Kenya and Haiti sign agreements to try and salvage plan to deploy Kenyan police to battle gangs

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya and Haiti signed agreements Friday to try to salvage a plan for the African country to deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean country to help combating gang violence which has risen to unprecedented heights. Kenya agreed in October to lead a UN-authorized international police force to Haiti, but … Read more

Prince Harry not unfairly stripped of UK security detail after US move, judge rules

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry was not wrongfully stripped of his state-funded security detail during visits to Britain after giving up his status as a working member of the royal family and moving to the US, a London judge ruled on Wednesday. Judge Peter Lane said in the High Court that the decision to grant … Read more

Prominent Russian human rights activist Oleg Orlov gets 2 1/2 years in prison for criticizing war

a experienced human rights activist who criticized the war in Ukraine was convicted by a Moscow court on Tuesday of “repeatedly discrediting” the Russian military and sentenced to 2½ years in prison. Oleg Orlov, 70, co-chairman of the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize human rights group Memorial had dismissed the case against him as … Read more

Majority of countries argue Israel violated international law in last historic hearing at UN court

THE HAGUE (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Monday concluded a historic proceeding over the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of land sought by Palestinians for a future state, with the majority of voices at the hearing speaking out against the Israeli government. Over six days, the International Court of Justice heard from … Read more

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of blocking aid to Palestinians

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel has failed to comply with a United Nations Supreme Court order to provide urgently needed aid to desperate people in the Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said Monday, a month after a landmark ruling in the Gaza Strip. The Hague ordered Israel to moderate its war. In a preliminary … Read more

Shamima Begum, IS bride, loses appeal over UK citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State lost her appeal Friday against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenshipwith judges saying it was not up to them to decide whether it was “harsh” to do so. Shamima Begum, now 24, was 15 when she … Read more

IS bride stuck in Syrian refugee camp loses her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship

A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State has lost her appeal against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenship. By means of PAN PYLAS Associated Press February 23, 2024, 5:33 AM ET • 4 minutes reading LONDON — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager … Read more

Hungary’s Orbán gives his nod to Sweden’s NATO bid – POLITICO

“Given the indications of the Hungarian government, I would not approve further cooperation with Hungary in the field of military equipment,” he said. ‘Very childish’ Bringing the Swedish prime minister to Budapest was likely a boost for Orbán, said Márton Tompos, a Hungarian lawmaker from the opposition Momentum Movement. “We shouldn’t underestimate the ego part,” … Read more

Afghanistan: Taliban carry out double public execution at stadium

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban carried out a double public execution Thursday at a stadium in the country’s southeast, where relatives of stab death victims fired weapons at two convicted men as thousands of people watched. The Taliban Supreme Court ruled that the two men were responsible for the stabbing deaths of two … Read more

The Taliban carry out a double public execution at a stadium in southeastern Afghanistan

The Taliban carried out a double public execution at a stadium in southeastern Afghanistan as thousands watched the killing of two convicted men as their victims’ relatives fired gunshots. February 22, 2024, 3:58 AM ET • 2 minutes reading GHAZNI, Afghanistan – The Taliban carried out a double public execution Thursday at a stadium in … Read more