Trump to sign bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

Asia Pacific Jun 9, 2020

Trump to sign bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppressing Uighur Muslims, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday without offering a time frame for the signing. The bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives ...

Taliban reject Afghanistan cease-fire offer during Ramadan

World Apr 24, 2020

Taliban reject Afghanistan cease-fire offer during Ramadan

The Taliban have dismissed a government call for a Ramadan cease-fire in Afghanistan, saying a truce is "not rational" as they ramp up attacks on government forces. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to lay down their arms for the Islamic holy month ...