Thailand’s two major pro-democracy opposition parties—Move Forward Party and Pheu Thai—won a landslide in national elections on Sunday. The result reflected Thai voters’ rejection of the military-backed government, which has dominated the political scene for nearly a decade. According to a forecast on Monday, the Move Forward Party, whose reformist ideology grew in popularity among [...]

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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), along with 20 other human rights organizations, issued a joint statement on Thursday calling out Lebanon’s deportation of Syrian refugees. The human rights organizations claim the deportations violate the international law principle of non-refoulement, which protects individuals from being returned to a country where they face torture, cruel, [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Friday granted bail to eight life convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning, which led to the death of at least 58 people at the Godhra railway station in Gujarat, India and fueled large-scale riots in the region. In considering whether to grant bail to the eight convicts, the Supreme [...]

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Sweden’s public radio, Sveriges Radio (SR) Tuesday announced that it would cease its activities on Twitter, in a move which follows analogous decisions by US and Canadian public broadcasters. SR stated that it has for a long time de-prioritised its presence on Twitter and has now decided to stop being active on the platform together. [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday charged Jack Douglas Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, over leaked classified US intelligence documents. The leaked documents came to national attention this past week, which resulted in the FBI arresting Teixeira on Thursday. Teixeira is charged with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense [...]

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