Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

China’s Foreign Ministry has hit out at the UK, lamenting its use of the UN Human Rights Council to “spread false information” after London accused Beijing of systematically violating the human rights of minority groups. … Read More >Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

India, Pakistan Agree to Stop Cross-Border Fire in Kashmir After 2 Record Years of Violations

The two countries had been accusing each other of a record number of ceasefire violations since the Narendra Modi government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s temporary special status in August 2019. However, several surprise statements were made from Pakistan’s establishment earlier this month, indicating thaw in bitterness over the Kashmir dispute. … Read More >India, Pakistan Agree to Stop Cross-Border Fire in Kashmir After 2 Record Years of Violations

India Seeks Immunogenicity, Safety Data for Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Review, Reports Say

India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, which is reviewing an emergency use authorization application for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, has requested Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, the Indian manufacturer of the shots, to provide additional immunogenicity and safety data, the PTI news agency reported, citing a source. … Read More >India Seeks Immunogenicity, Safety Data for Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Review, Reports Say

North Korea’s Kim Appoints New Navy, Air Force Chiefs in ‘Generation Shift’ in Army

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for tougher discipline within the army and appointed new chiefs of the navy and the air force as he chaired an enlarged meeting of the central military commission, state media reported on Thursday. … Read More >North Korea’s Kim Appoints New Navy, Air Force Chiefs in ‘Generation Shift’ in Army

Nurses for jabs? Philippines offers to lift cap on health workers traveling abroad…if UK & Germany donate vaccines

The Philippines has offered to lift the cap stopping nurses and other healthcare workers from leaving the country if the United Kingdom and Germany send Covid-19 vaccines in exchange. … Read More >Nurses for jabs? Philippines offers to lift cap on health workers traveling abroad…if UK & Germany donate vaccines

Tourists with valid Covid passport may soon be allowed to holiday in Thailand, PM suggests

Thailand is looking at scrapping its mandatory two-week Covid-19 quarantine for foreigners who can show they have been vaccinated against the virus, the country’s PM said in a bid to revive the nation’s hard-hit tourism industry. … Read More >Tourists with valid Covid passport may soon be allowed to holiday in Thailand, PM suggests

US State Dept promises more ‘firm action’ against Myanmar’s military junta after young woman fatally shot at anti-coup protest

The US has vowed to take more steps against the military junta that seized power in Myanmar earlier this month. The American embassy in the country earlier condemned the killing of a female student at a protest. … Read More >US State Dept promises more ‘firm action’ against Myanmar’s military junta after young woman fatally shot at anti-coup protest