S Korea arrests church leader for obstructing coronavirus fight

Lee Man-hee heads the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which is linked to more than a third of South Korea’s total cases. Authorities in South Korea have arrested the founder of a secretive Christian sect at the centre of the country’s largest coronavirus cluster on charges of obstructing the government’s efforts to contain the outbreak in […]

Veteran Kashmir leader SAS Geelani quits pro-freedom alliance

The 90-year-old quit Hurriyat Conference faction he led for decades over alliance’s inability to counter India’s move. A veteran politician in Indian-administered Kashmir has quit his faction within an umbrella alliance of pro-freedom groups, saying it had failed to counter New Delhi’s efforts to tighten its grip on the disputed region. The decision of Syed […]