Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence

Religious violence erupts after photo widely circulated on social media shows the Quran placed on the knee of a Hindu deity. Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalised following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religiousContinue reading “Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence”

Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid

Hundreds of people gathered in central Madrid on Saturday to call for better protection for LGBT rights after a series of homophobic attacks that have shocked Spain in recent months. People waved rainbow flags and carried banners reading: “justice”, “touch one of us, touch us all”, “we are being killed”. “We are here to protestContinue reading “Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid”

Russians Fined for Protest in Support of Afghan Women

Russia has fined two activists for organizing a demonstration in support of Afghan women who face an uncertain future after the Taliban returned to power in the country, a court said Friday. The two activists, Artemy Pityukov and Ksenia Bezdenezhnykh, were fined 200,000 rubles ($2,670) each for “violating public order”, a spokeswoman for the PresnenskyContinue reading “Russians Fined for Protest in Support of Afghan Women”

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes

The violence is one of the worst since the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict in May. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli Border Police solider were among those critically injured. Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas sites in Gaza late on Saturday following clashes between Palestinians and border troops that left dozens wounded. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli BorderContinue reading “Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes”

Protests in Pakistan erupt against China’s belt and road plan

Demonstrations shut down Gwadar, where Chinese are blamed for lack of water and electricity and threat to local fishing Protests have erupted in Pakistan’s port city Gwadar against a severe shortage of water and electricity and threats to livelihoods, part of a growing backlash against China’s multibillion-dollar belt and road projects in the country. ThisContinue reading “Protests in Pakistan erupt against China’s belt and road plan”

Pakistani forces clash with Afghan protesters at border crossing

Disturbances break out after 56-year-old Afghan dies of heart attack while waiting in the dusty heat to enter Afghanistan. Pakistani forces have clashed with hundreds of Afghans stranded on Pakistan’s side of a commercially vital border crossing with Afghanistan after its closure by the Taliban, Pakistani security officials say. The disturbances broke out on ThursdayContinue reading “Pakistani forces clash with Afghan protesters at border crossing”

Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital

Benjamin Glynn called the charges against him in Singapore “disgusting.” The trial of a British expat in Singapore who provoked national outrage for repeatedly refusing to wear protective face masks in the tightly-controlled city state opened on Thursday with a tense hearing in which he called the charges “preposterous” and “disgusting.” Benjamin Glynn made headlinesContinue reading “Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital”

Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies

Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, 17, who suffered gunshot wounds during Friday’s protests, died in hospital, the Palestinian health ministry says. A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a protest over illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said on Saturday. Seventeen-year-old Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, who suffered gunshot wounds,Continue reading “Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies”

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Hungarian law on LGBTQ issues triggers conflict with EU PM Orban portrays law as fight to protect Christian values Rally organisers say law seeks to intimidate LGBTQ people U.S., British, German, other embassies back Pride Festival Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against aContinue reading “Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law”

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