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The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines stated on Friday that the military and other maritime law enforcement agencies are prepared to defend Filipino fishermen from China’s “anti-trespassing policy,” reinforcing the fishermen’s right to fish in the West Philippine Sea. General Romeo Brawner Jr. reaffirmed that Filipino fishermen should continue their [...]

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The UK Government announced Thursday its latest sanction package on Russia, the first to target Russia’s”shadow fleet” of oil ships, in a bid to hinder President Vladimir Putin’s ability to fund the country’s war against Ukraine. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made clear that the UK stands in support of Ukraine and that the sanction [...]

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Since the UN’s establishment in 1945, the body has been pivotal in maintaining global peace and security. A critical instrument in its arsenal is the ceasefire resolution, primarily used by the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a vehicle for showing the overriding will of the Council in times when tensions are high. These resolutions often [...]

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Former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin announced her retirement as a Non-Permanent Judge (NPJ) in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (HKCFA) on Monday following the June 6 resignations of two other overseas NPJs, UK Lords Collins and Sumption. “It has been a privilege serving the people of Hong [...]

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) passed a US-backed resolution endorsing a three-phase permanent ceasefire plan in the Israel-Hamas War, with Russia abstaining. The resolution notes that Israel accepted the proposal, unveiled at the end of May by US President Joe Biden, and called upon Hamas to accept it. The first phase of the plan calls [...]

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China Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong accused the US on Sunday of undermining security in the South China Sea, citing the extraterritorial forces led by the United States pushing forward military deployments and operations in the region. After attending a series of senior officials’ meetings on East Asian cooperation, Sun told the reporters that China [...]

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Vietnam has significantly expanded its outposts in the contested Spratly Islands during the past six months according to a report released Friday by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI). AMTI, a Washington-based think tank at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, found that Vietnam has created “almost as much new land” in the islands [...]

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Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) arrested Ugandan environmental activist Stephen Kwikiriza in Kampala under “alarming circumstances,” according to a press release published on Wednesday by the group the Environment Governance Institute (EGI). Stephen Kwikiriza is an environmental activist and a human rights defender who works with the non-governmental organization EGI. He is from the Kingfisher [...]

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Beijing’s Tiananmen Square saw increased security measures on Tuesday, in response to the 35th anniversary of China’s suppression of pro-democracy protests on the site. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police arrested four individuals and thwarted efforts to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Tuesday’s security measures involved the emergence of “bridge watchers,” who prevent gathering and [...]

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