One Year of War: A Grim Anniversary for Ukraine and Russia

Friday marks one year since Russia launched a devastating war against Ukraine that continues to rage on.[0] In the last year, the combined military and civilian casualties have been estimated to be close to 300,000, and more than 8 million Ukrainians have been displaced, both internally and externally.[1] Russia’s hopes of a quick victory have […]

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US and NATO Express Concern on China Providing Lethal Aid to Support Russia’s War in Ukraine

Nearly one year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration is concerned that China may be considering providing lethal aid to support Moscow’s war effort. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed “deep concern” about the possibility of Beijing supplying weapons to Russia for its war against Ukraine, saying it would have “serious consequences” […]

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6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Tajikistan and China

On Thursday, February 23, 2021, a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook Tajikistan near the border of China’s Xinjiang region. The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the quake had a magnitude of 7.2 and a depth of 10 kilometers.[0] Tremors of the quake were strongly felt in China’s Xinjiang region, as well as in Afghanistan, Pakistan, […]

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