Tokyo: Following the meeting of world leaders in Tokyo at the second in-person Quad Summit, activists including Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims and citizens of Hong Kong gathered outside the Japanese Parliament to put pressure on the leaders of the Quad countries on China issue.More than 400 activists and protestors fervently...
Jing’an century, a housing development with ponds and lush greenery in north Shanghai, China should have been bustling with activity as workers put the finishing touches on flats. Instead, the area is silent. A two-month lockdown of the city of 25 million people has forced the developer, a large group called Yanlord,...
Bangkok: At least 16 people from Myanmar's Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were travelling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a recovery team member said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of Saturday's accident that took place Saturday off Myanmar's southwestern coast...
Pledging to provide “tangible benefits” for nations in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders of the Quad have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is their most significant move to date to counter China.The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and...
The rare-earth elements are a set of 17 silvery-white, soft, heavy metals found in the middle of the periodic table that are valued for their useful electrical, magnetic and luminescent properties that find application in assorted high technology devices. For example, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium and praseodymium are found in...
An Indian ship carrying urgent relief supplies like rice, life-saving medicines and milk powder for the people of crisis-hit Sri Lanka arrived in Colombo on Sunday and the consignment was handed over to the government in the island nation. Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay handed over to Lankan Foreign Minister...
The US-led Indo-Pacific strategy is a ploy to create divisions and incite confrontation in the region, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday, adding that the plan is bound to fail.  “Facts will prove that the so-called Indo-Pacific strategy is in essence a strategy to create division, to incite...
China's crackdown on Muslim minorities in the remote region of Xinjiang will return to the spotlight next week when Beijing hosts the United Nations human rights chief for the first time in nearly two decades. The highly scrutinised six-day trip by High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will begin Monday, with stops...
Davos: Describing the Kashmir issue as "the elephant in the room", Pakistan minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday said any efforts to integrate South Asia and boost trade would be futile without resolving the "70-year-old dispute".Her remarks came at a session on 'Strategic outlook on South Asia' at the...
Islamabad: Inconsiderate planning and mismanagement of agricultural sources in Pakistan have left the country with an acute food shortage with a large portion of the population surviving starvation in the rural areas, reported International Forum For Rights and Security (IFFRAS). Out of the various factors accountable for the food insecurity...