May 24, 2017

Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict: UNICEF

Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa threaten the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, the United Nation’s children agency said in a report Wednesday. From cholera in Yemen to attacks on hospitals ...

/ May 10, 2017

U.S. Senate Republican leader opposes new Russia investigation

The U.S. Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday he did not support any additional investigation into whether Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. election, saying as he opened the Senate that it would “impede” probes already under way. But the chamber’s Democratic ...

Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

/ May 10, 2017

Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

The niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Tuesday that she’s leaving political life, at least temporarily, citing “personal and political reasons.” Marion Marechal-Le Pen had been seen as a rising star of the nationalist and anti-immigration National Front party. ...

U.N. rights envoy was followed in China, sources intimidated

May 3, 2017

U.N. rights envoy was followed in China, sources intimidated

A U.N. representative on human rights said that he was followed by security officers in disguise during an official trip to China and that some activists he met with may have suffered intimidation and retaliation. Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur for extreme poverty ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister

China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei’s defense minister said Monday. The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at ...