Morning news brief: Belarus violence, Macron condemns Niger attack and more

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 10, 2020, 08.21 AM(IST)

Protests in Belarus Photograph:( Reuters )

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Macron condemns 'cowardly' attack in Niger, vows to fight 'terrorist groups in the Sahel region'

The French leader, who spoke with his Niger counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou, added that he was determined to help counter the "terrorist groups in the Sahel region".

Ongoing historic visit to Taiwan a 'true honour' for Trump administration

The visit is largely being seen as a token of support to Taiwan, which has for long been sidelined diplomatically with countries favouring recognition of China instead.

Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under National Security Law

Lai, a beloved voice in Hong Kong, is seen as a traitor and  the biggest 'black hand' in the Chinese media.

Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote

State-approved exit polls showed him winning 79.7% of the vote while his main opponent Svetlana Tikhanouskaya, a former English teacher who emerged from obscurity a few weeks ago to lead rallies against him, received 6.8%.

Lebanon Blast: Protests near Parliament building, Protesters rebelled with tear gas