Saudi Arabia cracks down on rainbow-colored toys — report
18 June 2022 | 6:09 am
The move is the latest attempt by the Saudi government to censor what it sees as LGBTQ references in the conservative country. State-run Al-Ekhbariya television said rainbow-colored materials send a "poisoned message."
10 Apr 2022
Tigrayans are being targeted with ethnic cleansing in the contested Western Tigray zone, according to a new report by human rights groups. The onslaught of rape and killings amounts to "war crimes," they added.
19 Apr 2022
The US President and his wife reported having paid $150,439 in taxes for 2021. This is equivalent to a tax rate of 24.6%. Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband earned over $1.6 million during the same period.
19 Apr 2022
Six days ahead of the final presidential vote in the eurozone's second largest economy, far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen has never been closer to the Élysée Palace, but her spectacular rise in the polls appears to be stagnating as incumbent Emmanuel Macron steps up his campaign. FRANCE 24's Maya-Anaïs Yataghène delves into the latest April Surprise. Plus, just days before the run-off, Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the EU fraud agency accusing Le Pen of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament.
1 May 2022
The US and China spent the most on their military in 2021, accounting for 52% of the total global defense expenditure, according to a new SIPRI report. Russia also saw a spending jump ahead of its invasion of Ukraine.
Expanding ADF attacks stoke fear in DR Congo, and four Uighurs in Saudi Arabia risk extradition to China
27 Apr 2022
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3 May 2022
The Turkish leader will be in Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit where relations "will be reviewed." It will be Erdogan's first visit since the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
9 May 2022
Rights groups are sounding the alarm over a 25 percent surge in executions in Iran. Despite growing public opposition, the Islamic Republic has long been a leading executioner. We talked to Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the director of the NGO Iran Human Right.
26 May 2022
"Senior leadership" in the UK should bear responsibility for the culture which led to officials partying during COVID-19 lockdowns, according to an internal report.
27 May 2022
Victims groups are furious that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to step down despite a damning report on illegal Downing Street parties during the country's strict pandemic lockdowns.
11 Jun 2022
Law enforcement officers waiting to confront the gunman in the Uvalde school massacre were aware of the wounded inside, according to a New York Times report.
13 Jun 2022
The migration crisis, the rise of nationalism and the Covid-19 pandemic have put borders back in the headlines. Although frontiers had never disappeared, globalisation and modern forms of transport had seemed to render them obsolete, at least in many regions. FRANCE 24 brings you a documentary series on four borders that are emblematic of our times. Our reporter Lucile Wassermann travelled to the Arar border crossing between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which is coming back to life in the middle of the desert.
19 Jun 2022
Net Zero Tracker says many company promises to slash emissions are flawed and vague. The report also casts doubt on the use of carbon offsets, a key tactic for many companies' climate goals.
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Just two points separate Inter (40) and AC Milan (38) in 2nd and third respectively, making it a game with all to play for despite Napoli running away with the title. Ayomide Sotubo and sports analyst Adetomiwa Banjo take a look at the games this weekend on The Nutmeg.
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Alexander Nevzorov was sentenced to eight years in prison in absentia. He was targeted for his reporting on the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine.
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A damning report from US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research alleging widespread fraud at Adani Group has shaved off at least $70 billion in market capital from the giant Indian industrial conglomerate.
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The sixth anniversary of the mass exodus of 740,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is nearing. With no solution for finding the refugees a permanent home, the host community's patience is wearing thin.
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A Russian installed official claims the eastern town of Bakhmut has been surrounded according to reports. Follow DW for more.