Iran: possible crimes against humanity, absence of accountability

Presenting his report to the Human Rights Council, Mr. Rehman said that the “scale and gravity” of violations committed by Iranian authorities pointed to “the possible commission of international crimes, notably the crimes against humanity of murder, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and sexual violence, and persecution”. The expert slammed “so-called” investigations of Ms. Amini’s … Read more

Humanitarians call for justice after latest deadly attack — Global Issues

The appeal comes after a convoy of more than 100 trucks transporting food and other assistance was ambushed on Friday in Jonglei state. Two contracted drivers were shot, one fatally, and another person died in a related road accident. A humanitarian worker was injured and is currently receiving treatment. Escalating incidents The attacked marked the … Read more

Drought in Somalia killed as many as 43,000 people last year – half of them children

Millions of livestock have died in the current crisis, which has been compounded by climate change and insecurity as Somalia battles thousands of fighters with al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate, al-Shabab. The UN migration agency says 3.8 million people are displaced, a record high. Loading A food security assessment released last month said nearly half a … Read more

Chinese nationals warned against ‘unnecessary’ travel in Nigeria after kidnappings and attacks

A police truck is stationed outside the University of Abuja Staff Quarters gate in Abuja, Nigeria where unknown gunmen kidnapped several people. PHOTO: Kola Sulaimon, AFP The Chinese embassy in Lagos has warned nationals against travelling to Kogi State. Allegations are that armed groups are kidnapping Chinese nationals for ransom. In December, security personnel killed … Read more

Russia Ukraine war: Xi meets Putin today in boost for Russian leader after ICC issued arrest warrant

China’s President Xi Jinping is set to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow today in a show of support for the isolated Russian despot after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him over war crimes in Ukraine. During his visit, Xi will present China as a global peacemaker intent on brokering an end to … Read more

WATCH | ‘This is alarming’: Latest data released from UN shows ‘record-high coca cultivation’

Coca cultivation hit a record high by soaring 35% from 2020 to 2021, a UN report showed Thursday, amid new cocaine trafficking hubs emerging in southeastern Europe and Africa. Global cocaine manufacturing already reached an estimated 2,000 tons by 2020, FRANCE 24 reports. We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred In … Read more

Asia’s Regulators Say Banking System Is Robust And Stable After UBS-Credit Suisse Takeover Deal

Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Regulators in Asia issued reassuring statements Monday that their banking systems remained robust and stable after Swiss banking giant UBS agreed to buy its rival Credit Suisse for $3.25 billion. Swiss regulators played a key role in orchestrating the forced takeover, to stem a larger banking crisis that … Read more

Source: in an upcoming testimony to Congress this Thursday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew plans to say TikTok has 150M MAUs in the US, up from 100M in August 2020 (Carol E. Lee/NBC News)

Carol E. Lee / NBC News: Source: in an upcoming testimony to Congress this Thursday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew plans to say TikTok has 150M MAUs in the US, up from 100M in August 2020  —  When TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies before Congress on Thursday, he plans to unveil new internal data … Read more

‘He’ll be conclusive and irrefutable!’ Trump celebrates as lawyer to slap down Michael Cohen claims

Donald Trump on Sunday announced that a ‘highly respected lawyer’ was preparing to testify against Michael Cohen, in what Trump hopes will be an undermining of Cohen’s claims that hush money was paid to Stormy Daniels. With a Manhattan grand jury believed to be close to making a decision on whether to indict Trump, the … Read more

Moldova Divided Over Attitudes Towards Russia As Country’s Leaders Fight ‘propaganda War’

For months, rising food and energy costs have brought protesters on to Moldova’s streets but while the cost-of-living crisis is biting, the government claims outside forces are fuelling the unrest. The pro-Western leaders have accused Russia of deliberately stoking the anger by reducing gas supplies to push up prices, spreading propaganda and backing a plot … Read more

