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Taliban Endorses Chabahar Port

Last Monday, a Taliban spokesman described Chabahar Port, located in southeastern Iran, as a “transformative opportunity" for Afghanistan. He stressed its potential value in improving Afghan trade, economic independence, economic diversification, and integration with other Central Asian nations. The announcement comes after an agreement was signed by Iran on May 13 handing India control of Chabahar Port for the...

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Prominent Pakistani Journalist Assassinated in Pashtun Heartland

On June 18th, Khalil Afridi, a Khyber News journalist, was assassinated in the Mazarina area of Landi Kotal Tehsil, in the Khyber district of northwestern Pakistan. In response to his death, journalists protested yesterday,...

Rafah Crossing “Destroyed”

Recent footage has revealed that the Rafah Crossing in southern Gaza has been effectively destroyed. The footage offers a good clue as to why the crossing has remained closed since Israel took control of the...

China’s Increase in Crude Oil Storage Tied to Economic Recovery, Strategic Reserve Replenishment

China’s National Statistics Bureau (NSB) released monthly data indicating that the country added approximately one million barrels per day (BpD) of crude oil to its commercial and strategic stockpiles in May. This increase in...