Convict-turned-writer Joji Abe dies at 82

National Sep 9, 2019

Convict-turned-writer Joji Abe dies at 82

Ex-convict-turned-writer Joji Abe, known for a bestselling humor-filled novel depicting the lives of inmates, died of pneumonia at his home in Tokyo on Monday, his family said. He was 82. A native of Tokyo, Abe joined a gangster group when he was in junior high ...

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker ends hunger strike in Iran

World Jun 29, 2019

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker ends hunger strike in Iran

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has ended a hunger strike in Tehran designed to push for her release, her husband told the BBC on Saturday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, began the hunger strike roughly two weeks ago. She was arrested ...