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China rejects new US invite to join nuclear talks
South Asia

China rejects new US invite to join nuclear talks

  • President Donald Trump's administration has demanded that China take part in talks on a successor to the New START treaty.
  • Beijing said in response that it would only join the talks if the US reduced its arsenal to match China's much smaller nuclear deterrent,
Published Jul 10, 2020 06:51pm
Coronavirus infections rise above 250,000 in Iran
South Asia

Coronavirus infections rise above 250,000 in Iran

  • Iran, the Middle East country hardest hit by the pandemic, has suffered a new spike in the number of daily infections and deaths in recent weeks.
  • Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols.
Published Jul 09, 2020 04:59pm
China rebukes Canada over criticism of Hong Kong security law
South Asia

China rebukes Canada over criticism of Hong Kong security law

  • Canada was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong due to the law and Canada's foreign minister called the legislation "a significant step back" for liberty.
  • Some western countries including Canada have been meddling in Hong Kong affairs under the pretext of human rights, which seriously violates international law and basic norms of international relations.
Published Jul 04, 2020 07:55pm
India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains
South Asia

India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains

  • India has the fourth-most confirmed cases in the world, exceeding 640,000 on Saturday, according to health ministry data. It follows the United States, Brazil and Russia.
  • In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the second worst-hit state in India, the number of cases crossed 100,000.
Published Jul 04, 2020 05:31pm
Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises
South Asia

Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises

  • Iran has been battling the spread of the coronavirus, with the total number of cases hitting 237,878 on Saturday and a further 148 deaths bringing the country's toll to 11,408.
  • "Government employees should not serve people who do not wear masks and employees who do not wear them should be considered absentees and sent home.
Published Jul 04, 2020 04:57pm
India clears purchase of Russian combat jets worth $2.4bn
South Asia

India clears purchase of Russian combat jets worth $2.4bn

  • Tensions between India and China are at their highest in years following a clash last month in a disputed stretch of the border in the western Himalayas in which India lost 20 soldiers.
  • The green light for the Russian planes followed a visit to Moscow last month by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh where he urged his hosts to speed up deliveries, officials said.
Published Jul 02, 2020 08:50pm
China says India's ban on Chinese apps may violate WTO rules
South Asia

China says India's ban on Chinese apps may violate WTO rules

  • India's measure selectively and discriminatorily aims at certain Chinese apps on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds.
  • India banned the apps on Monday, its strongest move against China in the online space since fighting erupted on the two countries' border this month.
Published Jun 30, 2020 07:44pm