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Unity vital to world’s future, UN chief says

Unity vital to world’s future, UN chief says

Global leaders speak of progress, integration and jobs in speeches UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for nations to walk the path of unity in 2018 to overcome the challenges facing world peace, as he joined global leaders in delivering New Year’s messages. “Unity is the path. Our future depends on it,” he said on […]

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him […]

Turquia quer abrir embaixada na parte oriental de Jerusalém como capital palestiniana

Turquia quer abrir embaixada na parte oriental de Jerusalém como capital palestiniana

O presidente da Turquia disse este domingo que o seu país planeia abrir uma embaixada em Jerusalém Oriental como capital de um futuro Estado palestiniano, depois dos Estados Unidos terem reconhecido Jerusalém como capital do Estado de Israel. “Já declarámos Jerusalém Oriental como a capital do Estado palestiniano, mas não conseguimos abrir a nossa embaixada, […]

Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between the two countries. The report, commissioned by the Rwandan government and conducted by a Washington law firm, alleges that French military forces trained their Rwandan counterparts, […]

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA – Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial […]

Pakistan senators reject raising marriage age as ‘un-Islamic’

Pakistan senators reject raising marriage age as ‘un-Islamic’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani senators have rejected a bid to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 16 to 18, a senator told AFP, declaring it “un-Islamic” in a decision condemned by human rights activists. The senate body tasked with examining the amendment decided against it unanimously earlier this week, government senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi told AFP […]

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

[…]“Using the institutions of the state that they control — primarily the judiciary — they are sending a message to Rouhani and his supporters that they are in control of the political system,” Hashemi said. “And that they will oppose his attempts to engage with the Western world and promote more freedoms at home.” […]