UN says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

A Chinese delegation of some 50 officials made no comment on her remarks at the Geneva session that is scheduled to continue on Monday. A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in […]

Erdogan tells Turks to buy crumbling lira as Trump turns the screws

Turkish officials held talks in Washington this week but there was no breakthrough. (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks on Friday to sell their gold and dollars to support the crumbling lira, which was in free fall as U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a feud with NATO ally Turkey by doubling tariffs on metals imports. The lira has long been […]

PM K P Oli’s ‘disapproval’ stalls appointment of Nepal envoy to India

Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli Related News More than three weeks after Nepal Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali announced the decision to appoint Former Chief Election Commissioner Nilkantha Upreti as the new ambassador to India, the move is yet to be formalised. This has fuelled speculation that PM K P Oli’s ‘disapproval’ has stalled the appointment. Gyawali had told reporters […]

California police chief’s son charged in assault of Sikh man

Tyrone McAllister (left); a screen grab from the CCTV footage where Tyrone abused a 71-year-old Sikh man. (Images Source: AP, Inside edition)  The estranged son of a northern California city police chief was formally charged on Friday with attempted robbery and abuse of a 71-year-old Sikh man who was beaten and spat upon in an unprovoked attack caught on video, […]

Donald Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs

“Canada must wait,” Trump tweeted. “Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high. Will tax cars if we can’t make a deal!” US President Donald Trump said Friday that a trade deal with Mexico is “coming along nicely.” But he threatened Canada with auto tariffs if the US and Canada can’t forge a deal. Trump appeared to be referring […]

Maldives wants India to withdraw helicopters, personnel even as it woos China

FILE PHOTO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen (REUTERS Photo) Top News The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by President Abdulla Yameen’s China-backed government. India and China are going head to head in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean island […]

Watch video: Employee takes off in empty airplane from Seattle’s airport, crashes

In this photo taken March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet takes off at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Alaska Airlines says there was an “unauthorised take-off” of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state. However, the plane, which was stolen by an […]