Iran executed 582 people in 2022, rights groups say
14 April 2023 | 1:13 pm
Two rights groups said the number of those executed in 2022 was 75% higher than the toll from 2021. Last year saw the start of nationwide protests following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini.
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The UNHCR report also said poorer countries, rather than wealthy nations, disproportionately bore the responsibility of hosting displaced individuals.
Transgender people, who call themselves Khawaja Siras, have always enjoyed a special status on the Indian subcontinent. For five years, Pakistan enjoyed one of the most progressive laws in the world, recognising the existence of a "third gender". But this law has just been amended. The issue of transgender rights also made headlines late last year when the Pakistani film "Joyland", the story of a love story with a transgender erotic theatre dancer, was shortlisted for the Oscars.
Rescue teams are racing against time to find a submersible that was en route to the seabed where the Titanic lies. A Pakistani businessman and his son, along with British billionaire Hamish Harding, were on board.
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Germany hopes the success of the 2023 Special Olympics leaves a lasting impact and boosts the country's chances of potentially hosting the 2036 Olympics and Paralympics.
Despite laws calling for more transgender people in public service, bureaucratic hurdles are keeping many from fulfilling their dreams of working for their community.
Nepal has one of the world's highest rates of cataracts and subsequent blindness, with devastating consequences for the country's poor subsistence farmers. But one surgeon has been working to change that, running treatment camps for years in remote parts of the country. Now, with fresh funding from an ex-convict-turned-tech multimillionaire, he's able to perform the life-changing surgery on ever more people and has ambitious plans. We take a closer look.
Police said that two people had been killed in the attack, and that more than one shooter had been involved. Police later said around half of the 28 people injured were under the age of 18.
Despite government incentives, high youth unemployment and financial stress are keeping young people from choosing to marry and start families.
It is one of the in one of the deadliest air attacks yet in the three months of fighting between Sudan's rival generals.
ICC chief prosecutorKarim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, told FRANCE 24 that he had decided to open fresh investigations into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the ongoing fighting in Sudan. He said his office had received numerous reports from many sources of crimes such as destruction of property, executions, killings and rapes.
Prices in the landlocked Sahel nation have been shooting up following last week's coup d'etat. Sanctions slapped on Niger by ECOWAS are already affecting much of the impovrished nation's economic life.
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European governments have a duty to rescue asylum seekers who cross the sea to escape conflict, Pope Francis said in Marseille. He called it "a duty of humanity" to save people in difficulty.
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Starting on Saturday September 23, China is hosting the Asian Games, a major multi-sport event held every four years between the Olympics. The 19th edition, postponed from last year, brings together some 12,000 athletes from across the continent, competing in 40 sports over two weeks in the eastern city of Hangzhou. For the first time, e-sports are featured as an official medal sport event, with seven golds on offer. But a lot of attention is also focused on what's happening outside the tracks and arenas. FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry tell us more about the geopolitical aspect of the event.
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