ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey calls on Beijing to respect the rights of Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic group, living in the Chinese northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and close the so-called re-education camps where up to a million Uyghurs are believed to be held, spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy said.
In an unprecedented set of monarchal moves in Bangkok, the king and his sister - earlier thought to have been close - have shaken up the normally quiet and conservative life of the nation’s royal family and politics as a whole in Thailand.
Brussels is a hotbed of Russian and Chinese spies according to a recent report from a popular German newspaper.
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - If the United States decides to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, the Czech Republic will follow, Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Saturday.
The MH370 Independent group that has been investigating the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight previously suggested that the pilot may have tried to deceive radar operators into believing that the plane had intended to land.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Inspections of North Korean military nuclear facilities should be carried out by experts from nuclear states, including Russia, the US, and China, because the current mandate of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) covers only peaceful nuclear facilities, Russian Envoy to North Korea Alexander Matsegora has told Sputnik.
Heather Wilson, secretary of the US Air Force, said on Friday that the US is closer to developing a hypersonic missile that travels at five times the speed of sound.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and his North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok Chol have agreed to conduct a new round of talks ahead of the presidential summit later this month, the Department of State said in a press release.
“The Taliban are the victors,” says retired US Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, who saw 69 of his soldiers killed in Afghanistan. “We just haven’t figured that out yet.”
China has reportedly deployed a fleet of nearly 100 ships to the Thitu Island, one of several disputed islands in the South China Sea, in an effort to stop ongoing construction work being carried out by the Philippine government.
The event “Two Punjabs One Atmosphere” will be held in Kathmandu in March this year, wherein atmospheric scientists, agricultural specialists and trans-border urban planners of India and Pakistan will discuss at length the problem of deadly smog that affects millions of people on both sides of the border every winter.
The US started reviewing the Generalised System of Preferences programme earlier this year, acting on petitions filed by a lobbyist representing its dairy and medical equipment sector. These sectors have been hit hard by India's decision to block the import of American dairy products and cap the price on coronary stents and other medical equipment.
The victim has claimed that six men knocked at her door late on Tuesday night asking for water to drink and dragged her out to a nearby field where they allegedly raped her.
The Indian Defence Ministry set up a seven-member negotiation committee for the purchase of 36 Rafale jets from France under the government to government contract. However, The Hindu, an Indian English-language daily, has revealed that there were parallel negotiations for the same deal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An airstrike, carried out by the Afghan Air Force in the southwestern Afghan province of Helmand left three Taliban militants killed, including the movement’s intelligence chief Mullah Ahmad, the TOLOnews broadcaster reported on Friday.
He tried excusing himself by saying that he did not have time to get the bus fixed at a garage and that he had been driving the bus in its dilapidated condition for three days. The accident did not result in any injury or casualty. All the students inside the bus were reported to be safe.
Use of satellite phones is illegal in India. Moreover, these foreign nationals were found to be in areas of strategic importance pertaining to national security close to the India-Pakistan border.
Authorities of the two north Indian states where the tragedy occurred have suspended officials responsible for failing to check the quality of alcohol consumables sold in the area.
According to reports, the quake hit the eastern part of the archipelago on Friday, with different media outlets reporting various magnitudes of the earthquake, ranging from 5.9 to 6.1.
As in many agrarian societies, farmers and rural folks in India consider cow dung to be of great value, using it as fertilizer for farming and burn its dried cakes for domestic energy needs.