Indigenous Taiwanese are awaiting a landmark ruling from the island’s top court on Friday, which will determine the scope of their traditional hunting rights and potentially pave the way for a limited return of civilian firearms to the island after their use was sharply restricted by law in the early[…]
Amnesty International and more than 200 other non-governmental organisations have called for a global arms embargo on Myanmar given the continuing violent crackdown by the military on protesters following the coup there in February. “It is time for the UN Security Council to use its unique powers to impose a[…]
Israeli troops have shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy during a raid on a village south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials said. According to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), Israeli forces situated in an olive tree grove at the entrance of the village[…]
Social Security systems expert Professor Alex van den Heever has called on the public to continue to strictly adhere to COVID-19 health protocols to help prevent the possible spread of new virus variants. This comes as the National Ports Authority confirms that 14 Filipino crew members onboard a ship in[…]
A security escort who dodged a hail of bullets while he and his colleague were driving in Pretoria said his cool response was based on preparedness and his instincts. Speaking to eNCA, Leo Prinsloo said: “You sort of need to expect things like that to happen because it prepares your[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee says letters of suspension will be sent later this week, to party members who are refusing to voluntarily step aside. The decision follows the party’s national working committee meeting on Monday in which lists were collated from different provinces and prepared for[…]
A group of influential United States legislators is calling on the Biden administration to help raise $2.5bn in aid for Yemenis suffering amid what they described as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”. In an open letter on Tuesday, four US senators urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to provide more[…]
Afghanistan’s security forces have fought back a Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province, officials and residents have said, as the armed group launched assaults around the country after a missed United States deadline to withdraw troops. Attaullah Afghan, the head of Helmand’s provincial council, said the Taliban had launched its[…]
India’s hospitals have been packed with coronavirus patients, as relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen and nearly full crematoriums worked feverishly to deal with the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with a densely packed[…]
Violent protests continue around Colombia as unions make more demands of the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque following his withdrawal of a proposed tax reform that sparked widespread public anger. The government said the tax reform aimed to stabilise a country economically ravished by the coronavirus pandemic, but the[…]
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