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Iran and China reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 deal in an implicit rebuke of the United States.

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

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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 Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

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Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its ...

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China's foreign minister accuses US of 'bullying practices'

In a meeting with Iran's foreign minister Mohamad Zarif in Beijing, Wan Yi slammed international "bullying practices", in an indirect attack on U.S. policy towards both Iran and China.

Austin Bodetti

How Khashoggi's death brought China and Saudi Arabia closer

In the eventful year since October 2, 2018, when Khashoggi was killed, China and Saudi Arabia have built an alliance that owes as much to public ...

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Syria does not want war with Turkey: foreign minister

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has said tried to cool tensions with Turkey, after a Turkish military post in Idlib was hit in shelling.

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China warns US against Middle East entanglement

China has said the US should tone down tensions with Iran, to avoid a wider regional conflict.

China wants Turkey to support Uighur Muslim 'crackdown'

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China wants Turkey to support Uighur Muslim 'crackdown'

China has called on Turkey to support its fight against alleged militants operating in Xinjiang province after Ankara criticised Beijing's ...

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China, Iran discuss nuclear deal ahead of MbS visit

China and Iran's foreign ministers met in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal and the countries' shared interests, which may ...

Explainer: China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

Florence Dixon

Explainer: China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

The New Arab explains the long history behind the recent revelations of China's persecution of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province.

Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters' release

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Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters' release

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over a pardon for two Reuters journalists imprisoned in ...

China rejects UN Rohingya probe amid Uighur crackdown

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China rejects UN Rohingya probe amid Uighur crackdown

'China does not approve of complicating, expanding or internationalising this issue,' its envoy said, as it voted against forming a UN body to ...

Canada calls out China for treatment of Uighur minorities

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Canada calls out China for treatment of Uighur minorities

Canada calls out human rights abuses in China, where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained in internment ...

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Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

Binyamin Netanyahu headed to Europe on Monday, in a visit set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran.

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Iran looks to India, China, Russia after US pullout

Iran will be strengthening its ties with India, China and Russia, following Trump's decision to pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and ...

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China to host Iran's president, discuss nuclear deal

Iran's president will attend a Shanghai summit next month along with his Russian and Chinese counterparts, with discussions about the nuclear ...

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Analysis: China has historically been a friend of Palestine, but its economic initiatives require increasing cooperation with Israel, writes ...

French FM: Assad chemical attack comments 100% lies

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French FM: Assad chemical attack comments 100% lies

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Assad's dismissal of chemical attack allegations are '100 percent cruelty and cynicism.'

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China to mediate talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran

The two Muslim neighbours have been at logger-heads for decades but China, a common friend, has offered to mediate a way out of the deadlock.

China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal

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China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal

China has warned against attempts by some US lawmakers to block the Iran nuclear deal, saying the deal should go ahead despite the election of ...

Jordan reaching 'breaking point' over Syrian refugee influx

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Jordan reaching 'breaking point' over Syrian refugee influx

Ahead of Syria donors' conference in London this week, Jordan's king has urged for international support saying the influx of refugees has put ...

Damascus 'ready' to take part in UN peace talks

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Damascus 'ready' to take part in UN peace talks

Damascus is prepared to take part in UN Geneva peace talks set for January, says Syrian foreign minister. The talks aim to form a national unity ...

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