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6 days ago
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Pushing back against China - without igniting war - Harvard Gazette

US-China strategic competition focuses on Taiwan, IP theft & Uyghur oppression
House committee emphasizes defensive strategy against authoritarian aggression
www.france24.com
22 hours ago
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Taipei protests after Chinese coast guards board Taiwanese tourist boat

Tensions rise between Taiwan and China over Kinmen archipelago
Escalating military activities in the waters off Taiwan's coast
www.aljazeera.com
23 hours ago
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Chinese Coast Guard boards Taiwan tourist boat, triggers panic

Increased patrols near Taiwan's Kinmen Islands by Beijing following Chinese fishermen's deaths.
Panicked reactions in Taiwan after Chinese Coast Guard officials briefly boarded a Taiwanese cruise ship near Kinmen Islands.
english.elpais.com
1 day ago
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Former Bank of China chairman indicted for bribery in nation's long-running anticorruption drive

Former Bank of China chairman indicted on bribery charges
Xi Jinping's anticorruption drive continues to target officials
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www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
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U.S. Strike Killed Afghans Recruited to Fight for Iran

Iran commemorated Afghan soldiers killed in U.S. strikes in Syria.
Fatemiyoun Brigade is a group of Afghan refugees recruited by Iran to fight in Syria.
Washington Post
2 weeks ago
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U.S. strikes in Syria and Iraq kill dozens of militants

The first round of US strikes against Iran-linked militants in Iraq and Syria killed dozens of fighters and several civilians.
Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces reported 16 fighters killed and 25 injured in a strike on a command center in Anbar province.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Iraq says 16 people, including civilians, killed in new US aggression'

Iran-aligned groups have attacked US bases in Syria and Iraq in response to US strikes that killed American soldiers in Jordan.
The Iraqi government condemned the US strikes and denied coordinating with Washington.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Israel's war on Gaza: List of key events, day 120

The US military retaliated against Iran-linked targets in Syria and Iraq for the deaths of three American soldiers in a drone attack in Jordan.
The attacks resulted in casualties, killing at least 18 Iran-aligned fighters according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
www.france24.com
2 weeks ago
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What we know about US strikes on Iran-linked targets in Iraq and Syria

The US carried out strikes against Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for a drone attack that killed three US soldiers
The strikes targeted the Quds force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and affiliated militia groups
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
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US mulling series of strikes against Iran's militias DW 02/02/2024

President Biden is expected to honor the three US troops killed in a drone attack blamed on Iran-backed militias.
The US has approved plans for strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq without escalating the conflict in the region.
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euronews
3 days ago
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China's coast guard to up patrols near Taiwan's Kinmen archipelago

China vows further measures in Taiwan waters
Waters off Taiwan's Kinmen archipelago see rising tensions
Washington Post
2 days ago
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Iran, wary of wider war, urges its proxies to avoid provoking U.S.

Iran is privately urging Hezbollah and armed groups to exercise restraint against U.S. forces in the Middle East.
Iran-backed militias have not attacked U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria for over 13 days, potentially due to Iran's cautionary approach.
www.dw.com
4 days ago
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Decoding China: Inevitable Taiwan tensions in 2024 DW 02/16/2024

China's military presence near Taiwan has increased during the Chinese New Year.
PLA patrols and exercises are expected to continue to intensify in the future.
Createsend
4 days ago
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Logistics Report: VW China Venture Stalled at Ports; Airbus Supply Chain Flying High

U.S. retail sales fell 0.8% in January due to harsh weather
Economies in the U.K. and Japan shrank at the end of last year
www.aljazeera.com
5 days ago
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Thailand sees Chinese tourism soar as visa requirement dropped

Chinese visitors are returning to Thailand due to less bureaucracy and increased flights
Thailand has positioned itself well to capture outbound travel demand from China
time.com
5 days ago
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Why China Isn't Blowing Up Over the Deaths of Fishermen That Taiwanese Forces Chased Away

Two Chinese fishermen drowned off the coast of Kinmen after being chased by Taiwanese maritime forces.
China's response to the tragedy has been uncharacteristically restrained.
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time.com
6 days ago
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North Korea Is Sending Workers Abroad Again Amid Fresh Crackdown on Human Rights

North Korea has sent new batches of workers overseas
The human rights situation in North Korea has worsened
www.france24.com
6 days ago
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'supervises test of surface-to-sea missile'

