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

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

Disney set to lose Florida special tax status after LGBTQ law dispute

Bill passed by lawmakers now awaits governor’s approval Disney set to lose benefit of special tax status Disney condemned law limiting school discussion of LGBTQ issues Disney a big political donor in Florida April 21 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) is set to lose its special tax status in Florida after legislators there passed … Read more

Opponents of France’s far-right protest as the election campaign enters last week

PARIS, April 16 (Reuters) – Thousands of anti-far-right protesters marched across France on Saturday as opponents of presidential candidate Marine Le Pen seek to form a united front to prevent her winning the second round of elections against incumbent President Emmanuel Macron on April 24. Police have warned of possible incidents as protesters gather in … Read more