Two Russian warships have docked at a port in the Philippines, potentially foreshadowing an era of enhanced military ties between Manila and Moscow as a gap widens between the Philippines and the United States.
Following last year nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers which led to termination of years of anti-Iran sanctions, Iran has opened up to the world and a new era has began in its foreign relations.
The deal triggered a wave of visits to Tehran by high-ranking officials and business delegations, indicating that Iran is considered by them a safe place for investment and political cooperation while the region has been gripped by unrest in recent years.
Egypt is slated to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal today, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.
American political commentator Mike Billington said Washington’s military threats against Russia and China and plans to boost forces around the superpowers could result in World War III in the thermonuclear era.