Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions over security law

Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the U.S. on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony.Pro-China supporters display a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump during a…

Donald Trump warns that China would 'love' Joe Biden to be US President

Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again. Invalid emailWe will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.Mr Trump referred to his rival in the upcoming 2020 elections as sleepy and stated that China would own…

Bangladesh condoles with victims of Kerala plane crash

Bangladesh today expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in the plane crash in Kozhikode, India, and conveyed its sympathies to the families of the deceased. In a letter written to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen prayed for strength to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to…

‘I don’t want to fly again’: Surviving India’s worst crash in 10 years

Seated on the last row of the plane, Muhammed Junaid sensed something was amiss when Air India Express flight IX 1344 from Dubai was jerked around by strong winds as it approached the southern Indian city of Kozhikode late on Friday. After an aborted attempt, the aircraft swung around and touched down on the runway,…

Shots, tear gas and flames as protests against Beirut explosion grow

Lebanese protesters stormed government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks on Saturday, TV footage showed, as shots were fired in growing protests over this week's devastating explosion. A policeman was killed during the clashes, a spokesman said. A policeman at the scene said the officer died when he…

US marks 160,000 Covid-19 deaths as relief talks fail in Washington

More than 160,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as President Donald Trump said he would unilaterally grant financial relief to Americans after talks with congressional Democrats stalled. The grim milestone, which includes 10,000 deaths nationwide in the past nine days, comes as Americans and their…