‘An Affront to All Nations:’ Pompeo Denounces China’s Security Law in Hong Kong

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said China’s moves to exert more control over Hong Kong have “eviscerated” the rule of law in the city as the U.S. continues to strip trade privileges from the former British colony. “A free Hong Kong was one of the world’s most stable, prosperous and dynamic cities,” Pompeo told reporters … Read more ‘An Affront to All Nations:’ Pompeo Denounces China’s Security Law in Hong Kong

China Forces Birth Control on Uighur Muslims

(AP) — The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the … Read more China Forces Birth Control on Uighur Muslims

Report: China enforcing mass sterilisation among Muslim Uighurs

China has been accused of enforcing mass sterilisations of Uighur women. Researcher Adrien Zenz says data shows a drastic jump in the number of sterilisations in Xinjiang province, home to the country’s predominantly Muslim Uighurs. Rights group say the country’s Muslims are victims of forced labour, mass surveillance, and political indoctrination. China’s foreign ministry has … Read more Report: China enforcing mass sterilisation among Muslim Uighurs

Koalas could go extinct in Australian state of NSW ‘before 2050’

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, June 30: We look at a harrowing Associated Press report which says Chinese authorities are forcibly imposing birth control on its Muslim ‘Uighurs’. In France, Emmanuel Macron tries to capitalise on the green wave that swept environmental parties into power in several cities after the weekend’s local elections. A new report … Read more Koalas could go extinct in Australian state of NSW ‘before 2050’

Disturbing evidence alleges China forcing Uighur women to be sterilised | ABC News

Disturbing evidence has emerged that China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in the province of Xinjiang, in an apparent attempt to limit the population of Muslim Uighurs. These new accusations are contained in a report by German researcher Adrian Zenz, from the US-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Image … Read more Disturbing evidence alleges China forcing Uighur women to be sterilised | ABC News

Ertugrul: Turkish TV’s Ottoman phenomenon goes global | The Listening Post (Feature)

Every nation has a trove of stories – alluring, magnetic narratives that are retold time and again. In Turkey, over the past decade or so, Ottoman history – the opulence, conquests and power – has been one of the most popular storylines across media, especially on TV. “The recent interest in Ottoman stories and Ottoman … Read more Ertugrul: Turkish TV’s Ottoman phenomenon goes global | The Listening Post (Feature)

U.S. Senate Moves to Protect Hong Kong Autonomy

The Senate approved a bipartisan measure that would penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials involved in the national security law the country is seeking to impose on Hong Kong. The measure sponsored by Democrat Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania was approved by voice vote. Companion legislation has been … Read more U.S. Senate Moves to Protect Hong Kong Autonomy

Keith Ellison on the George Floyd murder trial, racism in the US | The Bottom Line

As the Attorney General of Minnesota, Keith Ellison is the chief prosecutor of the four policemen charged in the murder of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis on May 25. More than 30 years ago, Ellison was a student activist in Minnesota, where he organised the community to stand up to police brutality. Years … Read more Keith Ellison on the George Floyd murder trial, racism in the US | The Bottom Line

What does the domicile law mean for Kashmir? | The Stream

A new domicile law for Indian-administered Kashmir is fuelling anxiety among people already enduring security restrictions imposed by India’s central government that have been criticised by UN experts. For decades, Kashmiris had rights on education, jobs and land enshrined within legal codes that accompanied semi-autonomy. But that all changed in August 2019, when the BJP-led … Read more What does the domicile law mean for Kashmir? | The Stream

How is Kashmir coping with back-to-back lockdowns? | The Stream

Several states in India are tentatively relaxing coronavirus lockdowns that for weeks have kept people’s movements to a minimum. But millions of people in Indian-administered Kashmir are still enduring two parallel sets of restrictions – one based on security, the other on public health. Measures to limit the spread of coronavirus were rolled out across … Read more How is Kashmir coping with back-to-back lockdowns? | The Stream

Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID

Bodies often arrive at night in Iraq’s only cemetery specifically for those who have died of COVID-19, in the southern Shi’ite holy city of Najaf. Volunteers, in full protective suits, wash and wrap the corpses in burial shrouds before putting them back in the coffins. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and … Read more Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID

Minnesota AG Charges Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd Killing

Charges were elevated to second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Department officer who was recorded kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd for more than eight minutes, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Wednesday. Arrest warrants were issued for three additional former Minneapolis police officers for aiding and abetting second-degree … Read more Minnesota AG Charges Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd Killing

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after more than two months

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopened to worshippers on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month coronavirus closure, but Muslim authorities imposed some precautions as health officials warn of an uptick in local infections. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after more than two months

House Passes Uighur Bill in Rebuke to China, Sends It to Trump

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to authorize sanctions against Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, as Congress and the White House ratchet up pressure on the government in Beijing amid rising tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. The 413-1 vote comes on the same day the Trump administration said that Hong … Read more House Passes Uighur Bill in Rebuke to China, Sends It to Trump