Subscribe to Diyaruna's newsletter We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Subscribe Sample newsletter China gaining military, economic influence by racking up debtors around the world Recipients of Chinese loans and development assistance are finding themselves unable to repay or in unfavourable conditions, sparking unrest and even violence in some countries. In Moscow, Raisi sells off China deal leftovers Iran's official slogan is 'Neither East, nor West, only the Islamic Republic'. Yet the Islamic Republic is increasingly beholden to Russia and China. Mandatory Chinese Olympics app has 'devastating' encryption flaw The MY2022 app, which is used to monitor COVID-19 and is mandatory for all athletes, journalists and other Olympics attendees, may have been intentionally sabotaged for surveillance purposes. Diyaruna Daily news and features from local correspondents covering terrorism, security, and co-operation on the path to greater stability in Iraq and Syria.