· Antonio Guterres urges avoiding action that would increase tensions on India-China border: UN spokesperson →
India has said that the Chinese military was hindering normal patrolling by its troops along the LAC in Ladakh and Sikkim and has strongly refuted Beijing’s contention that the escalating tension between the two armies was triggered by trespassing of Indian forces across the Chinese side.
· Despite coronavirus crisis, China flexes muscles on India border →
India sent its troops in to stop China from building a road in the disputed region of Doklam in 2017, beginning a two-month-long confrontation that triggered fears of war between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
· Peaceful protest or dangerous subversion: what China’s proposed national security laws mean for Hong Kong →
So far, this handful of laws includes the stationing of a Chinese garrison in Hong Kong (by law, these troops must not interfere in local affairs), the criteria for being considered a Chinese national and the national flag law, which prohibits flag desecration.
· Why has Navajo Nation been so hit hard by the coronavirus? →
Many died along the way from exposure, starvation, exhaustion and violence from the US troops that escorted them.
The Wall Street Journal
· Trump Offers to Mediate China-India Border Disputes →
Tensions on the long-disputed borders between China and India have risen recently after scuffles between troops patrolling some of the militarized areas in the Himalayan Mountains.
· Will the tense India-China standoff at Himalayan border escalate? →
On May 5, a scuffle broke out between Indian and Chinese troops at the Pangong Tso lake, located 14,000 feet (4,270 metres) above the sea level in the Himalayan region of Ladakh.
· Coalition against IS to meet virtually amid virus →
President Donald Trump last year declared the defeat of the Islamic State group, which once held vast swathes of land, as he moved to pull US troops out of Syria.
The China Post
· Lebanese PM visits UN peacekeepers amid dispute over mandate →
Diab said the presence of the troops was “necessary and urgent” in light of the ongoing “violations by Israel of Lebanon’s sovereignty by land, sea and air.”
· Iran changes tack in Iraqi politics after Soleimani assassination →
The consensual tactics in a country where Iran has wrestled with Washington for influence for nearly two decades was designed to break a political deadlock in Baghdad and hasten the departure of nearly 5,000 US troops from Iraq, according to three senior Iranian officials involved in the process.
· Libya's battle in the sky: How air superiority changed the war →
Along with troops, Erdogan sent Turkish-made armed drones, namely the Bayraktar TB2.