May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted ...

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

Apr 23, 2016

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

A lawyer says that five Western diplomats trying to visit her after she was prevented from traveling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work have been stopped by police. Ni Yulan was awarded the State Department’s International Women of ...