Beijing: The Chinese Communist Party has appointed Wang Junzheng, the senior official sanctioned by the United States, Britain, the European Union and Canada for his role in China’s far western Xinjiang region, as the Communist Party chief of the Tibet autonomous region, media reports said as quoted by the South China Morning Post. more
UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ at reported air strikes on Tigray capital

New York: The United Nations has received alarming reports of aerial attacks in the residential areas of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, on Monday morning local time.  

Positive momentum in Central African Republic must be maintained

New York: The announcement last week of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic is among recent positive steps in the country, the top UN official there told the Security C ...

North Korea releases video of extreme drill of soldiers

Pyongyang (JEN): North Korea releases a footage of President Kim Jong-un watching a military drill in which soldiers perform a series of extreme martial arts.

Turkey asks Taliban delegation to form inclusive govt in Afghanistan

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has asked a delegation of Afghanistan's Taliban regime to form an inclusive government in the country.

Recent Kosovo-Serbia tensions could ‘unravel steady but fragile progress’

New York: Tensions over vehicle licence plates and anti-smuggling operations, between authorities in Kosovo and Serbia, in recent weeks, may contribute to unravelling “steady but fr ...

Yemen: Dialogue and compromise ‘only way forward’

New York: A comprehensive negotiated political settlement is needed to end the violence in Yemen “once and for all”, UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council ...

North Korea traders smuggling coal to China defying nuclear sanctions: Reports

North Korean trading companies are defying international nuclear sanctions  and selling coal to China, media reports said.

Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern

New York: The arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and woman human rights defender Chow Hang-Tung, on charges of “incitement to subversion” and being a foreign agent, is ...

China carries out beach landing, assault drills in province opposite Taiwan

China’s military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, an incident which occurred amid growing conf ...