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‘Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil’


Beijing: A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet. The records could be the "strongest evidence" of Beijing prosecuting and punishing...

Turkey has no intention to invade Syria: Erdogan


Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey has "no intention to invade or annex the Syrian territory". Speaking at an event of his ruling party in Istanbul, Erdogan noted that the problem in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria, would not be resolved until the government forces are drawn to the...

COVID-19: China’s death toll increases over 2,000


Beijing: The death toll due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China rose to over 2,000 as 136 new deaths from the disease were reported, while the confirmed cases stood at 74,185, the health authorities announced. In its daily report, the National Health Commission (NHC) said that 2,004 people had died of COVID-19 so far. The...

B’desh likely to drop Rohingya relocation plan


Dhaka: Bangladesh has announced that it may drop its previous plans to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island located in the Bay of Bengal. "Our main target is to repatriate Rohingya to their original homeland, Myanmar's Rakhine state," Foreign Minister Abul Kalam Abdul Momen told reporters in the capital Dhaka following a meeting...

US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months


New Delhi/Washington: The US government and the Taliban, by the end of this month, are to sign their peace treaty which includes a plan for a week-long ceasefire and withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan over a period of 18 months. Top sources involved in the negotiations between the US and the Taliban in...

UN chief applauds Pak, censures India during Islamabad trip


New Delhi/Islamabad: Just a week ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to New Delhi, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his four-day trip to Islamabad applauded Pakistan for its peace efforts and expressed concern for the Muslims in India. The UN chief in an interview to Pakistani newspaper Dawn commented on India's Citizenship...

Mumbai dance group V Unbeatable wins ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’


Mumbai: The Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable has won the second season of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”. The dancers found international glory with their victory on the US show on Monday. Congratulating V Unbeatables on their win, a post on the official page of “America’s Got Talent” read: “Give it up for your new...

What can India expect from Satya Nadella’s visit


New Delhi: With Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella all set to visit India next week -- around the same time US President Donald Trump is making his first official visit to this part of the world -- the software giant is looking forward to further consolidating its position in the country. At a time when the...

India-US might trump trade differences during President’s visit


New Delhi: India and the US will have an opportunity to iron out key differences in reaching a limited bilateral trade agreement during US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India. Trade experts said that the US and India have resumed trade negotiations for a limited or mini-bilateral trade agreement, which includes greater access to...