US authorities probing claims  of confiscation of turbans of nearly  50 Sikh migrants

US authorities probing claims of confiscation of turbans of nearly 50 Sikh migrants

Friday, 05 August 2022 | PTI | Washington

US authorities are investigating claims of human rights activists that turbans of nearly 50 Sikh asylum seekers were confiscated after they were detained along the Mexican border, according to media reports. Sikhism requires men to wear turbans and do not cut their hair. According to human rights activists, nearly 50 Sikh...

Stopping Myanmar violence tops meeting of Asian diplomats

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | AP | Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Top Southeast Asian diplomats meeting in Cambodia's capital intensified efforts on Wednesday to stop the escalating violence in Myanmar, and to address other pressing — and often divisive — regional issues. It is the first in-person meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministers since the outbreak of the...

US issues worldwide alert, asks citizens to maintain high level of vigilance when travelling abroad

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | PTI | Washington

The US has issued a worldwide alert asking its citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance when travelling abroad as al-Qaeda supporters may target American facilities, personnel or nationals in the wake of killing of the terror network's emir Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri, who played a key role in the 9/11...

Sunak pledges crackdown on Islamist extremism

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | PTI | London

British-Indian prime ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak on Wednesday pledged a crackdown on Islamist extremism, the UK's most “;significant terror threat”;, with a widened government definition of extremism and strengthening existing terrorism legislation.   The 42-year-old former Chancellor, who is seen closing the gap with opponent Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in the race...

Biden to sign executive order to protect travel for abortion

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | AP | Washington

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday will sign an executive order aimed in part at making it easier for women seeking abortions to travel between states to obtain access to the procedure. More specifically, one of the directives Biden will issue will allow states that have not outlawed abortion to apply...

Pelosi's visit captivates public in China, Taiwan

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | AP | Beijing

A few Chinese old-timers read the pages of a newspaper on Wednesday hung up behind glass on an outdoor display board in a relic of pre-smartphone days when that's how people in China got the news. Wang Junzhong, 70, peered at an editorial in the Global Times, an outspoken, fiercely...

China to punish outfits promoting Taiwan independence, bans imports of some Taiwanese food products

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | PTI | Beijing

Furious over the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's high-profile visit to Taipei, the first by a top American official in 25 years, China on Wednesday announced punitive measures on outfits seeking “Taiwan independence”, banned imports of some Taiwanese food products and suspended the export of natural sand. China, which claims Taiwan...

China threatens ‘strong' countermeasures as Pelosi ends successful visit to Taiwan

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | PTI | Beijing

China on Wednesday said it will take “strong and effective” countermeasures against the US and Taiwan for violating the “One-China policy”, as the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi successfully completed her visit to Taipei disregarding Beijing's vociferous threats. “We will do what we have said. Please have some patience,”...

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