Category: World

Greece Arrests 3 Pakistani Traffickers Holding 21 Migrants Hostage

Greek police in the northern city of Thessaloniki say they have arrested three Pakistanis who allegedly held 21 migrants hostage in a warehouse on the outskirts of the city, demanding money to release them. The migrants — 13 Eritreans, 7 Pakistanis and one person from Myanmar — had crossed over from Turkey on Wednesday and […]

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Armed Groups in Libya Torturing Migrants, Selling Slaves, U.N. Says

Seven years after the U.S. and NATO-led effort to remove Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, armed groups are committing human rights abuses and people are being sold in slave markets, according to United Nations officials. Andrew Gilmour, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, said the situation in Libya has not improved since Gaddafi was toppled […]

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Clean Belt and Road: China Establishes New Super Anti-Graft Agency

IRSHAD SALIM: China’s National People’s Congress on Tuesday wrapped up a historic legislative session that voted to amend the constitution, scrap presidential term limits and grant President Xi Jinping a mandate to rule indefinitely– his new term ends in 2023. The two-week annual session also paved the way for Xi to become China’s most powerful […]

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Paradise Lost? India’s Waning Influence in Maldives

Having been unable to regain its clout in its immediate neighborhood, India seems to be exploring other options in its dealings with China. Indulging in a geopolitical competition with China has not proved practical and India cannot afford a conflict. However, it remains to be seen how the scenario will play out as there are […]

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Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma to Faces Corruption Charges

Jacob Zuma To Be Prosecuted On Long-Dormant — And Now Revived — Corruption Charges South Africa’s Attorney General Shaun Abrahams announced Friday his decision to reinstate corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma that had been dismissed in 2009– civil society welcomed the decision. “At last the axe has eventually fallen,” Ben Theron, chief operating […]

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Russian Spy Poisoning: Britain Expels 23 Diplomats

Britain announced Wednesday it will expel almost two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy. According to BBC, some Labor MPs have signed a draft early day motion saying they “unequivocally” accept that Russia was to […]

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Facebook Slammed by UN Over Hate Material Spread Against Rohingya

United Nations human rights experts have slammed the online social media platform Facebook for allowing the incitement of violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhists-majority country of Myanmar. Buddhist mobs backed by Myanmar’s armed forces have launched a campaign of terror against Muslim families living in Rakhine State, killing and raping members of the minority […]

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The Empty Chair: World Pays Tribute to 'Rare Genius' Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

Tributes have started to pour in for Stephen Hawking, the modern British physicist and author who has died aged 76. R.I.P Stephen Hawking 1942-2018. Hawking was considered a ‘rare genius’ and modern cosmology’s brightest star. Astronauts, scientists and celebrities celebrate the life of a ‘colossal mind and wonderful spirit’. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the […]

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UK Restaurant Investigates Racial Profiling Claim By Two Asians

A popular restaurant chain in London suburb is investigating after a British-Bangladeshi woman and a British-Pakistani man believe they were victims of “racial profiling” while being refused a table. Dr Fatima Rajina and Nasir Rahman wanted to have lunch at Cote Brasserie in Welwyn Garden City, near St Albans in the north of London, on […]

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Women Miners Stake a Claim in Zimbabwe

Mining in Zimbabwe has been largely a men’s affair, but women are slowly making inroads in the sector. Women comprise 11-15 percent of the estimated 50,000 small-scalers miners in the country.

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