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China advocates development rather than sanctions in Taliban-run Afghanistan

China says the international community should support chances for positive developments in Afghanistan rather than impose sanctions on the Taliban. “The international community should encourage...

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has backed legislation allowing retaliatory sanctions after the US and other Western governments punished city officials over the ongoing...

Myanmar protest deaths reach 320 as US and UK impose sanctions

The toll of protesters confirmed killed in Myanmar since last month’s military takeover has reached 320, a group that verifies details of deaths and...

Turkey’s Erdogan brushes off EU sanctions threat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brushed off possible European Union sanctions against Turkey, saying they would not affect his country. Speaking to reporters before...

Iran says US sanctions hindering access to Covid vaccines

US sanctions are making it difficult for Iran to purchase medicine and health supplies from abroad, including Covid-19 vaccines needed to contain the worst...

EU Ministers fail to approve sanctions for Belarusian officials

European Union foreign ministers failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus today despite an appeal by the country's main opposition leader to approve...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to fight US sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to overcome US-led sanctions which have inflicted “many hardships and trials” on his country. Mr Kim added...

Venezuela halts talks with opposition in protest of US sanctions

Venezuela’s government late on Wednesday halted negotiations with the opposition in protest of the Trump administration’s freezing of its US assets. The move has thrust into...

Mike Pompeo looks to build coalition amid tensions with Iran

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has held talks with the Saudi king and crown prince about countering the military threat from Iran by...

Russia and China block UN from declaring North Korea violated sanctions

Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council from declaring that North Korea breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products which...

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