European parties to the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), did not invoke a mechanism that could lead to the re-imposition of United Nations sanctions against Tehran, a Chinese envoy says.
Europeans will not invoke trigger JCPOA dispute mechanism: China envoy
Bangladesh has ordered the closure of the headquarters of a leading Rohingya advocacy group, which has become a key voice for the Muslim minority stuck in squalid camps, amid a clampdown by the country's authorities on the refugees.
Bangladesh orders closure of Rohingya advocacy office
China has called on the United States to stop its so-called maximum pressure campaign on Iran and making threats of deploying additional troops to the Middle East, saying Washington should find a diplomatic solution to reduce tensions in the region.
Stop maximum pressure campaign on Iran: China tells US
The Philippines' north has been hit by some of its worst flooding in decades, with torrents of muddy runoff forcing 66,000 from their homes and prompting rescues of trapped locals, authorities said Friday.
Philippines floods force 66,000 from homes
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize laureate, will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next week over charges leveled against the Asian state regarding genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar faces genocide hearings at ‘World Court’
China has once again warned the US that tariffs must be cut if Beijing and Washington are to reach an interim agreement on trade, amid growing uncertainty on when even a phase-one agreement can be reached.
China reiterates tariffs must be reduced for interim trade deal with US
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to dissolve parliament and hold an early parliamentary election on February 9.
Azerbaijan to hold snap parliamentary polls in February
North Korea has warned the United States against holding any United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the country’s human rights situation.
North Korea warns against UN human rights meeting
The people of Kashmir, whose access to the Internet has been blocked by the Indian government for the past four months, are gradually losing their WhatsApp accounts one by one over its parent company Facebook’s policy on “inactive” users.
Facebook removing Kashmiris’ WhatsApp accounts over policy on ‘inactive’ users

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