Faced with a dire U.N. warning of a possible genocide in South Sudan, the United States was set this week to finally embrace an arms embargo against the world’s newest country to ratchet down the military might of its warring parties and, potentially, help spare the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire of worsening civil war. Continue reading “U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations”
HONG KONG — When protesters disrupted an art exhibition by Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, a political cartoonist, at the George Town Literary Festival in Malaysia on Saturday, he assumed that the police would want his help identifying those responsible.
Instead, said Mr. Zulkiflee, who goes by the name Zunar, he was questioned by the police, detained for a day and informed that he was under investigation for producing cartoons that purportedly defamed Prime Minister Najib Razak.
BEIJING — China extended a warm welcome this week to the incoming United Nations chief, António Guterres, praising the world body and making clear that it wants a greater role there, at a time when Donald J. Trump’s election to the White House has many wondering whether American involvement will recede.
HONG KONG — Three prominent Chinese rights activists appear to have been detained in recent weeks by the police, part of a continuing crackdown on groups operating outside the umbrella of the state, advocacy groups say.
The three men, Jiang Tianyong, Huang Qi and Liu Feiyue, all disappeared within days of each other in November, each in a different province. The police have charged only Mr. Liu with an offense. Rights groups say he was detained on Nov. 17 or 18 in the central province of Hubei on suspicion of subverting state power, which can carry a sentence of life in prison.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Jakarta’s governor, is not known for diplomatic remarks.
He has called Christianity a ridiculous religion. He curses during interviews and once lashed out publicly at me for being a white foreigner. Continue reading “The Indonesian fire play”
Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims may be victims of crimes against humanity, the United Nation’s rights agency has said, as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived to the country for a visit that will include a trip to the conflict-ravaged region of Rakhine.
The army has carried out a bloody crackdown in the western state and thousands of the Muslim minority have flooded over the border into Bangladesh this month, making horrifying claims of gang rape, torture and murder at the hands of security forces.
Some 30,000 have fled their homes and analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch found that hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages have been razed. Continue reading “UN: Rohingya may be enduring ‘crimes against humanity’”
Singapore đã ký Hiệp định Thương mại tự do (FTA) song phương với New Zealand vào năm 2000. Sau đó không lâu, các quốc gia khác như Malaysia và Thái Lan đã bắt đầu vào cuộc.
Năm 2003, ASEAN 10 quyết định biến các hiệp định thương mại của mình về hàng hóa, dịch vụ và đầu tư trong những năm 1990 thành Cộng đồng Kinh tế ASEAN (AEC), một bước tiến lớn trong hội nhập kinh tế khu vực.
Trong khi Singapore tăng số lượng thỏa thuận thương mại song phương qua các năm, những quốc gia kém phát triển hơn trong khu vực, như Lào và Campuchia, trở thành một phần của các Hiệp định Thương mại tự do thông qua các thể chế của khu vực của Asean thực hiện các thỏa thuận thương mại với Trung Quốc, Nhật Bản, Hàn Quốc, Ấn Độ, Australia và New Zealand. Continue reading “Đông Nam Á cần tái thiết lập các thỏa thuận thương mại”
SGGP – Thứ hai, 08/08/2016, 09:55 (GMT+7)
Câu chuyện cổ phần hóa (CPH) các doanh nghiệp – mạng di động ở Việt Nam đã được đề cập rất nhiều, từ lâu. Vậy, việc CPH các mạng di động Việt Nam hiện đang ở đâu, triển khai đến đâu?
NN – 30/11/2016, 09:39 (GMT+7)
Vụ đông 2016, nông dân huyện Nam Đàn (Nghệ An) được cung ứng 315kg ngô biến đổi gen NK 66Bt/Gt và NK 4300 Bt/Gt. Đến nay, phần lớn lượng giống đã gieo trỉa. Tại một số địa phương, nông dân phản ánh giống ngô này ít hạt, bắp ngắn… Đơn vị cung ứng là Chi nhánh Cty CP Khử trùng Việt Nam tại Nghệ An đã về tìm hiểu nguyên nhân nhưng…
Ngô biến đổi gen NK 66Bt/Gt và NK 4300 Bt/Gt cho “quả đắng” Continue reading “Dân kêu trời vì giống ngô biến đổi gen ít hạt, bắp ngắn”
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 3:3 (GMT+7)
PANO – Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 10:26 (GMT+7)
PANO – Vietnam and Australia held the fourth foreign-defense strategic dialogue at the deputy-ministerial level on November 21 in Hanoi.
The Vietnamese delegation was led by Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh and Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy. The Australian delegation was led by its Deputy Secretary Defense People Rebecca Skinners and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gary Quinlan.
|At the dialogue. Photo: mod.gov.vn|
Images have been released showing the sheer size of the new solar power plant in southern India.
The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10sq km.
This makes it the largest solar power plant at a single location, taking the title from the Topaz Solar Farm in California, which has a capacity of 550 MW. Continue reading “India unveils the world’s largest solar power plant”
Cambodia’s UN-backed court upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity, a verdict welcomed by survivors of the brutal regime.
“Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 90, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 85, were the first top leaders to be jailed in 2014, belonging to a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979. Continue reading “Cambodian court upholds sentences of Khmer Rouge chiefs”
One of China’s most prominent human rights campaigners, Jiang Tianyong, has disappeared during a trip to visit relatives of a detained rights lawyer, Jiang’s wife said.
Jiang, a legal activist, has not been heard from since Monday, when he was due to board a train to return to Beijing, his wife, Jin Bianling, said on Thursday.
Jiang’s defence work involved some of China’s most politically sensitive figures in recent years, including the dissident lawyer Gao Zhisheng and blind activist Chen Guangcheng. Continue reading “Chinese rights activist Jiang Tianyong missing”
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte denounced what he called “bulls***” Western threats to seek his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his role in a bloody crackdown on drug dealers.
In a speech on Monday, Duterte, who has been accused of ordering extrajudicial killings in his anti-narcotics campaign since taking office in June, scolded the US government for what he called hypocritical threats to try him in the Hague-based tribunal, to which Washington is not a signatory. Continue reading “Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off ‘bulls***’ ICC threat”