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Iran will not change regional policies under US threats: Foreign minister Zarif

ANKARA Iran will not rein in its influence in the Middle East despite mounting U.S. pressure on Tehran to curb its regional activities, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV. “Iran will not change its policies in the region because of U.S. sanctions and threats,” al Jazeera …

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Amid rising US tensions, Iran unveils next generation missile

TEHRAN (IRAN) Iran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had “successfully passed its tests” and could strike targets …

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China military presence has prevented Muslim-majority Xinjiang from becoming another Syria: State media

BEIJING Massively stepped-up security in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang has helped prevent “great tragedy”, a state-run newspaper said on Monday, in the country’s first response to a critical United Nations report on the situation there. A U.N. human rights panel said on Friday that it had received …

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China rejects allegations of detaining million Uighurs in camps in Xinjiang

GENEVA China rejected on Monday allegations raised by a U.N. panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists. Hu Lianhe, a senior Communist Party official, said authorities in the far …

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Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto to lose security deposit after failing to procure minimum votes

ISLAMABAD ISLAMABAD: PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif and chairman of the PPP Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari are among the candidates whose security deposit will be forfeited for failing to get 25 per cent of the total votes polled in their constituencies in the July 25 elections, according to a media report today. A total …

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Bangladesh jails top photographer Shahidul Alam for ‘provocative’ statements during student protests

DHAKA Award-winning Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam was in jail on Monday, 10 days after being arrested following an interview with Al Jazeera about massive student demonstrations, police said. Alam, 63, who accused police of assaulting him in custody and was earlier sent to a hospital for a check-up following an …

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