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HONG KONG: Hong Kong's security chief on Monday (May 25) welcomed China's plans to impose a national security law on the financial hub, saying it was needed to defeat "terrorism" and calls for independence. Beijing plans to write a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year.
YANGON: Myanmar says it will submit a report due Saturday (May 23) outlining its claims of compliance with an order from the International Court of Justice to protect members of its Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority.
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran dismissed on Thursday new U.S. sanctions on several Iranian officials, saying they were a sign of the complete inefficiency of Washington's previous sanctions on the Islamic Republic, state television reported.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A judge in Singapore has sentenced a man to death via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, one of just two known cases where a capital punishment verdict has been delivered remotely.
ON Saturday I learned of an act so evil that I broke down in tears. It was the murder of pregnant women, new mothers, infants and nurses in an Afghan hospital.
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's three-year-long "war on drugs" campaign has led to a litany of human rights abuses and the overcrowding of prisons and detention centres, human rights watchdog Amnesty International has announced in a new report.
PHNOM PENH: Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni has signed a royal decree to deliver a pardon to former ambassador to South Korea Suth Dina at the request of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on suspected drug traffickers on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighborhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.
JAKARTA: At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as South-East Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the Covid-19 (coronavirus), Amnesty International said on Friday (May 15), urging action to ensure they were not buried in an "invisible graveyard" at sea.