A United Nations rapporteur condemned Nigeria’s brutal crackdown on the country’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and urged the African country to stop extrajudicial killings by its security forces.
Life in Kashmir has come to a standstill after New Delhi revoked the article 370 of the Indian constitution, stripping the disputed region of its autonomous status. Lockdown has so far remained largely in place: Colleges and public transportation remain shut, businesses are closed, and people continue to stay inside their houses. India has however decided to re-open some primary and middle schools as part of its attempt to bring back stability to Kashmir.
Twelve prison guards in Bahrain have been charged with physically assaulting inmates, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Peru launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to a region that has suffered rising deforestation from wildcat mining
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has canceled an official trip to Europe over unrest triggered by economic crisis in his home country, vowing to investigate misconduct by security forces following a brutal crackdown on nationwide protests.
The fatal mauling of a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen illustrates the need for North Carolina regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of dangerous animals, animal welfare advocates said Monday.
The US President Donald Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation.
Amnesty International has expressed “grave concerns” over a campaign of suppression by Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifah regime against political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.