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The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

The US has imposed visa bans and asset freezes on senior Chinese officials including the chief of the Communist Party, in response to 'horrific' abuses against Uighur Muslims

<em>Pompeo</em> asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

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Pompeo asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

The US Secretary of State has urged Egypt to stop the 'unwarranted harassment' of American citizens and their families.

US to start Cyprus military training despite Turkey opposition

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US to start Cyprus military training despite Turkey opposition

Washington last year removed a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkish opposition.

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

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Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

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American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

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Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

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Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

Erdogan rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque.

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Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

<em>Pompeo</em> urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

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Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

Erdogan, whose roots are in political Islam, has mused about turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, triggering tension with neighbouring ...

Bernie Sanders signs AOC letter against West Bank annexation

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Bernie Sanders signs AOC letter against West Bank annexation

Progressive Democrat and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has signed a letter threatening cuts to military aid if Israel annexes parts ...

US 'considering military force' against Iran's nuclear programme

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US 'considering military force' against Iran's nuclear programme

The US said it is not ruling out military action to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

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US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and ...

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Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking Americans

The State Department has warned the Taliban against targeting Americans in the country, amid outrage over alleged Russian rewards to attack US soldiers.

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Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Comment: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is showing real leadership by firmly grounding her opposition to Israeli annexation in Palestinian human and ...

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Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

Israel's foreign ministry retweeted a quote given by Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir calling Iran the 'world's number one terror sponsor', concurring ...

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

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AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

US Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have called on Washington to ditch military aid to Israel in the event of ...

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Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

US and Saudi officials called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security, accusing Tehran of ...

US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms sales

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Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms sales

Donald Trump may put an end to a decades-long practise of reviewing arms sales to foreign governments over humanitarian concerns.

White House undecided on annexation as delegation visits Israel

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White House undecided on annexation as delegation visits Israel

US officials are still undecided about whether to back Israel's annexation of West Bank land after three days of talks, as US diplomats head to ...

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