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Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

US formally starts <em>withdrawal</em> from World Health Organization

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US formally starts withdrawal from World Health Organization

The United States has formally withdrawn from the World Health Organization amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of 133,484 people in America.

India-Pakistan proxy war a real threat in post-US Afghanistan

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

India-Pakistan proxy war a real threat in post-US Afghanistan

Analysis: The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan could see a proxy war emerge between India and Pakistan.

Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

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Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

After an "accident" at a nuclear complex in Iran, Tehran warned its enemies against hostilities.

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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.

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

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Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

Russia quits UN arrangement for protecting Syria hospitals, aid

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Russia quits UN arrangement for protecting Syria hospitals, aid

Russia has quit a UN arrangement that aims to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid from being hit in war-torn Syria.

Aamir Ali Bhat

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national ...

Libya 'a priority' Italy's FM says during Tripoli visit

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Libya 'a priority' Italy's FM says during Tripoli visit

Rome and Tripoli are reworking a 2017 memorandum on migration.

Tripoli slams Arab League statement on Libya

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Tripoli slams Arab League statement on Libya

A Tuesday statement by the Arab League called for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya, but the statement has been rejected by ...

Israeli annexation and a history of broken American promises

Dalal Yassine

Israeli annexation and a history of broken American promises

Comment: Palestinian leaders have repeatedly gambled on the US to help them achieve their goals, to the detriment of the Palestinian people, ...

Yemen cracks down on Emirati charities for 'undermining stability'

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Yemen cracks down on Emirati charities for 'undermining stability'

Foreign charities will be reviewed by Yemen's government for attempting to sow discord across the war-torn country under the guide of ...

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Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Adviser almost a year ago.

Yara Hawari

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

In a major victory for the BDS movement, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that boycotts are a protected form of protest.

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UN orders war crime probe in Libya

The UN's top rights body ordered a fact-finding mission to Libya to document violations committed since 2016 as ICC prosecutors said mass graves ...

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'Saudi intervention failed', aide to Yemeni president says

An aide to Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi called the Saudi-led intervention in his nation a 'failure', after the recent recapturing of ...

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

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GNA denounces new Sisi threat to intervene in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Egypt could intervene militarily in Libya if Government of National Accord forces ...

Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

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Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The STC have taken over the strategic town of Hadibo in the Socotra island, angering the Hadi government.

Taliban re-affirms commitment to peace deal with US

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Taliban re-affirms commitment to peace deal with US

The Taliban has played down concerns that it would pose a threat to the West as the US moved to reduce the presence of its troops in Afghanistan.

US upholds troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan

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US upholds troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie gave no indication of when US forces would be further reduced.

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