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In Turkey, the state resorts to censorship majeure
Rocked by a devastating earthquake, citizens in Turkey now have to also deal with censorship measures imposed by the state amid an outcry of public criticism.
Azerbaijan evacuates its embassy staff after deadly attack in Tehran
A gunman stormed the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran, Iran's capital city. This is the latest attack on the country's diplomatic missions abroad.
Trinidad & Tobago's calypsonian Black Stalin, the quintessential ‘Caribbean Man,’ dies at 81
A fiercely independent thinker and lyricist, throughout his long and vibrant career Stalin always managed to put a highly original, intelligent spin on the issues of the day.
Police in Azerbaijan detain protesters on the day of activist's trial
On December 23, as an appeals court in Baku ruled to keep Hajiyev behind bars, a group of supporters attempted to stage a protest in support of Hajiyev.
Former president of Georgia facing health problems
Despite treatments at the medical facility since May, Imprisoned former president's health continued to deteriorate medical reports say.
In Turkey, local court hands popular mayor a jail sentence
The court's decision is largely viewed as the ruling party's attempt to sideline any potential competition ahead of the general election in June 2023.
In Turkey, a child bride scandal puts religious cults in the spotlight
According to the news reports, one of the members of the brotherhood, married his 6 year old daughter to a man aged 29, eighteen years ago.
Istanbul's Uyghur community protest outside the Chinese Consulate despite the cost of reprisals
Today's demonstration comes at a great risk amid fears of retribution for the members of the Uyghur community living in Turkey.
China’s zero-COVID policy sparks rare country-wide protests
"...I am the one who jumped from the highrise; I am the victim trapped in the fire. If I am not there yet, I will be the next one."
Rare street protests across China: Is Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy turning people against their government?
Frustration with Xi Jinping's heavily enforced policy of 'Zero-COVID' has turned Chinese people against their government in unprecedented street demonstration now affecting all main cities in a heavily-policed state
Trinidad & Tobago placed under a ‘weather emergency’ alert
The wet season, which typically runs from June to December, has been a particularly active one this year; citizens are being encouraged to stay indoors under “very threatening circumstances.”
With the US intervention, Kosovo and Serbia resolve the car license plate dispute
Kosovo and Serbia find the common language on the car license plate issue, as the US intervened in the EU-mediated negotiations, welcome news against a backdrop of warmongering disinformation
Car license plates bring fresh tensions between Kosovo and Serbia as EU mediation fails
Kosovo wants the Serb minority to abandon their Serbian-issued car license plates, at a time when Serbia does not recognize Kosovo's independence.
‘Global South’ countries declare COP27 a case of climate inaction
With just one day left in the global conference, there still has not been the establishment of a Loss and Damage funding facility as developed nations tiptoe around the agenda item.
Turkey throttles internet access following deadly explosion in Istanbul
"Those who impose a broadcast ban, supposedly so that the public does not panic, are scaring everyone more by suppressing all the media."
Egypt faces a human rights crisis as COP27 begins
COP27's agenda is at risk of being detailed by the host nation's deteriorating human rights record and crackdown on civic space.
Activists speculate on Elon Musk's foreign influence after proposing Ukraine and Taiwan peace deals
Speculation about Elon Musk’s ties with Beijing and the Kremlin have been boiling on Twitter after the world's richest man proposed peace plans for the Ukraine-Russia and Taiwan-China conflicts.
Armenia and Azerbaijan recognize each other's territorial integrity
The peace talks were mediated by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and French president Emanuel Macron.
‘Explainer,’ Trinidad & Tobago's ‘calypso messenger,’ passes on
The prolific calypsonian, who passed away on October 7, was “affectionately dubbed 'the messenger', because he composed songs which expressed the ills of society and the oppression of the poor man.”
Schools close as lingering weather system continues to affect Trinidad & Tobago
With the country's Riverine Flood Alert advisory upgraded to Orange Level, and one of Trinidad's major waterways bursting its banks, the late notice of school closure had many citizens upset.
Women in Turkey stand in solidarity with women of Iran
In Turkey where women’s rights keep deteriorating, the murder of Mahsa Amini hits close to home. Women from across all walks of life express solidarity with the protests in Iran.