Category Archives: News

  • EU urges China to ensure freedom of speech after BBC journalist leaves country

    The European Union on Friday called on China to ensure freedom of speech and the press after a British Broadcasting Corporation journalist in China relocated to Taiwan saying he had suffered threats and obstruction. ...

  • Coronavirus: UK bans travel from 4 more nations over virus; 39 in all

    The British government is gearing up to ban international arrivals from four more countries — Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines — amid concerns over new virus variants but opted against including European nations. ...

  • Seven Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted as China clamps down

    Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including a media tycoon and an 82-year-old veteran of the movement, were convicted Thursday for organizing and participating in a march during massive anti-government protests in 2019. ...

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in good health, lawyer says

    Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in good health despite two months of detention, her legal team said Wednesday, as diplomatic pressure on the military junta ramped up. ...

  • Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 situation turning from ‘bad to worse’

    The Centre on Tuesday said the COVID-19 situation is turning from "bad to worse" and is a huge cause for worry, especially for some states, warning that the whole country is at risk and any complacency at this stage will have "heavy costs" ...

  • Pakistan PM Khan desires peace with arch-rival India

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday replied to a letter written by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, and said Islamabad desires peaceful relations with New Delhi, an official source told Reuters. ...

  • Member of Parliament condemns ousting of Tibetan Justices

    A member of the exile Tibetan Parliament has condemned the ousting of the Chief Justice and two Justice Commissioners of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, saying it was "as unwise as it is unjust". ...

  • Global condemnation after bloodiest day since Myanmar coup

    Defence chiefs from a dozen countries on Sunday jointly condemned the bloodbath in Myanmar a day earlier, when at least 107 people -- including seven children -- were killed as security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters. ...

  • China sanctions US and Canadian bodies over Xinjiang

    China on Saturday imposed sanctions against two American religious rights officials and one Canadian lawmaker in response to sanctions imposed by the United States and Canada over Xinjiang. ...

  • Tibetan Justices resign accepting Parliament’s decision, deny wrongdoing

    The Chief Justice and two Justice Commissioners of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission announced abdication from their posts following their dismissal by the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile on charges of abuse of power. ...