UN Security Council Elections Next Month, India Assured ‘Non-Permanent’ Seat

India is assured a seat at next month’s UN Security Council election for 5 ‘non-permanent’ members United Nations: The UN General Assembly has decided to hold elections for the five non-permanent members of the Security Council next month under the new voting arrangements due to the COVID-19 restrictions, with India assured a win being the …
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UN Security Council To Discuss Hong Kong Today: Report

China had refused to allow UN Security Council meet called by US on proposed laws. (File) The United States and Britain have called for the UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss a controversial security law that China plans to impose on Hong Kong, diplomatic sources said Thursday. The subject will be considered in …
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China Parliament Passes Hong Kong Security Bill As Tensions Rise With US

Beijing, China: China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will eradicate the city’s promised freedoms.   The vote by the rubber-stamp National People’s Congress came hours after the United States revoked the special status conferred on Hong Kong, paving the way for the territory to be …
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Says, National Security Law A Death Knell For Hong Kong’s Autonomy

Mike Pompeo said that US urges China to reconsider its “disastrous proposal” (File) Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Beijing over a proposed new security law for Hong Kong and warned that the semi-autonomous territory could lose its special trading privileges. “The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and …
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Leader Carrie Lam Says, Hong Kong To Adopt National Security Law As Soon As Possible

Carrie Lam said that the proposed law would not affect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kongers(File) Beijing: Hong Kong’s leader vowed on Friday to “fully cooperate” with Beijing over a national security law for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, after lawmakers introduced a draft proposal to the country’s parliament. The plan for the law was …
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China Set To Impose Hong Kong Security Law, US Warns Of Strong Reaction

Hong Kong/Beijing/Washington: China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last year’s pro-democracy unrest, a Chinese official said on Thursday, drawing a warning from President Donald Trump that Washington would react “very strongly” against the attempt to gain more control over the former British colony. The U.S. State Department also …
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China Plans National Security Laws For Hong Kong After Last Year’s Unrest

Hong Kong was rocked by seven months of pro-democracy protests last year (File) Beijing: China’s parliament said on Thursday it will discuss a proposal for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move likely to stoke unrest in the financial hub. Beijing has made clear it wants new security …
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China Pushes For National Security Law After Unrest

Beijing: China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub. The announcement late Thursday was quickly decried by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists as “the end of Hong Kong”, with fears …
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Rocket Hits Near US Embassy In Baghdad’s Green Zone: Security Sources

Sources claimed there are no casualties yet (Representational) Baghdad: One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources told AFP, the first to land in the high-security zone in weeks. The blast could be heard across the Iraqi capital and triggered security sirens at the US embassy compound but did …
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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Starts Receiving a New Update With April 2020 Android Security Patch

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has started receiving a new software update that brings the April 2020 Android security patch. The Redmi smartphone that was launched in India in March and went on first sale earlier this week was previously carrying the March Android security patch. Of course, the new update isn’t that fresh as …
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