Category Archives: News

  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins reelection in blow to China

    Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen declared a landslide victory in Saturday's election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term. ...

  • Supreme Court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

    The Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August ...

  • India grants diplomats access to Kashmir for first time in months

    Foreign diplomats visited Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, but some nations declined to go after being refused permission to travel independently. ...

  • Dalai Lama expresses sadness over devastating bushfires in Australia

    "I am very heartened by generous gestures of solidarity of the global community in their support for the well-being of all those affected. This is an example of the oneness of humanity and its compassionate nature." ...

  • US won’t grant Iran foreign minister visa for UN visit

    The US won't issue Iran's foreign minister a visa to travel to the United Nations later this week, contending there was not enough time to process the request. ...

  • Iran will respond ‘proportionately’ to US killing of general: Zarif

    The killing of a top Iranian general by the United States was an act of state terrorism and Iran will respond proportionately, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. ...

  • Case no 20 over, time to move on: Penpa Tsering

    Penpa Tsering’s public statement, held at a private venue, was aimed at fulfilling the court’s order to both the plaintiff and the defendant to work towards bringing unity and harmony within the Tibetan community. ...

  • Sikh youth killed in Pakistan; India condemns ‘targeted killing’

    A 25-year-old Sikh man has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan, police and the victim’s family said on Sunday, a day after a mob attacked Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Lahore. ...

  • Iran vows revenge after US kills top general

    A furious Iran threatened to avenge a US strike that killed a top Iranian commander at Baghdad's international airport Friday, raising fears of a wider regional conflict between the arch-foes. ...

  • China detains activists in year-end crackdown

    Over a dozen Chinese lawyers and activists were detained or went missing in the final days of 2019 in a crackdown on participants of a private democracy gathering, rights groups said Thursday. ...