Pummeling India’s western coast, Cyclone Tauktae has been the latest in what experts say is a growing number of ever-bigger storms in the Arabian Sea because of climate change warming its waters.
At least 33 people are dead and more than 90 are missing after a monster Cyclone Tauktae slammed India, compounding the country's woes as it posted a new record number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.
US Navy's Fifth Fleet seizes huge cache of weapons that it said included Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, Kalashnikov-style rifles, sniper rifles, heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
Nisarga comes just two weeks after Cyclone Amphan tore through the Bay of Bengal on India’s east coast and battered West Bengal state, killing more than 100 people in India and neighbouring Bangladesh.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s government decided to send a warship and patrol planes to the region to protect its commercial tankers amid high tension in the region.
Vayu, which is now classified as a very severe cyclonic storm, is expected to hit Gujarat state early on Thursday. Authorities are trying to evacuate close to 300,000 people living in coastal areas.
Oman's goodwill and relationships with the Muslim world and the West could prove vital, as they have historically, to ensuring that US-Iran tensions don't boil over.
As the war in Afghanistan winds down, China looks to make Afghanistan a bigger part of its regional ambitions.
A senior Chinese diplomat says more talks will take place to fix details regarding economic support to Islamabad, as visiting Pakistani PM Imran Khan tells Chinese of "a very difficult economic situation" at home.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's promised 'New Pakistan' is tied, he says, to peace in neighbouring Afghanistan. The odds are against him.
Since 2013 Beijing has worked diligently to develop the Belt and Road Initiative as a win-win project capable of transcending adversarial diplomatic relationships. Its success will depend heavily on decreasing regional hositilities.
The cyclone is expected to make landfall early on Saturday near Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, after thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra, where at least 17 people went missing.
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