A homemade bomb went off in the Iranian city of Zahedan in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province on Friday but a second explosive device apparently intended to cause massive casualties was defused by security forces on the same day.
China’s central bank extended ¥267.4 billion ($39.8 billion) to some commercial banks on Wednesday via its targeted medium-term lending facility (TMLF) as it looks to provide struggling smaller business with a steady stream of affordable financing.
The United Nations’ human rights agency says prominent Bahraini opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman and two of his colleagues have been given life sentences by the regime because of their political viewpoints, while Manama has attempted to portray their case as one of espionage.
Pakistani authorities have condemned a “unilateral” move by the United States to bomb areas inside its territory through a drone strike, saying a Wednesday attack which allegedly targeted militant hideouts would further hurt trust between the two countries.
The might of the law is the best way to end modern-day slavery, by bringing strategic cases to court that can change company practice or government policy, experts seeking to stamp out the problem in corporate supply chains said.