China says ‘extremely low’ risk of damage from rocket debris
Military analysts expect the body of the Long March 5B rocket to come down to Earth on Saturday or Sunday.
7 May 2021
India blocks China-made wireless device imports: Report
India has blocked imports of China-made bluetooth speakers, wireless earphones, smartphones and more: Reuters.
7 May 2021
Germany’s third COVID wave ‘appears broken’, health minister says
Jens Spahn hails progress in curtailing the COVID-19 pandemic, but warns against lifting restrictions prematurely.
7 May 2021
China’s trade surged in April as overseas demand heats up
Exports jumped 32.3 percent from April 2020, likely giving China’s economy a turbo boost this year, analysts say.
7 May 2021
For Norway’s Telenor, Myanmar’s coup leaves ‘many dilemmas’: CEO
Norwegian telecoms firm is one of the biggest foreign investors in Myanmar, which generates 7% of its earnings.
7 May 2021
US calls on Hong Kong to release Tiananmen vigil activists
Tens of thousands defied a ban last year and gathered at the vigil’s traditional site as part of pro-democracy movement.
7 May 2021
Kashmir doctors prohibited from speaking to media as COVID rages
Authorities ban doctors from talking to reporters and direct oxygen manufacturing units to stop supplies to NGOs.
7 May 2021
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli troops after alleged attack
According to Israeli police statement, the three Palestinians fired at the military base before being ‘neutralised’.
7 May 2021
Maldives in shock after explosion wounds Speaker Mohamed Nasheed
Ex-president undergoes surgeries for wounds sustained after bomb exploded as he was about to enter his car.
7 May 2021
Pakistani Prime Minister Khan visits Saudi Arabia to reset ties
Imran Khan’s visit to Riyadh will be a significant move to rebuild relations, analysts say.
7 May 2021
Possible Israel war crimes in East Jerusalem land right case: UN
European countries warn continued Israeli settlement expansion will damage prospects for a viable Palestinian state.
7 May 2021
Pakistan plans spending surge to create jobs as COVID cases rise
Pakistan’s economy needs to grow by 5% next year, new Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin tells Bloomberg.
7 May 2021
Malaysia ex-PM Najib fined for breaking virus rules at an eatery
Former leader was fined an equivalent of $730 for failing to register at a restaurant or have his temperature taken.
7 May 2021
India’s COVID cases rise by record 414,188; deaths swell by 3,915
South Asian nation battling ferocious second COVID wave added 1.57 million cases and over 15,100 deaths this week alone.
7 May 2021
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