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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Academic Movement (Gerak) says it stands behind Universiti Malaya graduate Wong Yan Ke's recent action at the university's convocation.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.
PETALING JAYA: The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has called on the government to conduct a thorough independent investigation or inquest into the death of Nigerian PhD student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed three pieces of legislation supporting the pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong for more than four months.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State Department to evaluate, at least once per year, whether Hong Kong had retained its autonomy.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced measures aimed at easing a housing shortage on Wednesday as she battles to restore confidence in her administration and address widespread discontent after four months of anti-government protests.
THE American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has expressed reservations on key provisions of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, saying they could have unintended consequences on American business interests in the city.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing resolutely opposed new measures passed by the U.S. House of Representatives related to the Hong Kong protests and urged lawmakers to stop interfering.
NEW YORK: India wants to comply with global sanctions, including U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Russia, but also needs to maintain its own strength and strategic interests, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interview on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.