by Mathias Hariyadi

Police also seized machetes and air rifles. The suspected criminals are part of the East Indonesian Mujahideen and are mostly from Poso, a city that has been at the center of sectarian violence for years.

| 19/05/2022
| INDONESIA
by Arundathie Abeysinghe

With the Rajapaksas in power, Beijing financed infrastructure projects that were often unnecessary and overpriced. The port and airport in Hambantota district are the most striking examples. China holds 10 percent of Colombo's external debt, like Japan, but at much higher interest rates.

 

 

| 19/05/2022
| RED LANTERNS

UN delegation visits the Islamic Republic for first time since 2005. Meetings with government officials, economic and health experts, members of civil society on the agenda. Alena Douhan: A plan to "develop a collaborative programwith Tehran" being studied. 

| 19/05/2022
| IRAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Kiev parliament debates toponymy law to delete references to Russia. Process started with "de-communistization." For Putin, the Ukrainian nation and its people never existed. The ambiguity of an undefined legacy remains.

 

| 19/05/2022
| UKRAINE - RUSSIA

S-300 missiles were fired for the first time in response to an Israeli attack that killed five causing damage. So far this year, Israel has carried out 12 operations in Syria, on top of scores more in previous years. Analysts link Russia’s response to Israeli criticism of the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine.

 

| 18/05/2022
| ISRAEL – RUSSIA
by Sumon Corraya

The accused are blamed for a number of crimes, including money laundering. The People's Commission issues white paper that names a deputy commissioner and police officers guilty of inciting sectarian violence. Extremist imam rejects the document.

| 18/05/2022
| BANGLADESH
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| 11/05/2022
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
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| 05/05/2022
| ASIA
 
by Dario Salvi
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| 05/05/2022
| ITALY - GULF
 
by Alessandra De Poli
The small Pacific archipelago, so called because it was thought to be home to King Solomon's mines, actually lacks everything: hospitals, infrastructure, airports. China, which has offered to bring a certain degree of development, is welcomed as ...
| 03/05/2022
| SALOMON ISLANDS - CHINA
 
by Wang Zhicheng
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