North Korea tests new surface-to-sea missiles
Kim Jong Un warns of aggressive military posture in disputed sea boundaries
english.elpais.com
1 week ago
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The world is facing the worst war scenario in half a century

Growing concern about North Korea's rhetoric
Europe witnessing a major war for the first time since 1945
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
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As Fears Rise, Some Australians Seek U.S.-China Detente

The risk of a nuclear weapon being used has increased to a level not seen in decades.
China is expanding its nuclear arsenal and is looking at nuclear weapons as a potential sword to intimidate and subjugate adversaries.
New York Post
2 weeks ago
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$167M of North Korean false eyelashes, wigs exported to West via China

False eyelashes and wigs valued at over $165 million were exported from North Korea and sold as 'made in China' in the West.
The eyelash and hair trade is assumed to generate millions each month for Kim Jong Un's regime.
China imports semi-finished North Korean eyelashes and then labels them as 'made in China' before shipping them to the West.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
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Russia arms deal revives North Korea's struggling economy DW 02/01/2024

North Korea is expected to return to economic growth for the first time since before the pandemic due to weapons transfers to Russia boosting state coffers.
The secret deal between Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin is likely to further boost North Korea's tiny, centrally planned economy.
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Createsend
6 days ago
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Logistics Report: Warehousing Demand is Shrinking; China's Shipyards are Building Power

Consumer inflation in the U.S. is at its lowest annual rate since June.
OPEC maintains expectations for global oil-demand growth and raises economic outlook.
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www.aljazeera.com
6 days ago
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Why has China recognised Taliban's envoy to Beijing?

China recognized a former Taliban spokesman as an official envoy, making them the first country to do so since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.
This move by China is seen as a diplomatic win for the Taliban, as they struggle for global recognition amid Western sanctions.
East Asia Forum
1 week ago
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Vietnam headed to the future with a defective compass | East Asia Forum

Vietnam's strategy asserts that 'peace, cooperation and development remain the major world trends'.
Vietnam has strengthened its ties with major powers in the Asia Pacific and joined China's 'community of common destiny'.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Blinken arrives in Egypt on regional crisis tour pushing Gaza truce deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his fifth Middle East tour since October to negotiate a truce deal amid the ongoing war in Gaza.
Most of Gaza's population is displaced and facing severe shortages of basic necessities due to the Israeli bombardment.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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Middle East Crisis: Israel Awaits Hamas Response to Cease-Fire Plan as Blinken Returns to Mideast

Israel is waiting for Hamas officials to respond to a proposal to pause the fighting in Gaza and release remaining hostages.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is seeking support for a deal to end the war in Gaza and secure a hostage release.
Washington Post
2 weeks ago
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China sets sights on Taiwan's three remaining tiny Pacific allies

Tuvalu is considering switching its recognition from Taiwan to China, which would leave Taiwan with only two Pacific Island allies.
China has been using financial incentives to try to convince Pacific Island nations to switch their recognition from Taiwan to China.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Is South Africa's foreign policy contradictory or a balancing act?

South Africa's foreign policy has been viewed as contradictory and inconsistent.
Analysts suggest that South Africa's approach might be a strategic balancing act.
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time.com
1 week ago
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As U.S. and China Rivalry Heats Up, Each Side's Asia Allies Ramp Up Military Spending

Global defense expenditure reached $2.2 trillion in 2023, a 9% increase from the previous year.
Geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China is driving increased defense spending in the Indo-Pacific region.
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London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 week ago
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We are living in a 'more dangerous period' as a record $2.2trn a year now spent on global defence

Global defense spending has reached a record high of $2.2 trillion, with NATO member states accounting for half of the total.
Since Putin's invasion of Crimea in 2014, non-US NATO countries have increased their defense spending by 32%.
Russia and China are investing in high-tech military capabilities, such as hypersonic missiles, while NATO countries are increasing their ammunition expenditure.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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Migration, Russia challenge global security DW 02/12/2024

The world in 2024 will see an increase in geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty.
Migration through war and climate change is now seen as a bigger threat than an aggressive Russia.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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MSC 2024: Migration, Russia challenge global security DW 02/12/2024

Geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty will increase in the world by 2024, according to the Munich Security Conference (MSC) report.
Migration through war and climate change is seen as a greater threat than an aggressive Russia, according to the MSC survey.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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MSC 2024: Migration, Russia challenge global security DW 02/12/2024

