Tag Archives: Asia

22Jan/17

Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes in East Jerusalem

Israel, whose right-wing sees Trump as supportive of settlements, approves hundreds of housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements. PM Netanyahu says will speak with Trump on Sunday. Continue reading

15Jan/17

Threat of arrest looms over Samsung boss

South Korea’s special prosecutor delays until Monday (January 16) a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

13Jan/17

Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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03Jul/15

Rockets land in Israel, Egypt’s IS affiliate claims responsibility

ESHKOL, ISRAEL (JULY 3, 2015) (ISRAELI POLICE HANDOUT) – Militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday (July 3) in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.
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24Jun/15

Pakistan heat wave deaths reach 780

The head of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says nearly 800 people have died in Karachi’s heat wave, with around 2000 people being taken to hospital daily.

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