Opposed to counter-terror ops at ‘expense of sovereignty' of others: China on al-Zawahiri's killing

Opposed to counter-terror ops at ‘expense of sovereignty' of others: China on al-Zawahiri's killing

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | PTI | Beijing

China on Tuesday reacted guardedly to the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's Kabul, saying it is against all forms of terrorism but at the same opposed to "double standards" on counter-terrorism operations and at the "expense of sovereignty" of other countries. "We saw...

World one step from ‘nuclear annihilation,' UN chief warns

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | United Nations

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sounded the alarm over the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East, and other tensions, warning that "humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation."  The warning came Monday as a pandemic-delayed conference opened to review the 50-year-old Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty,...

Rishi Sunak closing gap on rival Liz Truss in UK PM race: survey

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | PTI | London

Former UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is closing the gap to catch up with rival, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, in the race to 10 Downing Street, with only five points separating the two in a latest poll of the Conservative Party members on Tuesday. The data tables for a survey of 807...

Sri Lanka's new Government to press ahead with 22nd Amendment: Minister

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | PTI | colombo

The new Sri Lankan government will present to Parliament the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which will be officially adopted as the 21st Amendment, the justice minister said on Tuesday. Sri Lanka's Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha told reporters that the 22nd Amendment sought to refine the 19th Amendment's shortcomings while annulling...

Sri Lankans bide time as leaders seek fix for economic woes

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | Colombo

Sri Lankans who have endured months of fuel and food shortages are bracing for more pain as a newly installed government scrambles to find solutions to the Indian Ocean nation's economic emergency. Like many others, fish monger Gamini Mallawarachchi says he is pinning his hopes on President Ranil Wickremesinghe 's ability...

Russia declares Ukrainian military unit a terror group

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | Russia

The Russian Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Ukraine's Azov Regiment a terrorist organization banned in Russia, a designation that may expose Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Moscow to terrorism charges. Azov, which played a key part in the defense of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, has been repeatedly portrayed...

EU court limits national checks for migrant rescue ships

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | AP | Brussels

The European Union's top court ruled on Monday that national maritime authorities cannot impound ships involved in search-and-rescue work on suspicion that they might be overloaded due to the number of migrants they plucked from the sea. The European Court of Justice ruling came in response to an appeal by German...

Spain fully backs Western Balkan integration into EU

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | AP | Madrid

The Western Balkans are an integral part of the European Union and Spain fully backs the region's integration into the 27-member bloc, Spain's prime minister said on Monday. Pedro Sanchez was in Albania's capital Tirana on Monday in the first-ever trip by a Spanish prime minister to the country. The stop...

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