US says China ‘can’t hide’ Uighur oppression after its Arsenal retaliation

Beijing has faced growing international condemnation for setting up a vast network of camps in Xinjiang. WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday denounced China for its heavy-handed actions against Arsenal over footballer Mesut Ozil’s support for incarcerated Uighurs, saying Beijing could not hide reality. Arsenal distanced itself from Ozil but Beijing dropped […]

In storm-hit Yemen, ‘sins’ are blamed for heavy rains, severe flooding

Civil-war-torn country is facing some of the world’s worst shortages of food, water, jobs. (File pic) SAWIA VALLEY: The torrential floods and brutal droughts of recent years have left their mark on this valley in southeast Yemen. A road that links Mukalla, the capital of Hadramout province, with its remote rural villages has been almost […]