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About 5 hours ago

FIFA World Cup Site Omits 'Israel', Writes ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

The section of the website offering packages for the international soccer tournament for the 2022 FIFA World Cup omitted Israel and replaced it with “Occupied Palestinian Territories” instead. Israel is not listed among Middle East countries in a section of the FIFA website providing information about hospitality packages for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in November-December. Instead, there is only a listing for “Occupied Palestinian Territories.” The section of the website ...
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About 1 day ago

Saudis in Qatif Mark Ashura Anniversary

Saudis in Qatif Mark Ashura Anniversary
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About 1 day ago

Taiwan Holds Drills, Says China Seeks Control of Seas

Taiwan”s foreign minister said Tuesday that China aims to control the East and South China Seas via the Taiwan Strait, describing a greater ambition to upend the Asia-Pacific status quo and prevent nations from aiding the self-governing island. Foreign Minister Joseph Wu spoke at a news conference in Taipei as Taiwan began live-fire military drills to test combat readiness in response to ongoing Chinese exercises that have included launching missiles into waters ...
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Al Manar
About 2 days ago

Japan Won’t Quit Russian Energy Project: Minister

Japan will not be leaving the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia’s Far East because of its significance to the country’s energy supply, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday citing Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda. “For Japan, which depends on the Middle East for about 90% of its crude oil imports, [Sakhalin-1] is a valuable source of purchases outside the Middle East,” he said, commenting on a decree Russian ...
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About 2 days ago

U.S.Mistaken on Taiwan Question in 3 Aspects: Chinese FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday during his visit to Bangladesh that the United States is mistaken in three aspects regarding a reckless tour to China’s Taiwan region by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. He made the remarks in response to the latest situation and the quibbling of the U.S. side. Firstly, Wang said, the U.S. side grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, ...
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About 2 days ago

China Holds Fresh Military Drills Around Taiwan

China’s Defense Ministry has announced new military drills in waters and airspace surrounding the self-ruled Chinese Taipei just a day after concluding its largest ever maneuvers to protest US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taipei. China’s Eastern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Monday that it would carry out joint exercises and training focusing on anti-submarine and sea assault operations – as anticipated by defense analysts ...
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About 5 days ago

China Holds Second Day of Drills Around Taiwan As US Tensions Flare

For the second straight day, China continued its largest-ever military exercises around Chinese Taipei on Friday in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's widely criticized visit to the self-ruled island. The military maneuvers by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which kicked off on Thursday, have led to heightened tensions across east Asia. The Chinese military launched a series of drills across six zones surrounding Taipei on Thursday after Pelosi, the highest-ranking ...
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About 6 days ago

Taiwan 'Preparing for War Without Seeking War': Military

Taiwan's military said Thursday that its forces were closely monitoring unprecedented Chinese drills in waters surrounding the island, claiming that it was ready for conflict but would not seek it. 'The Ministry of National Defense stresses that it will uphold the principle of preparing for war without seeking war, and with an attitude of not escalating conflict and causing disputes,' Taipei's defense ministry said in a statement This comes after China's largest-ever ...
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About 6 days ago

China Launches Major Taiwan Military Exercises after Pelosi's Visit

China's largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan kicked off Thursday, after a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The exercises will take place in various zones throughout Taiwan, including some within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of the island's shore, and will conclude at midday on Sunday. The drills include the “use of advanced weapons,” including state-of-the-art hypersonic DF-17 missiles, as per China’s Global Times newspaper. Chinese J-20 stealth fighter ...
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