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Germany stops arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany has stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and almost all of its allies waging war on Yemen, in a decision likely to have both an impact on the Riyadh regime and a domino effect on other Western and non-Western countries exporting arms to Saudi Arabia. German government spokesman Steffen ...

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Yemeni forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi military facility

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says it has fired a ballistic missile at a special forces camp and a facility for gunships in the southwestern Saudi border province of Najran. Ansarullah announced on Thursday that the projectile was a Qaher M-2 ballistic missile, without providing further details. The Saudi-led coalition fighting against Yemen ...

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Reuters journalists covering crimes against Rohingya charged in Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists, who covered the ongoing state-sponsored crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, have been officially charged for breaching a colonial-era law. The two local journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested last December during a meeting with two police officials over dinner for “possessing important and ...

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Iran security, stability depend on own people: FM Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic’s security and stability depend on its own people, adding that “infiltrators” will not be permitted to violate the rights of the Iranians. “Iran’s security and stability depend on its own people, who — unlike the peoples of [US President Donald] Trumps regional ...

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UN bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

The United Nations has banned four more North Korean ships from entering international ports for breaching sanctions against Pyongyang, bringing to eight the total number of the Eastern Asian country’s blacklisted vessels. The UN Security Council voted on Thursday to deny international port access to the four vessels – the Ul ...

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Iran’s Asia oil exports skid to lowest since April 2016

The latest official figures show that imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia tumbled 29 percent in November from the same month a year ago to the lowest volumes since April 2016. In total, China, India, Japan and South Korea imported 1.36 million barrels per day (bpd) ...

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