Achieving stability and security in the Middle East requires justice and multilateralism, according to China’s assistant foreign minister. Photo: EPA-EFE

China blames chaos in Middle East on United States’ ‘self-serving swashbuckling’

  • America is the only superpower with real influence in the region, but its unilateral approach is at the root of the problem, assistant foreign minister tells security forum in Beijing
  • Official also accuses other Western nations of applying ‘double standards’ on fighting terrorism
Topic |   Middle East

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Achieving stability and security in the Middle East requires justice and multilateralism, according to China’s assistant foreign minister. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Vice-President Mike Pence speaks to troops at Arbil International Airport. Photo: AP Photo

US Vice-President Mike Pence avoids Baghdad leaders on surprise Iraq visit

  • A US official said Pence ‘encouraged the Iraqi government to disassociate itself with Iran’, a key power broker in the country
Topic |   Iraq

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Vice-President Mike Pence speaks to troops at Arbil International Airport. Photo: AP Photo
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