Halifax Council To Discuss Homelessness MOUs, Extending Dartmouth Emergency Shelter – Halifax |

Halifax Regional Municipal councillors will be discussing this week whether to move ahead with negotiating Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to address homelessness and housing. A staff report being presented to council on Tuesday takes a look at how other municipalities have used MOUs to address the housing crisis. Examples included Victoria, Vancouver, Guelph, Ont., and … Read more

Jerome Powell has ‘failed’ as Fed chair

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., slammed Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in an interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press” Sunday, saying he “has failed” in his duties and shouldn’t be in his role. “He has had two jobs. One is to deal with monetary policy. One is to deal with regulation. He has failed at … Read more

3 Takeaways Devils’ 4-2 Loss To The Panthers

Over the past couple of games, New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier has spoken about his team needing a full 60-minute effort. On March 18, Hischier’s team lost their game and an important two points in a span of 2:30. After a difficult opening frame, they earned two goals in the second period and entered … Read more

Japan’s refusal to acknowledge Interpol requests after 82 Australian children abducted by former partners

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Tokyo: Three busloads of children. Some laugh; others cry. One likes blowing bubbles in the garden in summer; others prefer making castles in the sand. All of them have disappeared from their Australian parents’ lives. In the dead of night, at daybreak or after school, 82 Australian … Read more

Despite ICC arrest warrant, Putin makes surprise visit to Mariupol in first trip to fallen city

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Mariupol. Russian forces captured the Ukraine city. Putin also visited Sevastopol. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Mariupol, state media reported on Sunday, his first to the city since it was captured after a lengthy siege at the start of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine. The trip comes … Read more

‘We’re fed up’: French protest over Macron forcing through pension reform

Protests in France erupted on Saturday over pension reform. President Emmanuel Macron imposed an increase in the retirement age. Police banned gatherings on a key Paris square. People took to the streets across France on Saturday after President Emmanuel Macron imposed an unpopular pension overhaul without a parliament vote. Macron’s government on Thursday invoked a … Read more

Wyoming Outlaws Abortion Pills | CNN

CNN —  As the fight over abortion pills heats up nationally, Wyoming on Friday prohibited the medication in what NARAL Pro-Choice America called a “first of its kind” law, and also enacted a near-total ban on abortion. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill making it a felony to prescribe, sell, or use “any drug for … Read more

Japanese must bend on abducted children of foreign nationals

Loading In November, the United Nations Human Rights Committee noted it was “concerned about frequent cases of child abductions”, and criticised the Japanese government for a “lack of adequate responses”. That followed a 2019 report from its Committee on the Rights of a Child which heard from experts saying Japan’s custody laws “effectively prevented a … Read more

Worker struggles with gig economy giants

In the battle between workers and gig economy giants, Uber notched up a rare win Monday when a court in California upheld a state law letting the company treat its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The ruling bucks a broader trend of courts ordering app-based, on-demand companies like Uber and Deliveroo to boost … Read more

27 Little-Known True Crime Stories March 2023

“The Satanic Verses murder is one I just looked up while searching for true crime stories from Japan. On July 12, 1991, scholar Hitoshi Igarashi was found dead in his office at the University of Tsukuba after he’d translated the novel The Satanic Verses into Japanese. For context: In 1989, the Supreme Leader of Iran, … Read more

Live Stream: 76ers 141, Pacers 121

The Philadelphia 76ers (47-22) play against the Indiana Pacers (32-38) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)NBA League Pass: The most live games plus NBA TV. Free trial Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Saturday March 18, 2023 Philadelphia 76ers 141, Indiana Pacers 121 (Q4 01:36) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Tony East … Read more

Soccer commentator returns after suspension for criticising government

London: Former England football captain Gary Lineker returned to host the BBC’s flagship soccer show on Saturday, a week after his suspension for criticising government immigration policy caused a row over the broadcaster’s impartiality rules. Gary Lineker arrives at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, to present live coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final between … Read more