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Srinagar, India | AFP | Monday 12/23/2019 – 15:28 UTC+8 | 663 words

by Parvaiz BUKHARI In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks". As protests rage in other areas of India, it's something people outside the Himalayan region are also getting a taste of. Indian...

Ozil cut from video game in China over Xinjiang comments

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been deleted from Chinese versions of the popular Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) mobile game, the title's China distributor has said, as the fallout builds over his criticism of the country's treatment of its Uighur minority. US-listed Chinese internet company NetEase...

India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

by Aishwarya Kumar with Jalees Andrabi in Guwahati and Sailendra Sil in Kolkata Fresh protests rocked India Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, with six people dead in the northeast and up to 100 reported injured in New Delhi. The law...

China’s Xi gives Hong Kong leader ‘unwavering support’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections. The city has been upended by six months of massive...

Mahathir’s daughter says equal rights will not make people dance naked in streets

Equal rights for all Malaysians does not mean people will go dance naked in the streets of the country, says social activist and daughter of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Marina Mahathir. In a keynote address on the World Human Rights Day, she said minorities...

Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to government

An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose "in a society that values freedoms and rights". The group's damning conclusion is a...

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

REFILES to add picture, video tag Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The raucous rally in the capital Naypyidaw...

Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days. Renewed calls to hit the streets came...

US teen’s TikTok video on Xinjiang goes viral

A TikTok post by a young woman, pretending to give eyelash curling advice while actually condemning China's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang, has gone viral on the Chinese-owned app that has been accused of censoring anti-Beijing content. The clip by US teen Feroza Aziz, who...

China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong rights bill

China has summoned the US ambassador to demand that the United States scrap legislation backing Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, or "bear all the consequences", the foreign ministry said Tuesday. The Hong Kong bill awaiting President Donald Trump's signature supports human rights and democracy in the...