Your World Today is NewsMobile’s daily edition, that brings to you a gist of all the top global developments. The top international developments today are:
- Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy supporter was arrested under the draconian national security law recently rolled by China for colluding with foreign forces.Lai is the owner of the Apple Daily newspaper and Next Magazine, both of which have been championing the cause of democracy much to China’s discomfort.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sent to Lebanon USD 1.7 million worth of protective equipment to help fight COVID-19, as well as humanitarian aid after the deadly explosion in Beirut, the body’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
- China imposed sanctions on the US in response to the restrictions imposed by Washington over an alleged effort to undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy, the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, said Monday.China’s sanctions targeted senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, among others. On Friday, the United States imposed sanctions on 11 individuals in response to an alleged effort to “undermine” Hong Kong’s autonomy.
- At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion at Mall Road area in Chaman city of Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Monday.Security sources said the dead bodies and injured people were shifted to a nearby hospital. The explosives were installed on a motorcycle parked in an area and detonated by a remote-controlled device, as per Chaman Station House Officer (SHO).