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Turkish security forces arrested 203 soldiers Tuesday in nationwide raids targeting military personnel accused of links to an exiled Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara claims was behind a 2016 coup attempt. The 2016 coup attempt was a failed bid by rogue soldiers who had commandeered warplanes, helicopters and tanks to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government. This led to [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued a notice seeking a response from the central government on public interest litigation challenging the constitutional validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. The act mandates that the nature of all places of worship shall be maintained as it was on August 15, 1947, and [...]

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Russia is slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for what it described as a failure to remove banned content, according to a press release on Wednesday. Russia’s Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media) referred to what it said was illegal content on Twitter containing child pornography, information [...]

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Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order. Ntaganda was a general in the Congolese army, but in 2012 he left the army and formed the M23 rebel group, which [...]

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All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders are required to take special permission from the central government if they want to be involved in any missionary, ‘Tabligh’ or journalistic activities, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday. OCI is a form of permanent residency available to people of Indian [...]

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Israel’s Haifa magistrate court on Monday placed a seven-day gag order on the investigation into the source of a huge oil leak that caused Israel’s entire Mediterranean shoreline to be polluted with tar. The order prohibits publishing any details that may identify suspects, vessels, relevant ports, cargo and shipping lines. The court order was passed at [...]

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The Sudanese government Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for cooperating on the trial of former militant leader Ali Kushayb who is accused of committing war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. According to the Prosecutor, Kushyab was a top commander of [...]

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Hundreds of women’s rights activists and their supporters protested in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Friday to call for an end to violence and discrimination against women and the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict foreign travel for many women. The point of contention is a proposed law that would require women under 40 [...]

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Egyptian authorities Saturday released a journalist working for Qatar’s Al Jazeera television network who had been held in pre-trial detention for more than four years. Mahmoud Hussein, a video editor, was arrested in 2016 over accusations of attempting to overthrow the country’s government and being a member of the banned political party, Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s Ministry [...]

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The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) administration announced Friday that high speed 4G mobile internet had been restored in the entire union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, exactly one and a half years after it was cut in August 2019 when the central government abrogated Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that provided the special status [...]

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