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Over the past day, we've mapped 41 events with the following breakdown by event category.
An exercise that started over the weekend off Japan has moved through the Luzon Strait to the South China Sea. China is closely monitoring the multi-lateral exercise that includes carrier strike groups testing out the interoperability of platforms and maritime coordination. This comes as China has been increasing flights into Taiwan's ADIZ and has been continuously denouncing Western presence in the region.
The Afghanistan passport office in Kabul will be reopening on Saturday, but people are already gathering in hopes of gaining passports. The worsening economic and humanitarian situation in the country will increase demand for passports to leave and unrest will likely grow around the office in the days to come.
As rumors continue around the growing relationship between China and Afghanistan, reports are indicating that the Taliban has moved Uyghur militants away from the Chinese border. This move will enhance the relationship between the two countries as Afghanistan seeks humanitarian and economic assistance.
The Iranian foreign minister stated that nuclear talks will be resuming in Vienna in the coming days, but there is no clear timeline for doing so. The US has stated that the ball is in Iran's court and they must come to the table soon.
A former member of LTTE was arrested in Chennai as he facilitated the movement of weapons into Sri Lanka in hopes of restarting the group. There have been increasing reports of the rekindling of the group and we are monitoring these closely.