The world in 2024 will be characterized by a downward trend in world politics, marked by an increase in geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty.
Migration through war and climate change are now seen as more important threats to security than an aggressive Russia.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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UK closer to large-scale conflict than in many years, intelligence official says

UK defence intelligence officials say the country is closer to a large-scale conflict than at any recent point
The fast turnover of ministers makes it harder to ensure informed decision-making
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Russia and China slam US for Middle East strikes

Russia and China criticize the United States for its recent air strikes in Iraq and Syria, accusing Washington of raising the risk of regional escalation.
Moscow suggests that the US decision to launch the attacks was driven by domestic political motivations and an attempt to enhance the image of President Joe Biden's administration.
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www.aljazeera.com
1 week ago
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Global defence spending jumped to record $2.2 trillion last year: Report

Global defence spending increased by 9% to reach a record $2.2 trillion in 2024.
Spending is expected to continue rising due to conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, tensions in the Indo-Pacific, and other global security concerns.
Createsend
1 week ago
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Logistics Report: Digital Freight Brokers Seek Scale; Solar Supply Chains' High Hurdles

U.K. trade volumes are 15% lower since Brexit
Express and The Body Shop are preparing for potential bankruptcy
East Asia Forum
1 week ago
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Assessing Indonesia's potential presidents' South China Sea strategies | East Asia Forum

The South China Sea dispute is a major security issue for Indonesia.
Ganjar Pranowo suggests Indonesia should initiate 'provisional measures' to maintain peace and security in the disputed area.
english.elpais.com
1 week ago
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Mexico, the winner of the geopolitical battle between China and the United States

Mexico has surpassed China as the main exporter to the United States due to geopolitical tensions and the U.S. desire to reduce dependence on Chinese goods.
The growing rivalry between China and the United States, along with tariffs and supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, have contributed to the shift in trade.
The Nation
1 week ago
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Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability

The world is likely to experience a succession of major nuclear crises in the future, potentially more dangerous than previous incidents.
The reemergence of nuclear instability is due to a tripolar military rivalry between the US, China, and Russia, as well as the proliferation of potential nuclear flash points.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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Taiwan identifies eight Chinese balloons DW 02/10/2024

Tensions between China and Taiwan have increased since Taiwan's presidential elections in January.
Taiwan reported the highest number of Chinese balloons spotted around the country, a possible sign of increased Chinese military activity.
www.aljazeera.com
1 week ago
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How Taiwan's elections challenge the power of China's Communist Party

Taiwan's successful multiparty elections highlight the dissatisfaction in China with its political system.
China's Communist Party often claims to govern a democratic state, but there is no electoral process comparable to Taiwan's.
Chinese people have never been allowed to choose their own leaders, contrary to the propaganda presented by the CPC.
Createsend
1 week ago
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The Morning Risk Report: Elon Musk Opens New Front in Disney Fight

Elon Musk is offering financial support to people who want to sue Disney for discrimination.
Musk's offer to support lawsuits against Disney is seen as a warning sign for brands that advertise on his platform.
Createsend
1 week ago
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Logistics Report: Container Shipping's Capacity Alarms; Rivals Poach Amazon Workers

Consumer prices in China fell at the steepest pace in 14 years
China's automotive exports jumped 51% in January
time.com
1 week ago
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Why the Philippines Is Increasingly Keeping a Close Eye on Taiwan

The Philippines is preparing for a potential conflict with China over Taiwan.
The Philippines could play a key role in assisting the U.S. and other allies in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.
Truthout
1 week ago
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US Left Must Link With Progressive Forces in Middle East to Stop Regional War

Tensions in the Middle East are escalating, with recent military strikes and counterretaliation between the US, Iran, and their respective militias in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
Iran has been involved in providing military support to various militias in the region, while the US continues to support Israel with significant military aid.
New York Post
1 week ago
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Revealed: How Microsoft in China censors truth about Uyghur 'genocide'

Microsoft's search engine, Bing, offers different results for users in China compared to users in the US when searching for information on the persecuted Uyghur minority.
Bing image results in China depict Uyghurs as cheerful and idyllic, which aligns with the Chinese Communist regime's propaganda.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
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Middle East Crisis: Netanyahu Says Israeli Soldiers Will Push Into Crowded Area in Gaza

