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Comment: Conservative opposition to Rishi Sunak's foreign aid cut has laid bare the distinctly unhumanitarian nature if its existence, writes Malia Bouattia.

Scott Atlas, a favoured coronavirus adviser of the US president, who tweeted in October "Masks work? NO," has submitted his resignation.

Australia PM slams Chinese tweet showing soldier killing child

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Australia PM slams Chinese tweet showing soldier killing child

A Chinese government spokesman posted the fake image to twitter amid escalating tensions between Canberra and Beijing.

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over 'Iran dealings'

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US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over 'Iran dealings'

US economic sections were imposed on Chinese and Russian companies that allegedly supported the development of Iran's missile program, ...

Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

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Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

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Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

A Biden administration is considering taking troops out from Somalia.

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

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Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

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Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

Overseas trials of the vaccine are taking place in the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Belarus and other countries.

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

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Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

Trump joins APEC summit as <em>China</em> counters US protectionism

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Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

The incumbent US president made a rare appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Saudi Arabia and Russia race to supply China's oil

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Saudi Arabia and Russia race to supply China's oil

Saudi Arabia and Russia have both been hit hard by the downturn in oil demand.

No limit to where Iran defends itself, Guards say

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No limit to where Iran defends itself, Guards say

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they are not bound by geography when it comes to self-defence.

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human rights record dampened meeting.

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Iran to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

Iran will return to its nuclear commitments if Joe Biden lifts sanctions imposed in the past two years

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Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the event.

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Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for which he had ...

Trump bans US investment in Chinese military-linked firms

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Trump bans US investment in Chinese military-linked firms

Donald Trump has barred Americans from investing in companies that US officials say are owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

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China sends 'congratulations' to Joe Biden on election win

'We respect the choice of the American people. We express our congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris', said China's foreign minister.

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

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Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

Trump fires defence chief Esper

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

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