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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Thursday threatened to use “all possible laws” against democracy protestors calling for the removal of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. “The government will intensify its actions and use all laws, all articles, to take action against protesters who broke the law,” Prayuth said in a statement. “The situation is not improving. There [...]

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Iraq’s interior ministry said Monday that the country hanged 21 individuals convicted of terrorism and murder as part of a series of ongoing executions since it defeated the Islamic State (Daesh) in 2017. The executions included two suicide bombers responsible for terrorist attacks on Tal Afar that killed dozens of people, the statement said. No [...]

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The law firm representing President Trump on Friday withdrew from Trump’s campaign to block Joe Biden from winning the popular vote in Pennsylvania. The attorneys at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur filed an overnight motion to withdraw, leaving solo practitioner Linda A. Kearns to work on the case. “Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called G20 member states to pressure Saudi Arabia into freeing its illegally detained activists, launching the #G20SaudiArabia initiative. Despite recent attempts to repair its global image, Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, known for its mass crackdowns on human rights activists, many of whom are [...]

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The US Supreme Court Friday ordered Pennsylvania election boards to segregate mail-in ballots arriving after 8:00 PM on November 3rd. Segregated ballots must be kept “in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots,” and “all such ballots, if counted, be counted separately.” The order provides that election boards must count mail [...]

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) in Saudi Arabia launched a Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) Wednesday aimed at improving job mobility for migrant workers by lifting “kafala” restrictions that have historically left workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. The LRI seeks to regulate employee exit and re-entry visa issuance, allowing workers to [...]

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Chilean citizens overwhelmingly voted to draft a new constitution to replace former guiding principles put in place four decades ago under General Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship. More than 7.5 million of 14.97 million eligible voters opted to overhaul the constitution Sunday; the largest voter turnout since Chile instituted voluntary voting in 2012. Citizens want the [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the creation of a new international treaty that would ban autonomous weapons or any other form of so-called “killer robots.”  In a report issued Tuesday the international rights group advanced a detailed proposal outlining essential elements for a treaty seeking to prevent the use of “all weapons systems that [...]

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) approved a diplomatic agreement with Israel that was signed in Washington last month, just ahead of the UAE government’s official visit to Israel on Tuesday. The UAE and Bahrain are the first Persian Gulf States to formalize ties with Israel over Iran fears concerning the regime and extremist groups in the country. [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned Syria and Russia in a report Thursday for launching at least 46 deadly attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Idlib. The report reveals that the Syrian-Russian offensive targeted hospitals, schools, markets, and other essential facilities for over 11 months. HRW contends that these unlawful attacks violate international humanitarian law and [...]

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