Israel's prime minister plans to send military troops into Gaza near the border with Egypt, where displaced Palestinians have fled.
The United Nations has warned that this action could worsen the humanitarian situation and lead to a large-scale loss of civilian lives.
time.com
1 week ago
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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Iran-Backed Militia Commander Linked to Attacks on U.S. Troops

A US drone strike killed a high-ranking commander of the Kataib Hezbollah militia in Baghdad.
The strike further inflames tensions between the US and Iraq, and may lead to protests and retaliation.
www.npr.org
2 weeks ago
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Iraq condemns U.S. airstrikes against Iran-linked groups

Iraqi government officials condemn US airstrikes on Iran-linked targets in Iraq, calling them a threat to their country.
The airstrikes are likely to increase demands for the US-led military coalition to leave Iraq.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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Widening Mideast Crisis: Militia Blamed for Attack on U.S. Forces Says It Will Halt Military Activity

An Iran-linked militia in Iraq, Kata'ib Hezbollah, has announced the suspension of military operations in Iraq under pressure from the Iraqi government and Iran.
President Biden's comment about responding to a drone attack on a U.S. base in Jordan raised fears in Iraq about a possible retaliatory U.S. attack on its territory.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
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For First Time in Two Decades, U.S. Buys More From Mexico Than China

Mexico has overtaken China as America's top source of official imports, highlighting how tensions between the US and China are altering trade flows.
Foreign companies are viewing Mexico as a viable alternative to China due to trade tensions and other factors.
Createsend
1 week ago
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Logistics Report: U.S. Solar Push Runs Into China; FAA Faces Scrutiny on Boeing Safety

Retail sales growth in the U.K. slowed in January.
German manufacturing orders jumped unexpectedly in December.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
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Election Office Blasts in Pakistan Kill at Least 22 a Day Before Vote

Two explosions outside election offices in Pakistan's insurgency-hit area killed at least 22 people just a day before national elections.
The Pakistani authorities have deemed half of the country's polling stations as sensitive or most sensitive, and have deployed the military to secure them.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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Mideast Crisis: Blinken Takes Bid to Avoid Wider War to Qatar and Egypt

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is on a Middle East tour to prevent the escalation of attacks with Iran-backed militias and rally allies around a proposed cease-fire agreement for Gaza.
Blinken has met with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Qatar, and is scheduled to meet with leaders in Israel and the West Bank. Egyptian and Qatari mediators have presented Hamas with a proposal for a pause in fighting.
Intelligencer
2 weeks ago
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Are the U.S. and Iran Inching Toward War?

The US and UK conducted airstrikes on the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, while the US also conducted airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria.
The conflict between the US and Iran-backed fighters is escalating, raising concerns about the potential for a larger war.
Createsend
2 weeks ago
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The Morning Risk Report: Corporate America Tweaks Diversity Initiatives Amid Pushback

Corporate America's diversity initiatives are being adjusted in response to lawsuits and intense scrutiny.
Businesses are trying to foster inclusion without running afoul of the law and potentially bringing costly consequences.
Washington Post
2 weeks ago
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Blinken arrives in Saudi Arabia amid a surge in regional violence

Secretary of State Blinken arrived in Saudi Arabia to address the continued attacks between US forces and Iranian-backed proxy groups.
The US is seeking a de-escalation against Iranian-aligned groups while targeting militias in Syria and Iraq.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
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China: Australian blogger given suspended death sentence DW 02/05/2024

Yang Hengjun receives suspended death sentence for alleged espionage in China.
Sentence is expected to be commuted to life imprisonment after two years.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Israel's war on Gaza: List of key events, day 121

At least 92 people were killed in overnight Israeli attacks, including a kindergarten in Rafah.
Concerns over a potential Israeli ground incursion into Rafah have mounted in recent days.
The United States and the United Kingdom conducted air strikes on Yemen, targeting Houthi militants.
www.france24.com
2 weeks ago
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US reprisal strikes against Iran-linked groups anger Iraq, Syria, Russia calls for UN meeting

The United States launched airstrikes on Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria in response to a drone attack on a US base in Jordan.
Both Washington and Tehran seemed to want to avoid all-out war and tensions in the region are already high due to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The US claimed that the airstrikes were carefully targeted to avoid civilian casualties, but both the Iraqi and Syrian governments reported civilian deaths.
english.elpais.com
2 weeks ago
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India begins to flex its naval power as competition with China grows

