Malaysia reopens probe into kidnapping of Shia activist, pastor

Malaysia reopens probe into kidnapping of Shia activist, pastor

Putrajaya, Malaysia - Malaysia's government has set up a special taskforce to reinvestigate the kidnappings of two activists - Amri Che Mat and Raymond Koh - after the country's human rights commission blamed the police's intelligence branch for the abductions. Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin told reporters on Wednesday that the government established the taskforce because of the seriousness of…
Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government. The landmark agreement signed on Saturday in the capital Khartoum came after a long period of negotiations following the overthrow of longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir in the wake…
Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India’s opposition Congress

Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India’s opposition Congress

Rahul Gandhi has stepped down as president of the main opposition Indian National Congress party, taking responsibility for its second-straight landslide defeat in India's national elections. The right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, returned to power after winning more than 302 of the 543 parliamentary seats in May. "Accountability is critical for the future…
‘Time to act’: UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe

‘Time to act’: UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe

Geneva, Switzerland - A United Nations rights expert has criticised UN "paralysis" for preventing accountability for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of failing to act. In a harsh statement on Wednesday, Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said ignoring the targeted killing will put the protection of free…
Kushner: Arab Peace Initiative no basis for Israel-Palestine deal

Kushner: Arab Peace Initiative no basis for Israel-Palestine deal

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said it will not be possible to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a deal "along the lines of the Arab Peace Initiative". Kushner made the comments during an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera shortly before his departure for a Washington-sponsored "workshop" in Bahrain's capital, Manama, where officials and…
Israel arrests Palestinian minister in Jerusalem

Israel arrests Palestinian minister in Jerusalem

Israel has detained and questioned the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, Israeli police have said. Palestine's Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained for "activities in Jerusalem", Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told AFP on Sunday. Palestinian media reported that Israeli police had arrested al-Hadami from his home in Jerusalem in the early hours…
Trade war escalation averted as US-China agree to resume talks

Trade war escalation averted as US-China agree to resume talks

Osaka, Japan - As this year's G20 summit closed on Saturday, United States President Donald Trump agreed to hold off on an escalation in his trade dispute with China and to resume bilateral talks, potentially giving the world economy a reprieve. But there was no agreement to comprehensively roll back the punitive tariffs that the…
Dutch queen derided over MBS meeting: ‘Silence equals complicity’

Dutch queen derided over MBS meeting: ‘Silence equals complicity’

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is facing a barrage of criticism over a meeting she had with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Momammed bin Salman during the G20 summit in Japan. Agnes Callamard, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions, who has been investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accused Maxima of complicity by…
UAE reduces military forces in Yemen amid Gulf tensions: report

UAE reduces military forces in Yemen amid Gulf tensions: report

The United Arab Emirates is scaling back its military presence in Yemen as US-Iran tensions threaten security closer to home, a news report says. The UAE - a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen - has pulled troops from the southern port of Aden and its western coast where it has built up and armed…
Sea-Watch stand off: Situation ‘incredibly tense’, captain warns

Sea-Watch stand off: Situation ‘incredibly tense’, captain warns

Dozens of stranded people on board a rescue ship that is prevented by Italy from docking on its shores are getting increasingly "frustrated", the vessel's captain has said, warning of an "incredibly tense" situation. The Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, operated by German charity Sea-Watch, has been at sea for more than two weeks. On Wednesday, it defied Rome's orders…

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