G7 countries ‘firmly condemn’ Myanmar military attacks on protesters

KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15 percent last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent tactical change by […]

‘We want coup to fail’: Myanmar teachers condemn military

People across Myanmar, including teachers and students, have staged protests as shows of anger gathers pace against the military coup and the subsequent detention of senior democratic leaders, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Earlier on Friday, Win Htein, considered a right-hand man of the overthrown leader, was arrested and at least 30 […]

Indian farmer leaders condemn violence but will continue protests

Leaders of the farmers’ unions in India have condemned the violence during a “tractor rally” held by farmers in the Indian capital to demand repeal of new agricultural laws. On Tuesday, tens of thousands of farmers began the day in a convoy of tractors festooned with Indian and religious flags along New Delhi’s outskirts as […]

Top US generals condemn Capitol assault in rare message to troops

US Army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff warn any act that disrupts the constitutional process is against the law. The US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the uniformed leaders of the military branches, have put out a rare message to service members saying the violent riots last week were an assault on America’s constitutional process and […]

Australia, US, UK, Canada condemn Hong Kong mass arrests

Foreign ministers issue joint statement condemning last week’s arrest of more than 50 democracy activists in Hong Kong. The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada have expressed “serious concern” about the arrests of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week. In a joint statement on Sunday, […]

US Republicans condemn Trump’s role in Capitol insurrection

Former Attorney General William Barr and a growing number of Republicans, former supporters of President Donald Trump, are condemning the president’s incitement of the violent mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 7. Trump’s conduct was a “betrayal of his office” Barr said in a statement to The Associated Press news agency on Thursday. […]