India is expanding its naval power and actively participating in international maritime security.
India's naval deployments serve as a message to regional rival China about its growing maritime ambitions.
South China Morning Post
2 weeks ago
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Meta's annual sales boosted by Chinese brands seeking global exposure

China accounted for 10% of Meta's revenue in 2023, up from 6% in previous years.
Chinese brands are using Meta platforms to reach consumers in foreign markets.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Overshadow Gaza crimes': World reacts to US attacks on Iraq and Syria

Iran, Iraq, and Syria strongly condemn US strikes on Iran-aligned targets in retaliation for an attack that killed American soldiers.
The US warns of more strikes to deter the Iran-backed axis of resistance amid Israel's war on Gaza.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Strategic error': Iran condemns US attacks on Iraq, Syria

Iran condemns US strikes as violations of sovereignty and territorial integrity
Iran says US attacks support Israeli goals and overshadow Gaza crisis
Washington Post
2 weeks ago
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Middle East conflict live updates: U.S. attacks will go on at 'times and places of our choosing,' Biden says

President Biden stated that the US will strike additional targets in response to attacks on militia groups backed by Iran.
U.S. forces hit 85 targets in Iraq and Syria operated by Iran-backed militia groups.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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Middle East Crisis: U.S. Conducts Retaliatory Strikes in Iraq and Syria Against Iranian Proxies

The United States carried out military strikes against Iranian forces and militias in Syria and Iraq in response to a drone attack that killed American soldiers.
The strikes targeted command and control operations, intelligence centers, weapons facilities, and bunkers used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force and affiliated militia groups.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
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US targets Iran militias in response to Jordan attack DW 02/02/2024

President Biden is expected to attend a ceremony to honor the three US troops killed in a drone attack in Jordan, which was attributed to Iran-backed militias.
US officials have reportedly approved plans for strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq in response to the attack.
The Atlantic
2 weeks ago
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Iran Is Not a 'Normal' Country

Iran's parliamentarians chanted 'Death to Israel!' and expressed support for Hamas after their attack on Israeli civilians.
Iran has established 19 armed groups along Israel's borders, providing them with financial support, training, and weapons.
Createsend
2 weeks ago
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The Morning Risk Report: Shadow War With Iran Risks Turning Into a Direct Conflict

Both the US and Iran are hesitant to engage in direct military confrontation
Calculations for both sides involve avoiding escalation and changing the other side's behavior
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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China and the U.S. Are Talking, but Their Detente Has Limits

The United States and China have resumed diplomatic talks on various issues, indicating a tentative detente in their relationship.
There is a disagreement on how to define the relationship, with the Biden administration seeing it as strategic competition and Chinese officials rejecting this and promoting a 'San Francisco Vision' of stabilizing relations and putting competition aside.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
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A race against time': Taiwan strives to root out China's spies

Accusations of Taiwanese soldiers accepting bribes from Chinese agents to create propaganda videos and declare loyalty to China have surfaced.
A retired army colonel has been convicted of accepting payments to delay retirement and serve as a spy for China, pledging his loyalty to Beijing's cause of annexing Taiwan.
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
2 weeks ago
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China Warns Ukraine About Labeling Its Firms As 'Sponsors Of War'

Four Chinese nationals charged with illegally exporting U.S. electronic components to Iran
Items used in the production of military technology were smuggled to sanctioned Iranian entities
Createsend
2 weeks ago
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Logistics Report: Pipeline Pumping Up Gas Prices; Walmart Wants to Grow Even Bigger

The Federal Reserve left interest rates steady
Chinese factory activity contracted for a fourth straight month in January
www.npr.org
2 weeks ago
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Rights group warns major carmakers over risk of forced labor in China supply chains

Major car manufacturers are linked to aluminum produced with forced labor by Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China's Xinjiang region.
The origins of aluminum from Xinjiang are difficult to track, making it challenging to ensure it is not part of supply chains linked to forced labor.
East Asia Forum
2 weeks ago
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The United States and China's complex cooperation and rivalry continue | East Asia Forum

US-China trade volumes remained substantial in 2023
Tensions in the high-tech landscape between the US and China continued to rise
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
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Israel-Hamas war: Iran warns against US 'threats' DW 01/31/2024

The US has vowed a "consequential" response to a deadly drone attack blamed on Iran-backed proxies.
The UN has warned of "catastrophic" consequences to aid funding cuts in Gaza.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
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Myanmar hands over junta-backed warlords to China in telecoms scam case

