Verdict criticised by govts, activists

Verdict criticised by govts, activists

Friday, 31 May 2024 | AP | hong kong

The conviction of 14 pro-democracy activists Thursday in Hong Kong drew condemnation from human rights groups and expressions of concern from foreign governments. China, which authored the 2020 national security law that activists were prosecuted under, backed Hong Kong authorities. The former British colony is part of China but has its...

Battered pier adds to Gaza food crisis

Friday, 31 May 2024 | AP | waSHINGTON

A string of security, logistical and weather problems has battered the plan to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid to Gaza through a US military-built pier. Broken apart by strong winds and heavy seas just over a week after it became operational, the project faces criticism that it hasn’t lived up to...

2 Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank car-ramming attack

Friday, 31 May 2024 | AP | jerusalem

The Israeli military said Thursday that two soldiers were killed in a car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank. Violence in the West Bank has surged throughout the war in Gaza as Israel raids Palestinian towns in the territory to crack down on militancy, with incursions resulting in the deaths...

China hosts Arab leaders at summit focused on trade and Israel-Hamas war

Friday, 31 May 2024 | AP | taIPEI (taiwan)

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an international peace conference focused on the Israel-Hamas war and promised more humanitarian aid as he opened a summit with leaders of Arab states Thursday in Beijing. “As war is raging causing tremendous suffering, justice can’t be absent and the two-state solution can’t be shaken,”...

Inox Wind Energy raises Rs 900 crore through stake sale to trim debt

Thursday, 30 May 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

Inox Wind Energy has raised Rs 900 crore through equity share sale of Inox Wind Ltd, a subsidiary of the INOXGFL Group. It is a significant step towards completely deleveraging external debt in Inox Wind Ltd, according to a regulatory filing. Inox Wind is India’s leading wind energy solutions provider, while Inox...

IMF upgrades forecast for China’s economy

Thursday, 30 May 2024 | AP | new york

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecast for China’s economy, while warning that consumer-friendly reforms are needed to sustain strong, high-quality growth. The IMF’s report, issued late Tuesday, said the world’s second-largest economy will likely expand at a 5% annual rate this year, based on its growth in the first...

S Africans begin voting in crucial elections

Thursday, 30 May 2024 | AP | JOHANNEsBURG

South Africans began voting Wednesday at schools, community centers and in large white tents set up in open fields in an election seen as their country’s most important in 30 years. It could put the young democracy in unknown territory. At stake is the three-decade dominance of the African National Congress...

28 killed in Pak bus mishap

Thursday, 30 May 2024 | PTI | karachi

At least 28 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday in Pakistan after a speeding passenger bus veered off the road and fell into a ravine in the remote Balochistan province, according to media reports. The bus, heading from Turbat to Quetta, fell into the ravine near Washuk town,...

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