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Navalny enters prison in eastern Moscow
The Kremlin’s main opponent, Alexei Navalny, arrived this Sunday in an area about 200 kilometers east of Moscow to be transferred to a penal colony where he will serve his sentence, a public body said. “Alexeï Navalny arrived at an establishment of Russian prison services in the Vladimir region to
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18 Deaths Reported in Bloodiest Day of Myanmar Coup Protests
Security forces in Myanmar fired on protesters on Sunday, killing at least 18 people and leaving more than 30 others injured in the deadliest day of demonstrations since the February 1 military coup, according to the U.N. human rights office. “Throughout the day, in several locations throughout the country, police
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Laos Issues New Decree on Dams Aimed at Minimizing Harm
BANGKOK – The government of Laos issued new guidelines for managing hydropower dams aimed at minimizing water shortages and flooding, state media reported on Thursday, amid debate on how its hydropower boom has altered the vital Mekong River. The new decree, effective March 4, requires all hydropower operators to notify
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Israel admits Iran is responsible for the explosion that hit its ship
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said today that Iran may be responsible for the blast that hit an Israeli ship this week in the Gulf of Oman. MV Helios Ray, an Israeli ship carrying vehicles, was heading from Dammam, a port city in eastern Saudi Arabia, to Singapore, at the
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Russian authorities guarantee Navalny security in prison transfer
Russian prison services say they guarantee the safety of the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, and confirmed today that he has been transferred to the prison where he will serve two and a half years in prison. “I guarantee that there is no threat to physical integrity (from Alexei Navalny),” said
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What’s going on in Cafunfo?
Earlier this week, several Angolan Catholic bishops denounced a “serious massacre” in Cafunfo, a city in northeastern Angola, in the Lunda region. According to reports shared on social media, Angolan forces fired on unarmed protesters who belonged to the Lunda Tchokwe Portuguese Protectorate Movement (MPPLT), causing 15 deaths and 10
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Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control
Myanmar’s military has seized power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders. Troops are patrolling streets in major cities and communications are limited. The top army commander is now in charge and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, army TV announced. The move follows
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Navalny’s wife amongst 3,000 supporters detained as police close central Moscow
Alexei Navalny’s wife has been detained along with 3,000 others as protesters across Russia demanded the release of the jailed opposition politician. Yulia Navalnaya joined a rally in Moscow – where police sealed off pedestrian access in areas and shut down metro stations – where she counted among the 500 detained. Rallies are
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Central African Republic declares emergency as rebels surround Bangui
The Central African Republic (CAR) has declared a state of emergency as the army and UN forces try to repel advancing rebel groups who want to overthrow the government. The anti-government fighters, who now control two-thirds of the country, have surrounded the capital, Bangui. The UN envoy to CAR has
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Is Algeria once again confronted with the threat of terrorism?
Across Algeria, a growing number of attacks, arrests and weapons have come to light, indicating a possible resurgence in jihadist activity in the country; a chapter from the 1990s that many hoped would stay closed. At dawn on 14 January, a group of hunters from the town of Bir El
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4 soldiers killed in terrorist attack in southwest Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — Four soldiers were killed and five others injured in a blast of an improvised explosive device in Sibi district of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, intelligence sources said on Thursday. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon. After the explosion, personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps cleared
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