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France's foreign minister has proposed a UN-led observer mission to evaluate the treatment of China's Uighur Muslim population.

Exiled Uighurs this month called for the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate China for genocide and crimes against humanity.

UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

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UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

EU ministers aim to ease Turkey tensions

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EU ministers aim to ease Turkey tensions

The 27 ministers were to discuss the whole gamut of EU-Turkey relations as they met in Brussels in person for the first time since the ...

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China slaps tit-for-tat sanctions on US lawmakers, Xinjiang envoy

Sanctions will also be applied on the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, an agency that monitors human rights in the Asian country.

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China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of ...

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What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

Comment: UK sanctions on Saudi and Russian individuals are encouraging but will do little to the punish the regimes that allowed these abuses to ...

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News outlets duped by fake Middle East analyst personas

Multiple news websites published propagandist Middle East takes by a network of fake analysts, according to an investigation by The Daily Beast.

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

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Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

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Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

Iran navy is testing new cruise missiles in the Gulf of Oman.

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

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US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

Trump to sign bill condemning China over Uighur crackdown

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Trump to sign bill condemning China over Uighur crackdown

Donald Trump is set to sign legislation calling for sanctions against Chinese officials deemed responsible for Uighur abuses.

Lebanese activists release 'protest guide' for US demonstrators

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Lebanese activists release 'protest guide' for US demonstrators

A 'protest guide' created by Lebanese activists has been shared online, detailing ways in which demonstrators in the US can adequately equip ...

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

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US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

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Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to lose.

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US Senate threatens sanctions on China over Covid-19 accounting

US senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would empower President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on China over the coronavirus outbreak.

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Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing tensions between ...

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US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The US is reportedly removing two batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles as well as fighter equipment and 300 troops stationed in Saudi ...

US oil rebounds after crash as stocks suffer losses

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US oil rebounds after crash as stocks suffer losses

US oil prices have bounced back after they crashed below $0 for a number of hours on Monday.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Gulf patrols increased

Tehran has accused the US of 'dangerous adventurism' in the Gulf waters, warning that such activity constitutes a 'red line'.

Armed men seize and release tanker off Iranian coast

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Armed men seize and release tanker off Iranian coast

Armed men seized a Hong-Kong flagged tanker near the coast of Iran before releasing it, amid a rise in tensions between the US ...

Philippines ambassador to Lebanon dies from coronavirus complications

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Philippines ambassador to Lebanon dies from coronavirus complications

Ambassador Bernardita Catalla, 62, died in a Beirut hospital on Thursday after contracting Covid-19, becoming Lebanon's 15th coronavirus ...

Israel extends West Bank, Gaza closures amid coronavirus outbreak

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Israel extends West Bank, Gaza closures amid coronavirus outbreak

No final date has been issued for lifting the closure on Bethlehem, which has been completely shut down since last week in coordination with the ...

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