Russia: Chechen human rights activist jailed
30 March 2019 | 1:53 pm
Oyub Titiyev, who had exposed abuses by security forces in Chechnya, will spend four years in a penal colony. His family said the ruling was an effort by authorities 'to silence and disgrace him.'
25 Jan 2021
Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening Sunday in several Tunisian cities. In the working-class neighbourhood of Ettadhamen on the edge of the capital Tunis, young men hurled rocks at riot police who responded with volleys of tear gas despite a tight lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
19 Jan 2021
Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on foot remain stuck in Guatemala, their advance stymied by security forces. The group hopes to be allowed to continue forward after it was met in the southeastern town of Vado Hondo, near the border with Honduras, with tear gas and batons wielded by police and soldiers with strict orders to stop anyone without travel documents or a negative coronavirus test.
23 Jan 2021
Europe's human rights court found Russia committed abuses in areas seized from Georgia in 2008, and then Ukraine during the Kyiv "Maidain" protests 6 years
22 Feb 2021
In this edition: clashes break out in Mogadishu at a protest organised by the opposition. Residents reported hearing sporadic gunfire and grenades being fired in the capital. Our regional correspondent Mukelwa Hlatshwayo brings us the latest. Also, voters in Niger are gearing up for Sunday's presidential run-off between Mohamed Bazoum and Mahamane Ousmane. The fight against insecurity will be a major challenge for the next president. And camel milk is becoming increasingly popular in Kenya. We meet farmers taking advantage of the lucrative drink.
18 Mar 2021
EU ambassadors have agreed on a list of persons and entities to be sanctioned for human rights abuses, including ones committed against China's Uighur minority.
24 Mar 2021
The European Union has agreed to sanction China for human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in the country's northwestern Xinjiang province.
11 Apr 2021
Locals in Dawei, a city in Myanmar's south, attend the funeral of Kyaw Min Latt, 17, who was shot by security forces on March 27 while riding a motorbike.
11 Apr 2021
G7 foreign ministers have expressed concern about human rights violations in Ethiopia's conflict-ridden Tigray. They also welcomed an announcement that Eritrean troops would withdraw from the region.
12 Apr 2021
Activists say scores of people were killed in one day in Myanmar's Bago as troops and police fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters. Injured demonstrators were reportedly denied medical assistance.
25 Apr 2021
Japan says it is asking Myanmar to free a Japanese journalist who has been taken into custody amid a crackdown on the opposition.
22 Apr 2021
Security forces broke up a protest in Myanmar’s southern city of Dawei, arresting four demonstrators and a reporter according to Dawei Watch media outlet, which also said live rounds were used.
26 Apr 2021
Fresh clashes break out between Palestinians and police after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for "calm on all sides" after several nights of unrest in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. There have been nightly disturbances since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on April 13, amid Palestinian anger over police blocking off access to the promenade around the walls of the Old City and a ban on gatherings.
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In an interview with DW, the president of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, confirms her commitment to EU integration and NATO. She also emphasizes the country's full support of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers war crimes court.
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As Germany battles a fifth coronavirus wave, people took to the street to rail against COVID-19 restrictions and a possible vaccine mandate. Others marched for "solidarity instead of conspiracy theories."
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E-commerce giant Amazon will continue to accept UK-issued visa credit cards on its British website. The company emailed customers on Monday with the update. Back in November, the retail giant took the controversial step, saying it would ban the use of Visa credit cards because of high transaction fees. Since Brexit, the EU's enforced-cap on the fees charged by card issuers no longer applies in the UK.
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As media attention focuses on a group of women sexually assaulted in Milan on New Year's Eve, we take a look at efforts to combat sexism in Italy. Also human rights activists say accusations of sorcery are being used in Kenya to force elderly widows off their land. Plus we've all heard the jokes about women drivers. So in an attempt to end stereotypes, Argentina has included mandatory gender awareness training in its driving school programs.
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Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka called the Novak Djokovic saga "unfortunate" and "sad" Saturday as players complained the scandal was overshadowing the opening Grand Slam of the year.
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China is bracing itself for the possibility property group Evergrande could default on its huge $300 billion debt pile. Many of Evergrande's creditors are ordinary Chinese who may lose much of their life savings.