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Analysis: Under Moscow Pressure, Could Belarus's Balancing Act Come Crashing Down?

Speculation that the merger of Russia and Belarus is just over the horizon has become so strident in recent weeks that top officials in both countries have made efforts to refute it. "I call these suggestions very...

US Deporting Iraqis Without Valid Documents

Expand Protesters rally outside the federal court just before a hearing to consider a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Iraqi nationals facing deportation, in Detroit,...

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return

Rohingya refugee girls walk along the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Oct 13, 2018. (Reuters photo) - + DHAKA/YANGON: Myanmar officials visited camps for Rohingya refugees in...

Tokyo confirms release of Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda after three years of captivity in Syria

The government confirmed Wednesday that Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was captured by an armed group in Syria three years ago, has been released and is now in Turkey, Foreign Minister Taro Kono announced....

Moscow Calls Independent Ukrainian Church US-Backed 'Provocation'

Russia's top diplomat on Friday called the Ecumenical Patriarchate's decision to recognize the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's independence from Moscow a Washington-backed "provocation," from which he vowed to protect...

#DiplomaticCentennial George Gabriel Bologan: Trade between Romania and Italy reached a record high in 2017

#DiplomaticCentennial George Gabriel Bologan: Trade between Romania and Italy reached a record high in 2017.Italy ranks first among foreign investors in Romania in terms of the number of companies doing business in...

Once Influential in Africa, Taiwan Loses All But One Ally

By Salem Solomon May 26, 2018Two days after breaking ties with Taiwan, Burkina Faso re-established diplomatic relations with China on Saturday at a signing ceremony in Beijing. Burkina Faso’s decision to sever...

What’s behind China’s anti-Kazakh campaign?

Zhenisnur Ayatkhanuly with children in a house in the suburbs of Almaty. Photo from the personal archive of Zhenisnur Ayatkhanuly.After its continuing persecution of Uyghurs, the Chinese authorities have now turned...

Pompeo threatens US will 'crush' Iran through sanctions and pressure campaign

AsPompeospoke at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday the US will take "all necessary steps to confront and address Iran's malign influence in the region."Pentagon...

Chinese Mass-Indoctrination Camps Evoke Cultural Revolution

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and...


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