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A family arriving from Afghanistan cross into Pakistan at the 'Friendship Gate' crossing point, 7 September 2021 (photo: Saeed Ali Achakzai/Reuters/Alamy)

Taliban takeover

Afghanistan crisis looms as West cuts aid lifelines

Sunrise on the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf (photo: Instagram)

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt

A new dawn for diplomacy in the Middle East?

Pakistan after shooting down two Indian fighter jets (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma/PPI)

Indo-Pakistani relations

Detente over Kashmir following decades of conflict?

Aftemath of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza (photo: John Minchillo-AP Photo-picture-alliance)

Middle East conflict

China fears instability in the Middle East

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Tehran, March 2021 (photo: AFP)

Iran–China 25-year Cooperation Programme

The Islamic Republic's timely vaccine against U.S. pressure?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh, 24 March 2021 (photo: BANDAR AL-JALOUD/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)

China in the Middle East

Beijing's new charm offensive

Disinfection measures against the coronavirus in Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP/V. Salemi)

COVID-19 and terrorism

9/11, coronavirus – epochal events that force a re-think

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/B. Al-Jaloud)

Pakistan and the Gulf

Arab allies jump ship over Pakistan's 'new Kashmir policy'

Iran-China partnership: Xi Jinping meets Ali Khamenei (photo: ana.press)

Hic sunt dracones

Is Iran set to forfeit its national interests to China?

Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president Donald Trump at G20 summit in Argentina, December 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Maxppp)

Uighur repression in China

Donald Trump, the obstacle to Washington's Uighur policy

Josep Borrell (photo: Reuters/V. Kessler)

Fifth anniversary of the JCPOA

Saving the Iran nuclear deal

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