Be ready for war, crisis: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells army

posted in: Far East, News

China’s armed forces should be ready for combat and be prepared for unexpected crisis and war, President Xi Jinping said on Friday in his first meeting with the military top brass in Beijing in 2019. The massive and rapidly modernizing, People’s … Read More

Deadly Indian ‘rat fever’ kills at least 12, with another 54 suspected deaths

Disease spread through water, soil or food containing rodent urine has infected 372 people in southern state of Kerala. “Rat fever” has killed at least 12 people with another 54 suspected fatal cases in the southern Indian state of Kerala since August, … Read More

Global desert: Drought turning the planet into a tinderbox

Drought is turning many areas of the globe into arid wastelands. Excessive heat has cost lives, ruined crops and created water shortages. The effects are being felt from South America to the Arctic Circle. Australia: ‘Land of drought’ Australian Prime … Read More

Iran Sanctions: India’s Options

posted in: Middle East, News

Once again, India is caught in the middle of a conflict between the US and Iran. During the earlier round of sanctions, India had succeeded in deftly manoeuvring through the sanctions regime, keeping its relations with both countries intact, if … Read More

‘India is the biggest, most influential, growing democracy… China can never disregard you’

posted in: Far East, News

South Korea Ambassador to India Shin Bongkil says he is “cautiously optimistic” about North Korea’s denuclearisation promise, hopes for gradual integration of the two Korean nations, believes PM Modi’s pledge to make India a $5 trillion economy is not just … Read More

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Health officials in the south Indian state of Kerala say nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus. Three victims have tested positive for the virus in the past fortnight. The results from the … Read More

Scores dead in dust storms in Northern India

At least 90 people were killed as squalls and dust storms tore across parts of northern India, weeks ahead of the monsoon rains. More thunderstorms are expected. Dust and rain storms hit northern India on Wednesday, with the states of … Read More

Russia joins European Union, India and China in bid to win compensation over U.S. metals tariffs

posted in: European Union, News

GENEVA – Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. The World Trade Organization’s web site posted Thursday a filing from Russia that, like … Read More

India MUST PREPARE for WW3 with Pakistan & China – stark conflict warning issued

posted in: Far East, News

INDIA must prepare for World War 3 with Pakistan and China because there is “no space left for talks” as tensions between the three nuclear armed nations rise exponentially, a group of experts has declared. Retired Brigadier for the Inidan … Read More

1 2 3