China Slams US With $75bn Tariffs On American Goods

China announced plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion of American goods including soybeans, automobiles and oil – in response to Donald Trump's latest planned levies on Chinese imports that sent shock waves on global financial markets.

Indonesia Shuts Internet In Papua

Following violent protest and burning of a building in eastern Papua, the Indonesian government has shut down the internet access in Papua in order to prevent inciteful posts that may further fuel violence among protesters.

City-wide Protests Sinks Hong Kong

Antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong mounted their fiercest challenge to the police and authorities on Monday 5th of August 2019, thereby disrupting more than 200 airline flights, occupying malls and blocking transportation movement all around the city.

Arrival for 2019 Hajj Concluded with Record of 1.8M Pilgrims

According to the authorities of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it has concluded the first stage (arrivals) of pilgrims from across the world via land, sea and air with over 1.8 million people converging in the two Muslim holy cities of Makka and Medina.
During a press conference in Jeddah, on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019, the Director-General of Passports, Major General Suleiman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya revealed that up till 12 noon of Wednesday, 7th August 2019, a total of 1,819,790 pilgrims had come to the Kingdom to perform the annual Hajj rites for the 1440 Islamic calendar, equivalent to 2019 AD.

North Korea Fires Two Missiles

Angry with a planned military exercise between South Korea and the US in the coming month, North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range missiles travelling a distance of 430km and reaching an altitude of 50km before falling into the Sea of Japan.

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