Yearly Archives: 2018
US midterm elections: Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate
7 November 2018 | Shaun Tandon, Nova Safo and Javier Tovar
Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in a midterm setback for Donald Trump, but the US president managed to avoid a feared "blue wave". ...
Is the Karmapa Lama a Chinese spy? India still can’t decide after 18 years
6 November 2018 | Jyoti Malhotra
India has still not decided whether it should give the Karmapa Lama a visa to attend a conference called by the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala. ...
Uyghurs, Tibetans jointly hold anti-China protest rally outside UN
6 November 2018
A large number of exiled Uyghurs and Tibetans living in Europe on Tuesday carried out a massive anti-China protest rally here. They shouted slogans and labelled China a "terrorist nation". ...
Asia Bibi’s lawyer Saiful Mulook flees Pakistan for Netherlands
6 November 2018 | Anthony Deutsch
The Pakistani lawyer who helped free a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy has fled to the Netherlands, a Dutch Christian rights group said on Monday. ...
India says nuclear submarine makes first patrol, Modi warns against ‘misadventure’
5 November 2018 | Krishna N Das
India said on Monday its first domestically built nuclear-powered submarine had recently completed a “deterrence patrol”, giving it the capability to fire nuclear weapons. ...
Dominican Republic opens new embassy in China
3 November 2018
The Dominican Republic opened its new embassy in China Saturday, months after switching its allegiance to the Asian giant from the self-ruled island of Taiwan. ...
‘Violates territorial integrity’: India protests Pak-China bus service via PoK
2 November 2018 | HT Correspondent
India on Wednesday opposed plans for a bus service between Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and China’s Xinjiang region, with New Delhi saying it had registered strong protests. ...
China set to give $6bn in aid to Pakistan as Imran Khan meets Xi Jinping
2 November 2018
China on Friday reportedly agreed to provide $6 billion in aid to Pakistan, which is going through a "low point", to minimise the cash-strapped country's dependence on an IMF bailout package ...
MJ Akbar says had consensual relations with journalist accusing him of rape
2 November 2018 | Krishna N Das and Sunil Kataria
MJ Akbar, who resigned from the government last month after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment, said he had a consensual relationship with the journalist who accuse him ...
Free Spirit Film Festival 2018 concludes in McLeod Ganj
1 November 2018 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
The five-day Free Spirit Film Festival concluded with the film Living on a Dollar a Day, a documentary directed by Thomas Nazario. ...