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Officials sound alarm as Japan COVID cases hit record highs | Coronavirus pandemic News

The Delta variant, holidays and the Olympics are contributing to the rise in infections, the country’s top adviser warned.Japanese officials are sounding the...

The hanging judge: Dissecting the legacy of Iran’s new president | Opinions

In 1988, from July to September, the Islamic Republic of Iran systemically executed about 5,000 political prisoners, mostly by hanging. The exact number...

China’s Free Trade Mecca

With its beaches, duty-free shopping and booming real estate, could the island of Hainan become China’s new Hong Kong? Source link

Qatar’s emir approves electoral law for first legislative vote | Elections News

Voters in October to select 30 members of the 45-seat Shura Council, tasked, among others, with ‘approving the general policy of the government...

Tunisia: Kais Saied’s anti-corruption war off to a slow start | Tunisia News

Tunis, Tunisia – President Kais Saied’s long-promised war on corruption is not quite the dramatic blank slate that his followers have been...

India’s Kerala state orders lockdown as COVID cases rise | Coronavirus pandemic News

The southern state has an active caseload of some 154,000 infections, 37 percent of India’s total cases.India’s southern state of Kerala has announced...

Taliban surge an ‘existential crisis’ for Afghan gov’t: Watchdog | Conflict News

SIGAR report says Taliban attacks on Afghan targets surged from 6,700 in early 2020 to 13,242 by the end of the year.The Afghan...

SOS: A plea for freedom from the media narrative on Cuba | Politics

In the wake of this month’s protests in Cuba over food and medicine shortages and other complaints, the New York-based magazine Travel +...

Armenia seeks Russian forces on Azerbaijan border amid tensions | Conflict News

PM Nikol Pashinyan says the move would allow border demarcation to be carried out without the risk of military clashes.Armenian Prime Minister Nikol...

German cycling chief sent home from Olympics after racist remarks | Olympics News

Moster was heard using a racist phrase when he urged rider Arndt to catch Algerian rider Lagab and Ghebreigzabhier of Eritrea.The sporting director...

Born Free: Reporting on the front line of elections in Zimbabwe

A local journalist covering Zimbabwe’s 2018 election records people’s hopes for change despite the fear of violence. Source link

‘Thousands of children going hungry’ a year after Beirut blast | Beirut explosion News

Port explosion in Lebanon last year compounded an ongoing economic crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.Hundreds of thousands of children continue to...
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Kakao’s Kim eclipses Samsung heir as South Korea’s richest man | Business and Economy News

Brian Kim, the founder of South Korean messaging giant Kakao Corp., has seen his fortune jump by more than $6 billion this year,...

EV startup Nikola’s founder charged with misleading investors | Automotive Industry News

Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton is in federal custody Thursday, charged with misleading investors about the state of the company, which he left in September. “Trevor Milton is...

COVID plagues Haiti amid political uncertainty | Coronavirus pandemic News

Laying on her side in a sleeveless peach-colored dress, an elderly patient groaned as she gasped for air in one of the Haitian...

Hospitals in Thailand short of beds as COVID cases soar: Ministry | Coronavirus pandemic News

Thailand’s health ministry sounded the alarm about Bangkok’s dire lack of hospital beds and isolation facilities on Thursday as COVID-19 cases and deaths...