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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court put 20 Saudi officials on trial in absentia on Friday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi which sparked international outrage and tarnished the image of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN): Judges who preside over cases under Hong Kong’s new national security law will be selected on the basis of judicial and professional qualities, and not political considerations, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said on Thursday (July 2).
KUALA LUMPUR: Crime in the city has continued to show a downward trend this year, owing to the movement control order (MCO) and crime prevention efforts, says Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim (pic).
AMSTERDAM/ROME (Reuters) - Italy should compensate India for damages incurred by the shooting of two fishermen by Italian marines off the coast of India in 2012, but India has no jurisdiction over the men, the Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Thursday.
HONG KONG (Reuters): New Hong Kong security laws came into effect on Wednesday (July 1) that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, heralding a more authoritarian era for China's freest city.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Indonesia will respect Singapore’s investigation into individuals and companies implicated in the 2015 peatland and forest fires, on the condition that the investigation does not violate Indonesian sovereignty or international law.
China's National Security Law for Hong Kong, passed late Tuesday night in Beijing and became effective immediately, carries long imprisonment sentences for serious offenders, as seen in the following articles extracted from the law published by Xinhua News Agency.
GENEVA (Xinhua): Speaking at the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (June 30), Cuba, on behalf of 52 countries, welcomed the adoption of the law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by China's top legislature.
HONG KONG, June 30, 2020 (AFP) - China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother the finance hub's freedoms and hollow out its autonomy.
HONG KONG (Reuters): China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday (June 30), setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago