SECURITY

Qatar slams European Parliament over human rights allegations

Qatar slams European Parliament over human rights allegations

The Shura (Consultative) Council in Qatar yesterday expressed its rejection of a recent resolution by the European Parliament regarding human rights in the Gulf country. The parliament adopted a resolution last Thursday calling on Doha and FIFA “to extend compensation for families of workers who suffered while building World Cup 2022 infrastructure.” It said that […]

NATO chief says alliance won’t back down on Ukraine aid

NATO chief says alliance won’t back down on Ukraine aid

BUCHAREST: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said the alliance would not pull back in its support for Ukraine, calling on partners to pledge more winter aid for Kyiv as it braced itself for more cold and darkness due to Russian attacks on infrastructure. NATO foreign ministers meeting in Bucharest are focusing on ramping up […]

Philippines Accuses China of Seizing Object in Disputed Waters

Philippines Accuses China of Seizing Object in Disputed Waters

The Philippine navy on Monday accused the Chinese coastguard of “forcefully” seizing a floating object that its troops had just recovered in disputed South China Sea waters. A senior Filipino navy official made the allegation on the eve of a visit by US Vice-President Kamala Harris to a nearby Philippine island aimed at boosting ties amid China’s growing regional clout. A Chinese coastguard vessel on […]