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MPs voted unanimously to label China's treatment of Uighurs as 'genocide' and ministers called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to officially label it as such.

The bill would allow a US president to force sanction on anyone responsible for the labour trafficking of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China.

China donates 200,000 Covid-19 jabs to Algeria

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China donates 200,000 Covid-19 jabs to Algeria

China will donate 200,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Algeria, the Chinese ambassador to Algiers said.

Egypt struggles to launch domestic vaccine production

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Egypt struggles to launch domestic vaccine production

Egypt has so far been unable to negotiate an agreement with Chinese state and private companies to produce coronavirus vaccines ...

Biden says Uighur genocide part of China's 'different norms'

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Biden says Uighur genocide part of China's 'different norms'

US President Joe Biden has made controversial comments appearing to excuse China's genocide of Uighurs, saying that it was part of the Asian ...

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that ...

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How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Comment: Whether to designate human rights atrocities as genocide is a fraught discussion that can hinder rather than precipitate further ...

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UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

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Pakistan to allow private sales of Covid vaccines

A Pakistani lab will soon receive Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for commercial sale, making the country one of the first to allow this ...

Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

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Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

State media quoted the chief of the army's ground force as saying the "smart" missile is capable of operating under "any weather condition".

Ilhan Omar 'disappointed' by Biden administration's Israel policy Ilhan Omar 'disappointed' by Biden administration's Israel policy

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Ilhan Omar 'disappointed' by Biden administration's Israel policy

In an interview with Alaraby TV, US congresswoman Ilhan Omar said she was "disappointed" by the Biden administration's policy on Israel and the ...

Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

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Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

The leaders of Myanmar’s coup have called on people to work with them for democracy, as people continue to protest on the streets.

No 'specific date' yet for Biden-Netanyahu call: White House

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No 'specific date' yet for Biden-Netanyahu call: White House

US President Joe Biden has not set a specific date to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.

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After Myanmar's coup

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile democracy, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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China bans BBC World News for content 'violation'

A recent BBC report broadcast claims of the systematic rape and sexual abuse of women at detention camps for ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in ...

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India and China reach deal over contested border

Frontline troops began to pull back from the shores of the Himalayas' lake on Wednesday after several rounds of talks

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'Boycott Beijing Olympics' over 'Muslim genocide', British MPs demand

Senior UK politicians have urged British athletes to boycott next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing in response to a 'genocide' against Uighurs ...

Uighur protesters in Turkey demand information about family members

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Uighur protesters in Turkey demand information about family members

Dozens of Uighurs have protested at the Chinese consulate in Istanbul to demand information about relatives held in detention camps by ...

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'Credible case' China carrying out genocide against Uighurs: lawyers

The British government has so far stopped short of invoking the term "genocide", arguing only courts can make that legal definition.

Blinken presses China on Uighurs in first call

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Blinken presses China on Uighurs in first call

The new US Secretary of State's first phone call with China took on the topic of the country's treatment of Uighur Muslims.

Biden demands Myanmar military 'relinquish power'

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Biden demands Myanmar military 'relinquish power'

US President Joe Biden called on Myanmar's generals to "relinquish power" following the military coup that ousted the elected civilian ...

US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

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US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

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