Putin’s wrath, Kamara’s trial, and tattoos after death
15 October 2022 | 5:24 pm
The papers are analysing how Saturday’s bombing of a bridge in Crimea is both a strategic and symbolic “slap in the face” for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian president's "pivot to Asia" looks shaky after India and China gave him a subtle cold shoulder at a recent conference. Southeast Asian countries are wary of a Western backlash if they cooperate with Moscow.
How does a Russia in retreat read the room at the United Nations General Assembly? On the day that world leaders gather in New York for UN Week, Vladimir Putin's proxies are unveiling plans for hastily-staged referendums to annex conquered parts of Ukraine that are now under assault from a counter-attack.
Iran has come under pressure since the 22-year-old woman died in police custody. Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, meanwhile, decried the West's "double standards" on women's rights.
Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in police custody, having been detained for not properly wearing a headscarf. Annette Young talks to Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist and Iranian specialist.
With Russia in retreat on the battlefield, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes on Wednesday with the announcement that Russian reservists would be mobilised and referendums held in areas of Ukraine on joining Russia, all while he made threats to the West.
Police are searching for missing after an overcrowded ferry carrying pilgrims flipped over in the Karotoa River. Hundreds die every year in Bangladesh in similar river accidents.
Moroccan prisoner of war, Brahim Saadoun, returned home on Saturday after Russia agreed to release 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine following a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia.
The EU plans to replace the bulk of Russian gas imports by the end of the year. But despite its reserves filling up quickly, the bloc's chances of avoiding energy shortages could depend on the severity of the winter.
The prominent crime reporter was gunned down in July 2021 in Amsterdam. Prosecutors suspect that a drug gang is behind the murder.
Guineans hope the wait for justice will soon come to an end 13 years after a massacre that killed at least 157 people. Ex-junta leader Moussa Camara and his former lieutenants are expected to face the judge.
Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara and several co-defendants were detained Tuesday, a day before their trial opens for the 2009 stadium massacre, their lawyers said.
The ex-leader of Guinea’s military junta is jailed on the eve of his trial. He and 10 others stand accused after more than 150 people were murdered and over 100 women raped at an opposition rally in 2009.
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