Category Archives: News

  • UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets

    Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponing the regulation of global carbon markets until next year. ...

  • Trump impeachment looms as US House committee approves charges

    Democrats in the US House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden. ...

  • India protests spread over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

    Protests in India against a new citizenship law that opponents say is anti-Muslim spread to other regions on Friday, a day after two people were shot dead by police in the northeast of the country, the epicentre of demonstrations. ...

  • Boris Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson proclaimed a political "earthquake" Friday after his thumping election victory cleared Britain's way to finally leave the European Union after years of damaging deadlock over Brexit. ...

  • Tibetan mood warming up for 2021 elections

    The Chief Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration told Tibet Sun that the dates for the next elections are not yet fixed. According to election rules, the first round will have to be held by November 2020. ...

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

    Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims. ...

  • Indian Parliament passes contentious citizenship law, protests flare

    India’s ruling Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday won parliamentary approval for a far-reaching citizenship law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution, as protests against the legislation intensified ...

  • China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: watchdog

    At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said Wednesday. ...

  • India’s lower house passes contentious citizenship bill

    India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the country. ...

  • TCHRD calls on UN member-states to defend human rights

    The Tibetan rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy called on the UN member-states to defend human rights by protecting civil society expression on world Human Rights Day. ...