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Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

Joe Biden's administration criticised China's move to sanction nearly 30 officials from Donald Trump's government.

Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

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US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

The sale of 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones was promised to the UAE when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel in August.

China sanctions <em>Pompeo</em>, Trump officials for violating 'sovereignty'

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China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating 'sovereignty'

China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

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China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

China has clapped back at growing backlash over its maltreatment of Uighur Muslims.

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US to review Houthi terrorist designation, support for Saudi

Joe Biden's upcoming administration will review categorising Houthi rebels as terrorists.

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Biden to keep Jerusalem embassy but seek Palestinian state

President-elect Joe Biden will not reverse Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital but will seek a state for the ...

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Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state said the incoming administration will revisit the terrorist designation of Yemen's ...

Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

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Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

Iran imposed sanctions on outgoing US President Donald Trump and several of his top aides and advisers.

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

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Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against ...

Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

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Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies ...

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

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Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

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UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi ...

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a ...

Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

<em>Pompeo</em> alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

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Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

<em>Pompeo</em> to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

<em>Pompeo</em>: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

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Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by ...

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