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Israel cracks Palestinian militant recruitment cell

Israel on Wednesday said it had cracked a Palestinian militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian intelligence officers who worked out of South Africa.

Turkey expresses concerns over Iran anti-govt protests

Turkey is concerned over reports of violent protests in neighbouring Iran while advising foreign powers not to intervene.

China welcomes proposed talks between North and South Korea

China “welcomes and supports” South Korea’s initiative to hold high-level talks with North Korea ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Palestinian Authority recalls envoy from Pakistan over Jerusalem rally row

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has recalled its ambassador to Pakistan after he attended a rally in support of Palestine's position on Jerusalem hosted by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who carries a $10m US bounty on his head for allegedly masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Russia supplies fuel to North Korea – report

Reports say that in spite of sanctions on North Korea, Russian tankers have continue to supply fuel to the secretive communist country.

China denies allegation of illicit oil sale to North Korea

China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that Beijing allowed oil to reach the isolated nation.

China refutes German envoy’s allegation on cyber security consultation

A Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on Wednesday criticised the stance of the German Ambassador to China on issues concerning bilateral cyber security consultation.

‘Comfort women’ row with Japan unresolved – South Korea

Seoul said on Wednesday that a 2015 deal with Japan over South Korean “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels failed to meet the victims’ needs, throwing ties into doubt as both countries seek to rein in North Korea.

Israel woos 10 countries on Jerusalem

Israel has started wooing 10 countries to move their embassies to Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city as capital of Israel.

Jerusalem: South Africa downgrades embassy in Tel Aviv to liaison office

South Africa’s ruling ANC decided to downgrade its embassy in Tel Aviv to a liaison office over a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, ahead of a UN vote on Thursday on a resolution urging Washington to drop the move.

China tells EU to abide by WTO rules

China on Thursday urged the EU to abide by WTO rules and avoid abusing trade remedy measures.

Iran denies supplying missiles to Yemen

Iran is not supplying missiles to Yemen, the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran said on Wednesday, rejecting accusations made by U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

ECOWAS discuss Morocco’s membership as summit opens in Abuja

The 52nd ECOWAS Heads of State and Government summit opened in Abuja on Saturday as leaders discuss Morocco’s membership of the bloc and the security situation in Guinea Bissau.

Japan sanctions 19 coys over North Korea’s missile programme

Following North Korea’s defiant move towards the development of its nuclear programme, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it has blocked the assets of 19 companies in an attempt to stop Pyongyang’s missile test.

Suspension of visas by US hurting families – Cuba

Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was “seriously hampering” family relations and other exchanges.

China condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC

China on Monday condemned an attack on UN peacekeeping forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Dec. 9, in which 15 Tanzanian blue helmets were killed.

Ethiopia backs African Union stance on Jerusalem, says no plans to relocate embassy

The Ethiopian government says its embassy will continue to be in the known Israeli capital, Tel Aviv despite United States president opting to recognise Jerusalem as the capital.

China has no intention to interfere in Australia’s Internal Affairs – foreign ministry

China has no intention of interfering in Australia’s Internal Affairs, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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