South China Sea news: Tensions erupt between US and Beijing as Trump sends in combat ships | World | News

The deployment of the littoral combat ships signals a major shift in US strategy for the area, away from reconnaissance and deterrence. A Beijing Think Tank has now said the US is deliberately increasing its attack capability. Both ships were noted to be active in the area, where China’s claims over the region has brought […]

Ankara Can't Rely on NATO, Need to Go For Joint Production of S-400 With Russia – Turkish Observers

Russia and Turkey share common interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and need to increase cooperation and joint defence production in light of the growing sanctions pressure from the US and EU, say retired Turkish Air Force officer Mesuat Halli Casin and historian Mehmet Perincek. Storage Data Tech

Indian Opposition Demands Probe in Sensational Rape, Murder of Two Little Girls

New Delhi (Sputnik): The opposition Congress Party has requested the intervention of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into a sensational sexual abuse and murder case, while alleging the accused have links with the ruling party int he state of Kerala. Storage Data Tech

Two US Servicemen Killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan – Reports

Asia & Pacific 07:47 20.11.2019(updated 08:24 20.11.2019) Get short URL The cause of the incident is already being investigated, with preliminary reports indicating that the crash was not caused by enemy fire. At least two US servicemen have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the US military said in a statement on Wednesday. […]

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Images from inside as siege nears end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of protesters who were holed up inside PolyU have now left A four-day siege of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University (PolyU) is nearing an end, although dozens of protesters remain inside. Around 800 to 900 protesters have already left the campus, hundreds of whom were under 18, police said. […]

US and South Korea end talks on sharing cost for maintaining US troops on Korean peninsula

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In secular India, it’s getting tougher to be Muslim

India would be a nation where people of all religions had equal rights, privileges and obligations, Jawaharlal Nehru said in his now-iconic speech to the country’s parliament on August 14, 1947. Now, over 70 years later, there are signs that Nehru’s hopes for the nation face perhaps their greatest threat. On November 9, India’s top […]

GOP-Requested Witness Rejects Trump ‘Conspiracy Theories’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, rejecting “conspiracy theories” embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. Kurt Volker said he has known Biden as an honorable man for more than two decades, […]

Senate Approves Bills In Support Of Hong Kong Protesters

The Senate unanimously approved a pair of bills Tuesday meant to support the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that have caused mass demonstrations across the region for months. Lawmakers passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by unanimous consent, which would mandate that the State Department report annually on Hong Kong’s status as an […]