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Nigeria’s Federal High Court in Abuja has delivered a judgment ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prosecute state governors and others for electoral violence, bribery, vote buying, and collusion in the 2023 general elections, as reported by local media. The ruling was issued in a lawsuit brought by a non-governmental, non-profit organization, Socio-Economic [...]

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India’s Supreme Court intervened on Monday to suspend directives issued by police in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand that required restaurants to publicly display owners’ names. These directives, aimed at eateries along the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage route, had sparked criticism over potential discrimination against Muslims. Initially issued by Muzaffarnagar’s Senior Superintendent [...]

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Pakistani Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Sunday that Pakistan had lodged a complaint with the German government in the wake of yesterday’s attack by a “gang of extremists” on the Pakistani Consulate in Frankfurt. His post on X (formerly Twitter) said the German government was urged to fulfill its responsibilities [...]

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A state judge in Florida ruled on Saturday in favor of Donald Trump by allowing his libel lawsuit against the Pulitzer Prize Board to proceed. This decision, issued by Senior Judge Robert Pegg of the state’s Nineteenth Circuit, ensures that Trump’s case will move forward to the discovery phase. The lawsuit centers on a statement [...]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei defended a 2020 law which prevented a return to the JCPOA nuclear agreement in a meeting with Iranian members of parliament on Sunday. Sunday’s parliamentary session was also attended by President-elect Masoud Pezeskhian, who is seen as a reformist. Although Pezeskhian had announced that he would work more closely with [...]

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Azerbaijan proposed an agreement with Armenia on Sunday as an interim measure before concluding a comprehensive peace treaty following longstanding hostilities between the two nations and Azerbaijan’s offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to a local media report, Hikmet Hajiyev, the assistant to the president of Azerbaijan, said that the country suggested suspending the OSCE Minsk group. [...]

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The government of the Philippines issued a statement on Sunday announcing that the state and China have reached an agreement regarding the Philippines’ routine rotation and resupply missions to a breached ship located in the disputed South China Sea. The ship, BRP Sierra Madre, is a warship originally built for the United States Navy during [...]

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Utah officials declared on Saturday that they switched the execution method for death row inmate Taberon Dave Honie from an experimental three-drug lethal injection to a well-known single-drug injection, according to The Salt Lake Tribute. Honie was convicted and sentenced to death in 1999 for murdering Claudia Benn, the mother of his girlfriend at the time. [...]

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Colombia President Gustavo Petro apologized Saturday for a corruption scandal involving the National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) as he inaugurated a new session of Congress. During the opening of the 2024-2025 congressional term, Petro also stressed that his administration would reintroduce the health reform bill and pursue changes to labor laws. The UNGRD corruption [...]

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Police arrested environmental activist Captain Paul Watson on his ship Sunday in the town of Nuuk, Greenland. Watson is a prominent campaigner against commercial whaling. When he was arrested, Watson was apparently engaged in a mission to traverse the Northwest Passage, a series of waterways through the arctic archipelago of Canada that connects the Atlantic [...]

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