Myanmar has extradited 10 individuals, including warlords, to China for their involvement in online fraud centers.
The fraud centers have thrived during the pandemic and have impacted tens of thousands of foreign nationals, including victims of human trafficking.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
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Israel-Hamas war: US names group behind Jordan attack DW 01/31/2024

The US vows a 'consequential' response to a drone attack blamed on Iran-backed proxies.
The UN warns of 'catastrophic' consequences to aid funding cuts in Gaza.
East Asia Forum
3 weeks ago
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Solid processes yield mixed outcomes in US-East Asia relations | East Asia Forum

The United States and China continue to have tensions on various issues, as symbolized by the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced an increase in defense expenditure, which was welcomed by the United States.
time.com
2 weeks ago
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China Says the U.S. Could Abandon Taiwan if Trump Wins the Presidency

China suggests that a victory by Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election could lead to the U.S. abandoning Taiwan.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly said the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it came under attack.
The Atlantic
3 weeks ago
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Iran's Proxies Are Out of Control

The killing of three American soldiers in a drone attack has crossed a red line in the shadow war between Iran and the United States.
The Iranian leadership is being blamed for the attack, although the Biden administration has not directly implicated Iran in ordering the strike.
Washington Post
3 weeks ago
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Deadly attack on U.S. troops highlights an open-ended military mission

US troops in Iraq and Syria have largely completed their mission against ISIS but face ongoing attacks from other adversaries.
The vulnerability of US troops in the region has raised questions about their presence and how it can be made less of a liability.
New York Post
3 weeks ago
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Biden's disastrous approach to foreign policy culminated in the Jordan attack that killed US soldiers

The Biden administration lacks a coherent grand strategy for Iran.
Biden fails to prioritize China as the primary adversary benefiting from aggression against the US and its allies.
time.com
3 weeks ago
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U.S. and China Launch Talks to Stem Flow of Fentanyl, in Rare Sign of Cooperation

American and Chinese officials met to discuss joint efforts to stem the flow of fentanyl into the U.S.
The U.S. wants China to do more to curb the export of chemicals that are processed into fentanyl.
Axios
3 weeks ago
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China Evergrande has been ordered to liquidate - and the mess is far from over

China Evergrande, one of the world's biggest corporate debtors, has been ordered to liquidate in a Hong Kong court.
The bankruptcy and recovery process for Evergrande will be closely watched by global investors who have been losing confidence in China.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
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Widening Mideast Crisis: Hamas Is Discussing Proposal for Pause in Fighting, Official Says

Hamas has received a proposal to pause the fighting in Gaza and is considering it
The proposal includes a six-week cease-fire to allow for the release of hostages
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
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Chinese and US officials meet in effort to stop flow of deadly fentanyl

US and Chinese officials met to discuss joint efforts to combat the flow of fentanyl into the US.
The meeting focused on fentanyl, its ingredients made in China, and the need for China to curb the export of precursor chemicals.
Washington Post
3 weeks ago
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Tired of hostile Washington, China courts Indiana and Minnesota

Chinese officials are actively seeking to establish ties with mayors and local American leaders to create investment and trade opportunities.
Chinese cities are eager to host American delegations, as they have been starved of international visitors and investors during the pandemic.
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
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Middle East crisis live: Guterres to meet UNRWA donors over funding crisis; IDF reportedly kills three Palestinians in West Bank hospital

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to meet with key UNRWA donor nations in New York after funding suspension
Guterres calls for the continuity of UNRWA's operations despite accusations against employees
www.aljazeera.com
3 weeks ago
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Vietnam, Philippines sign deals on security in disputed South China Sea

Vietnam and the Philippines have agreed to cooperate on maritime security in the South China Sea, a move that could anger China.
The agreements between Vietnam and the Philippines on incident prevention and maritime cooperation among coastguards could lead to compromises on their competing claims in the disputed waters.
Washington Post
3 weeks ago
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Analysis | The Middle East's arc of conflict is spiraling

Israel continues its military campaign in Gaza, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Pro-Iran militia groups in Iraq and Syria have attacked U.S. military targets, prompting a potential American response.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
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Widening Mideast Crisis: Mix-Up Preceded Deadly Drone Strike in Jordan, U.S. Officials Say

Air defenses failed to stop the attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan due to confusion over a returning American drone.
The drone attack was carried out by an Iran-backed militia in Iraq, escalating tensions in the region.
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