China calls on Germany to correct ‘mistakes’ over asylum for HK activists May 26, 2019 0 763 12345 BEIJING: China has made “solemn representations” to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its “mistakes”, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. Xinhua said the Hong Kong office of China’s foreign ministry summoned Germany’s Acting Consul General to Hong Kong David Schmidt for an emergency meeting on Friday, where a representative expressed “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition”. The two Hong Kong activists - Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27 - were former members of Hong Kong Indigenous, a group advocating Hong Kong’s independence from China. (Reuters) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES US to send more troops to Middle East to counter Iranian ‘threat’ May 26, 2019 0 1081 Lebanon denies forcing Syrians home from Beirut airport May 26, 2019 0 547 Sudan military chief visits Egypt, first trip since Bashir’s ouster May 26, 2019 0 254 Promising jobs and justice, Ramaphosa sworn in as president Reuters PRETORIA Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth. .. Nine civilians killed in Yemen’s Taez province, say rebels Sanaa: Nine civilians were killed in overnight air strikes east of Yemen’s third city of Taez, a medic and rebel forces said Saturday. Two children were among the nine killed in air strikes by a Saudi-led military .. Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels amid Russia-backed assault Reuters Al-Khalidi AMMAN Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel .. C Africa militia hands over men wanted for massacre AFP Bangui The 3R militia group, blamed for a massacre of more than 50 civilians in the Central Africa Republic earlier this week, has handed over three of its members to the authorities, the government said Saturday. The .. Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC meets to elect president Gweru: Zimbabwe’s main opposition this weekend is expected to elect Nelson Chamisa as its next president in its first congress since the death of its revered founder, Morgan Tsvangirai. The Movement for Democratic ..