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Iran pursues dynamic diplomacy to counter U.S. isolation

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden’s first Middle East tour meant to rally support to counter what he called “Iranian threats” is most likely to see a watered-down achievement, given Iran’s sustained efforts to improve relations with neighbors and other countries in the region, analysts said. A handful …

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Middle East is not someone’s backyard: China spokesperson

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The people of the Middle East are the masters of the region, and the Middle East is not someone’s backyard, let alone a so-called “vacuum,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Friday. Wang made the remarks at a routine press briefing when asked to comment …

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Government moves to amend MoU on labour externalization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started a process to ensure that Ugandans employed in the Middle East get similar terms of employment as their counterparts from other countries. This is after it was revealed that the earnings and workload for Ugandans especially those working as house maids …

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Biden follows Trump’s “crude and hostile” policy on Mideast

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden is following the same “crude and hostile” foreign policy of his predecessor Donald Trump in dealing with Middle East issues, a Palestinian writer wrote on Thursday. “The truth is that Biden’s foreign policy so far didn’t show any difference from Trump’s crude …

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Human Trafficking: 20 Ugandans dead, 175 missing in one year

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 20 Ugandan victims of human trafficking died last year whereas 175 mysteriously disappeared, according to a report released by the ministry of internal affairs. The report released and launched Friday by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu, shows 1,295 …

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Russia-Ukraine conflict sparks concerns over food supply in Mideast

Food prices could higher as the recent Russia-Ukraine military conflict might further disrupt global markets Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | As the conflict continues between Russia and Ukraine, both the world’s key wheat exporters, Middle East countries relying heavily on wheat imports are likely to face further food shortages and price …

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