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China Filling US-Created Vacuum in Middle East

China has been filling the vacuum that the United States is creating in the Middle East, an American newspaper argues, after the government of Bashar al-Assad announced that Syria has joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In an article…
U.S. Sanctions on Iran
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China Reaffirms Opposition to U.S. Sanctions on Iran

China reaffirmed its opposition to unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran at a meeting between Foreign Minister unilateral sanctions and his Iranian counterpart, while backing efforts to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between major…
Iran nuclear program
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Chinese, Saudi FMs discuss Iran nuclear program, Afghanistan

In his visit to China, the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia met and held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to discuss Iran’s nuclear deal and the latest developments in Afghanistan. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged…
sanctions on Afghanistan
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China urges U.S. to lift unilateral sanctions on Afghanistan

The Chinese foreign ministry Monday urged the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets and lift unilateral sanctions on the country as soon as possible. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Afghan Taliban’s…
nuclear talks
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China to host Iranian foreign minister amid US pressure over nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is to visit China later this week, local media reported, as pressure grows to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal. Amir-Abdollahian’s trip, reported by Iran Press news agency, will be the first…
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Russia to host ‘Troika Plus’ meet on Afghanistan

Russia will host a 'Troika Plus' meeting on Afghanistan next month which will see the participation of the US, China and Pakistan, Moscow's Special Representative to Kabul Zamir Kabulov announced. In November, Islamabad hosted a Troika Plus…
Supporting Taliban in Afghanistan
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China Wary of Supporting Taliban in Afghanistan, Claims Report

China, which has been one of the few countries to support Taliban rule, now seems to have realised its mistake of embracing the outfit in Afghanistan as Beijing appears to lose confidence in the Taliban that had long been a global pariah due…
Afghanistan And USA
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Outside Looking in: After Afghanistan, U.S. Scrambles for Bases in Central Asia

By Ben Wolfgang , The Washington Times President Biden is racing to find partners in Central Asia willing to host U.S. troops, equipment and intelligence assets that the Pentagon says are vital to keep al Qaeda, ISIS and other extremist…
Afghanistan’s Future
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Envoys from U.S., Russia, China Meet in Pakistan to Discuss Afghanistan’s Future

Pakistan on Thursday hosted talks with special envoys from the United States, Russia and China on the path forward for Afghanistan, where a deepening humanitarian crisis has forced many Afghans to migrate to neighboring countries since the…
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US Must Make First Move on Iran Nuclear Deal, China Says

China welcomes Iran’s decision to return to talks on a nuclear agreement but the US must take remedial action first, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. In a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Saturday,…