The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) targeted a Yemeni fuel depot and port on Saturday in a strike attack responding to Houthi rebel attacks on Israel over the past months. The strike is Israel’s first retaliation in Yemen following an attack on Tel Aviv by a Houthi drone which killed one person and injured 10 others. [...]

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Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kenya on Saturday condemned the excessive use of force by the police during the recent wave of anti-government protests in the country. The CSOs called for government accountability in law enforcement and the budget-making process. In a joint statement, the CSOs denied allegations by the Kenyan authorities of funding the [...]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a new bill into law on Sunday amending the pension system in South Africa. The Pension Funds Amendment Bill enables the implementation of the new two-pot system “geared towards bolstering retirement savings.” The bill amends the Pension Funds Act, the Post and Telecommunications-Related Matters Act, the Transnet Pension Fund [...]

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The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Sunday overturned the restoration of the government’s quota system for civil service employment after days of deadly turmoil and clashes between police and protesters. The Appellate Division dismissed the High Court’s judgement on quota reinstatement, stating that 93 percent of government employment recruitment would be based on merit, with [...]

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The French region of La Rochelle witnessed clashes between protesters and police on Saturday, amidst demonstrations against new irrigation reservoirs being built. The protests, attended by around 2,000 people, turned turbulent when police intervened, responding with tear gas as some protesters threw objects. Both the police officers as well as the demonstrators reported minor injuries. [...]

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The newly elected French National Assembly elected its parliamentary president on Friday, highlighting the challenge the new government faces in securing a majority. This event also led to allegations of ballot stuffing, prompting French lawmakers to call for an investigation. Yael Braun-Pivet, formerly the head of parliament under President Emmanuel Macron’s party Renaissance, won the election [...]

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Ukraine Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko announced Friday that Iryna Farion, a former nationalist politician known for her staunch advocacy of Ukrainian language use over Russian, was fatally shot in Lviv. In a statement released via Telegram, Klymenko indicated that investigators are considering several theories, including personal animosity and Farion’s sociopolitical activities, while not ruling out [...]

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The Superior Court of Los Angeles County experienced a ransomware attack on Friday, leading to the shutdown of the court’s internal computer systems. The systems will remain offline through the weekend as efforts to address the issue continue. Upon detecting the ransomware attack, the Superior Court disabled its network systems to prevent further damage. The [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced a former Marine Tyler Dykes on Friday to nearly five years in prison for assaulting police officers during the January 6 Capitol attack. On top of the imprisonment, Dykes received another 36 months of supervised release and a $22,000 fine. Prosecutors from the federal government [...]

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