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IMO Condemns “Illegal, Unjustifiable” Attacks On Ships In Red Sea

ATHENS, Greece: Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the UN agency that regulates global shipping – have called for an immediate end to ongoing attacks on ships and seafarers transiting through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
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LNG New-buildings Take Center Stage

ATHENS, Greece: Demand for LNG newbuildings rose last week, with more orders being reported. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Banchero Costa said that it was a “very busy week for LNGs with the third phase of the Qatar Energy building program. 
 
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Maersk Warns Of Major Disruption As Ships Diverts Away From Red Sea

PIRAEUS, Greece:Container shipping giant Maersk MAERSKb.CO is diverting all vessels from Red Sea routes around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope for the foreseeable future, it said on Friday, warning customers to prepare for significant disruption.
 
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The Informal Sector: The Achilles Heel Of Malaysia's Economy

BANGKOK, Thailand: When the new health minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad last evening called a press conference, many Malaysians were not worried about the threat of Covid-19, but scared MCOs would be reintroduced, once again devastating the livelihoods of many within the informal sector, that led to the ‘white flag movement’ in 2020/21.
 
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Why Are Islamists Claiming Non-Muslim Land?

NEW YORK, US: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan keeps increasingly referring to places outside Turkey as "our lands." In his statement following the presidential cabinet meeting on November 20, Erdogan said:
 
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Turkey Celebrates Centenary Of The Republic In Shadow Of War

MICHIGAN, US:Tomorrow marks the centenary of the Turkish Republic, founded on 29 October 1923 under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. A number of official commemorations are of course planned. The Presidency’s Directorate of Communication has organized special video screenings to mark the centenary by installing giant screens in various squares in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir.
 
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Bridging Free And Open Spaces Serves U.S. Interests


WASHINGTON, U.S.-American interests are advanced by bridging the world’s free and open spaces, thereby preventing authoritarian regimes from dividing the world into hard spheres of control. 

 
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Russo-Ukrainian War: The World Blood Pump


SMO-Since Russia’s surprise decision to voluntarily withdraw from west bank Kherson in the first week of November, there has been little in the way of dramatic changes to the frontlines in Ukraine. 

 
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Turkey's Looming Invasion Of Syria Tests US-Kurdish Ties

LONDON, UK--Turkey’s threatened incursion into northern Syria is testing US efforts to balance between an important counterterrorism partner in the Middle East and a pivotal geopolitical ally in the war in Ukraine.

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The U.S., China, And Great Power Competition In The Middle East

WASHINGTON, U.S.--It’s official. The Biden administration agrees with the Trump administration that almost everything that happens in world affairs can be explained by two interlocking zero-sum contests. One is geopolitical, as in ‘great power rivalry.’  The other is ideological, as in ‘democracy vs. authoritarianism.’

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Great Power Folly? NATO’s Ill-Timed Turn To China


WASHINGTON, U.S.--Russia and Ukraine are at war, Europe’s failure to take its defense seriously is evident to all, and the allies finally feel pressure to spend and do more militarily. Why, then, did they treat China as an adversary and invite several Asia-Pacific governments to last week’s NATO summit?

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5 Ways To Take Back Power In The Fight Against Climate Change

BERLIN, Germany--This week marked 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Governments from across the globe are meeting in Sweden to commemorate this event, though there is not much to celebrate.

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Turkey, Terrorists And NATO

NEW YORK, U.S.--Turkey, reportedly on the verge of yet another military incursion into Syria, appears up to other fun and games as well.

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