AP / Ebrahim Noroozi, File

UN urges Afghanistan’s Taliban to end floggings, executions

| 2023-05-08

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.N. report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for carrying out public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing power in Afghanistan, and called on the country’s rulers to halt such practices. In the past six months

AP / Sebastien Bozon/Pool via AP

Coronation: Met Police had every intention of arresting protesters

BBC News | 2023-05-08

An anti-monarchy protester detained during the Coronation says he believes the Met had “every intention” of arresting him before the event.Chief executive of RepublicGraham Smith, was one of 64 people arrested by the force in London on Saturday.He said he

AP / Odelyn Joseph

Over 600 killed in Haiti violence in April, says UN

Arab News | 2023-05-09

GEVENVA: More than 600 people died in gang violence last month in Haiti, where the authorities did not have the capacity to protect civilians, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “Every report I get from Haiti underlines the scale of the suffering and rams

AP / Mark Schiefelbein

China vows to take “resolute countermeasures” against Canada over expulsion of envoy

Beijing News | 2023-05-09

Beijing , May 9 (ANI): China has strongly condemned and firmly opposed the Canadian side declaring a Chinese diplomat as “persona non grata” on Monday, Global Times reported citing the Chinese Embassy in Canada. The Chinese Embassy in Canada vowed to take

AP / Alex Brandon

China tells US to ‘reflect deeply’ over downturn in ties

Gulf News | 2023-05-08

BEIJING: China’s foreign minister told the US ambassador on Monday that Washington is responsible for the downturn in relations between the two countries and must “reflect deeply” before ties can return to a healthy track, an official said. Qin Gang’s comments

AP / Syrian Presidency via AP, File

How has the world reacted to Syria rejoining the Arab League?

Al Jazeera | 2023-05-08

The Arab League readmitted Syria on Sunday after a more than decade-long suspension as President Bashar al-Assad pushes to normalise ties with other Arab nations. Syria had been barred from the organisation in 2011 after a brutal government crackdown on

AP / Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

AP / Sang Tan, File

Media Monopolies and Prosecution of Assange Drive Drop in US Press Freedom Rank

Scheerpost | 2023-05-09

AP / Majdi Mohammed

13 dead in Israeli raids on Gaza, injured in Nablus

The Eastern Herald | 2023-05-09

Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

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