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Human rights groups regularly condemn Israel’s policy of home demolitions as collective punishment.Published On 7 May 20227 May 2022Clashes broke out when Israeli forces raided a village in the occupied West Bank and demolished the house of a Palestinian they say killed an Israeli settler last December. Using explosives, soldiers destroyed the home of Omar
Macron says his second term will be ‘new’ and not merely a continuation of the first.Published On 7 May 20227 May 2022Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in for his second term as France’s president at a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, followed by the firing of canons at the Invalides Gardens. In a country where
The move is one of the harshest restrictions imposed on Afghanistan’s women since the Taliban seized power last year.Published On 7 May 20227 May 2022Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered the country’s women to cover their faces in public – one of the harshest restrictions imposed on them since the Taliban seized power last year and
‘Influential states’ are trying to help remove the last fighters holed up in a Russian-besieged steel plant in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine president says.Published On 7 May 20227 May 2022Diplomatic efforts are under way to save Ukrainian fighters holed up inside a steelworks in Mariupol after they pledged to fight Russian forces to the
New Delhi, India – A United Nations expert has joined global human rights groups in expressing concern over the arrest of Indian rights defender Teesta Setalvad a day after the country’s Supreme Court upheld the findings of a special investigation team (SIT) that cleared Prime Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in 2002 anti-Muslim riots. Setalvad
These flaws were the impetus behind As You Are. “Our community brought to light a lot of mistreatment endured in the gay bars [they] worked in,” says Pike. “So we went out on our own.”The “queer bar” is not a complete reinvention of its predecessor. Rather, it’s a natural next step in the evolution of
If approved, it would be the biggest advancement of illegal settlement plans since US President Joe Biden took office.Published On 6 May 20226 May 2022Israel is set to advance plans for the construction of 4,000 illegal settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the interior minister has said. Interior minister Ayelet Shaked, a staunch supporter
Cuban president’s office says a preliminary investigation indicates blast at Hotel Saratoga was caused by a gas leak.Published On 6 May 20226 May 2022At least 22 people have been killed and more than 70 injured after a large explosion ripped through a historic hotel in Havana, the Cuban government has said. In a series of
Environmentalists say Amazon loss in April, equivalent to some 140,000 football fields, is very high for this time of year.Published On 6 May 20226 May 2022Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has surged to a new record for the month of April, official data showed, as environmental rights advocates continue to slam President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies
The sanctions, imposed by the United States Treasury Department, are the first ever on a digital asset mixing service.Published On 6 May 20226 May 2022The United States announced Friday it is sanctioning North Korean digital currency mixing firm Blender.io, which the country allegedly uses to launder stolen virtual currency and support cybercrimes. The sanctions, imposed