Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

US lawmakers visited Taiwan following the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit two weeks back. BEIJING: China’s military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan on Monday as a group of US lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, in what Beijing said was an infringement of its sovereignty. The five […]

India Independence Day 2022: From impoverished British colony to emerging giant

After decades of struggle, Nehru said the country was now on a path of revival and renaissance. “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new,” Nehru said. “When an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.” Seventy-five years […]

What’s going on in Hong Kong’s courts? | Courts News

Thousands of people in Hong Kong are facing court action for taking part in 2019’s mass protests, which grew out of opposition to a mainland extradition bill into wider calls for democracy. While some are well-known names from the city’s political opposition, many others are common citizens who decided to join the months-long demonstrations. More […]

Semiconductors: The next frontier in the US-China tech battle

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed new legislation aimed at boosting the US semiconductor industry, in an attempt to address a long-running computer chip shortage and reduce reliance on other countries, such as China, for manufacturing. Dubbed the CHIPS and Science Act, it provides incentives for domestic semiconductor manufacturing as well as research and development, […]

Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa — Global Issues

Cristina Duarte, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, briefed ambassadors during a debate to examine capacity building for sustaining peace on the continent, and to explore the way forward.  She highlighted how African countries’ efforts to both prevent and address violence are being undermined by external factors such as competition over natural resources, which fuels […]

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 7, including senior militant

GAZA CITY: Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday, killing at least seven people, including a senior militant, and wounding another 40, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group amid days of heightened tensions following the arrest of a senior militant in the occupied West […]

Miners in Mexico trapped by flooding

The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon, when the miners encountered an abandoned tunnel with water that flooded the mine, authorities said. Rescuers managed to extract five people from the mine on Wednesday, and are now working to pump water out of the flooded area, according to National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Laura Velazquez, who is […]