This past summer, a step forward was taken for the realization of the Trans-Afghan natural gas pipeline project, also known as TAPI. TAPI is an ambitious $7.5 billion project, that aims in trasferring natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India. Even though it has to overcome many obstacles due to the unstable political and economic conditions in the involved countries, TAPI can have major geopolitical effects in the area.
A WWII era, one-ton bomb was unearthed in the German city of Cologne during preparations for the construction of a pipeline last week. Roughly 20,000 people were forced to leave their homes so that authorities could defuse the bomb. The unexploded US-made device was found 16 feet underground on the left bank of the Rhine river near Mülheim Bridge.