Thousands of Tunisians demonstrate against the president and demand a democratic return

One of the biggest protests against Saied in months The president prepares a new constitution Saied’s opponents call his moves a coup TUNIS, May 15 (Reuters) – Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated against President Kais Saied on Sunday, demanding a return to normal democratic order and rejecting his replacement of the independent electoral commission with a … Read more

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) – Spreading protests across Iran over cuts in state food subsidies have turned political with slogans calling on top leaders to quit, according to social media posts , and unconfirmed reports indicate that at least four protesters were killed. . Protests began in some cities last week, sparked by the government’s … Read more

At the mercy of zealous residential committees, the frustration of Shanghai’s locked vents

SHANGHAI, May 12 (Reuters) – Elizabeth Liu and her husband were elated last week to leave their residential complex in Shanghai for the first time in more than a month. All but one of the buildings in the compound had just been reclassified as low risk after 14 days with no COVID cases. “My husband … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

NAIROBI, May 10 (Reuters) – A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also filed against Meta’s local outsourcing company, Sama, alleges that workers who moderate Facebook posts in Kenya have been … Read more

Shanghai tightens lockdown to achieve zero COVID goal by end of May

SHANGHAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Shanghai is tightening its already strict COVID-19 lockdown in a new effort to eliminate infections outside quarantine zones in China’s biggest city by the end of the month, officials said. people close to the file. Curbs will likely vary across the city’s 16 districts as some have already hit the … Read more

Shanghai residents turn to NFTs to save COVID lockdown and fight censorship

HONG KONG, May 4 (Reuters) – Shanghai residents are turning to blockchain to preserve memories of the city’s month-long COVID-19 lockdown, smashing videos, photos and artwork capturing their ordeal as non-fungible tokens to ensure they can be shared and avoid deletion. Unable to leave their homes for weeks at a stretch, many of the city’s … Read more

The Bahamas tourist hub is seeing an increase in the smuggling of migrants by boat to the United States

CORAL HARBOUR, Bahamas, April 29 (Reuters) – Patrol boats piloted by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force depart from a former luxury hotel each day as the archipelago nation struggles to control rising number of migrants attempting to reach the United States. often rickety and overloaded boats. An increasingly popular hub for smugglers is the Bimini … Read more

Hong Kong student jailed for five years under national security law

Chinese and Hong Kong flags are pictured outside a mall, ahead of the Chinese National Day, in Hong Kong, China. September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court on Friday increased a jail sentence to five years, in line … Read more

Singapore Executes Malaysian for Drug Trafficking After Rejecting Mental Disability Appeal

People take part in a vigil ahead of the scheduled execution of Malaysian drug trafficker Nagaenthran Dharmalingam outside the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Hasnoor Hussain Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nagaenthran Dharmalingam had been on death row for over a decade Brother confirmed his execution … Read more