Canadians detained freed for health reasons: China Sep 28, 2021 0 0 12345 dpa Beijing Two Canadians who had been detained in China since December 2018 - part of a spat about the detention of the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei - were sent back home for health reasons, according to Beijing.When faced with the question if the release of former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor had anything to do with Canada’s release of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry on Monday chose not to comment on the issue directly.Instead she said that the two Canadians had been released on bail following a “diagnosis by professional medical facilities.” Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was accused of bank fraud in the United States in connection with violating sanctions against Iran. She was detained in Canada in 2018, and the US sought her extradition.The case strained relations between China and Canada. Soon after Meng’s arrest, China detained Kovrig and Spavor on accusations of espionage.The Canadians were only flown home on Saturday after the US Department of Justice reached a settlement with Meng.Under the agreement, the US withdrew its request for her extradition, allowing Meng to return to China. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Indian farmers block roads, railways Sep 28, 2021 0 0 Cyclone Gulab wanes after claiming three lives in coastal India Sep 28, 2021 0 0 Iran refused access to nuclear workshop: IAEA Sep 28, 2021 0 0 Award-wining Afghan paper seeks finance to survive dpa Islamabad An award-wining paper in Afghanistan staged an online fundraising campaign on Monday to survive financially. The campaign - which was being managed by an Afghanistan-based non-profit organization, .. After pro-Taliban post, Ashraf Ghani says Facebook account hacked dpa Islamabad Ashraf Ghani, who was president of Afghanistan until he had to flee the country last month amid the Taliban’s takeover, said on Monday that his official Facebook account has been hacked. Ghani made the .. WHO team seeking COVID origin going back to China dpa New York The World Health Organisation is launching a new investigation into the origins of Covid-19, months after an earlier probe ended without drawing firm conclusions, according to a report published on Sunday. ..