000 Years Ago

Chief Minister Biplab Deb of Tripura state in India closed out his first month in office with a speech at a computerization workshop on Monday in which he claimed India invented the Internet about 3,000 years ago.

Indian Kashmiris clash with police in Srinagar on April 1

Unrest in Kashmir Fuels Violent Protests, Beheading, Travel Restrictions, Gunfights

Indian-administered Kashmir is facing widespread unrest involving violent clashes between student protesters and Indian police, the beheading of a man by Pakistan-linked terrorists, and deadly gunfights pitting security forces against militants, all of which ultimately prompted authorities to impose travel restrictions.