International Crisis Group

China Accuses Detained Canadians of Stealing ‘Sensitive Information’

China formally accused – but did not yet formally charge – Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig of espionage on Monday. The two were arrested soon after Canada detained Huawei executive and Communist royalty Meng Wanzhou for possible extradition to the United States. The accusation of espionage was made three days after Canada announced Meng’s extradition hearing would proceed.

Combo photo of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, Canadians whom China accused of espionage on Monday.

West Bank Tensions Rise As Palestinian Terrorist Activities Increase

Israeli troops shot and wounded a Palestinian teenager who stabbed a pregnant Israeli woman in the West Bank on Monday, amid signs of Palestinians stepping up attacks against Israelis inside Jewish settlements.The military ordered Palestinian laborers to leave their workplaces