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The European Council approved additional restrictive measures on Monday against four individuals and two entities said to be responsible for the abuse of human rights worldwide, which includes torture and systematic and widespread sexual and gender-based violence. Because of the sanctions, imposed under the EU’s Global Human Rights Sanction Regime, the four individuals are not [...]

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The streets of Bangladesh have seen their share of bloodshed over the past week as more than 100 protesters were killed during mass student demonstrations against a quota system that reserved 30 percent of government positions for Bangladesh Liberation War veterans and their descendants. Although the quota system was largely scaled back by the country’s [...]

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Senior leaders from the Palestinian political groups Fatah and Hamas signed a joint statement known as “Beijing Declaration to End the Division and Strengthen Palestinian National Unity” in Beijing on Tuesday, signalling an effort to bridge longstanding divisions. This agreement was brokered by China, aiming to enhance its position as a global mediator. According to [...]

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The Indian government has removed a 58-year-long ban forbidding civil servants and bureaucrats from joining or associating with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its activities, as reported by an opposition leader on Sunday. Jairam Ramesh, a Member of Parliament (MP), affiliated with the opposition Indian National Congress posted a picture on his X (formerly [...]

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Kimberly Cheatle, the director of the US Secret Service, resigned Tuesday after calling the July 13 attempt on former President Donald Trump’s life the “most significant operational failure of the Secret Service in decades” while testifying to a Congressional committee. Director Cheatle appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability. After a [...]

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The Supreme Court of Tatarstan has sentenced Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva to 6 and a half years of imprisonment for spreading false information about the Armed Russian Forces of the Russian Federation in a secret trial, the court’s press service said on Monday. Alsu Kurmasheva worked for the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and [...]

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An ongoing march to parliament organized by young people over corruption in the Uganda government led to the arrests of protestors on Tuesday. Joel Ssenyonyi, the leader of the parliamentary opposition, also alleged in a Ugandan parliament speech that police have used excessive force against protestors. The Associated Press (AP) has reported a heavy police [...]

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The family members of Syrian-American Majd Kamalmaz filed a civil lawsuit against the Syrian government on Monday, seeking damages of at least $70 million for the unlawful detention, torture and killing of Kamalmaz. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Kamalmaz family by law firm Miller & Chevalier in collaboration with the Syrian Emergency Task [...]

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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi announced Tuesday the imposition of asset-freeze sanctions against Israeli settlers involved in violent acts against Palestinians in the West Bank. Hayashi noted that Japan, alongside the other G7 countries, would exercise sanctions against four Israeli settlers involved in the violent actions. These individuals would be subject to sanctions in [...]

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Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Monday that it arrested and charged Mason John Baker and Garry Belzevick for uttering death threats against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other politicians contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Section 264.1(1)(a) makes it an offence for anyone to knowingly utter, convey or cause [...]

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