Media Coverage

1/23/2020

Lebanon has formed a new government, its presidency announced after Hezbollah and its allies clinched a deal on a cabinet that is now tasked with tackling the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

The country has been without an effective government since caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in October last year under pressure from protests against state corruption and mismanagement.

1/23/2020

World leaders are attending a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

More than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered there by the Nazis during World War II.

Opening the event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Israel's president warned that anti-Semitism and racism continued to be a "malignant disease."

1/23/2020

THE HAGUE/COX’S BAZAAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes.

1/23/2020

Guatemala City - In an apparent effort to crack down on corruption, Guatemalan authorities have started to arrest officials who lost their immunity from prosecution this week when a new administration took office.

Police, armed with arrest warrants for eight high-level officials, executed 14 search warrants between Wednesday and Thursday. A former congresswoman and a former mayor were arrested. The other six were not located.

1/23/2020

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be arrested if he attempts to return to the country, a minister has told the BBC.

Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou said he would like to prosecute Mr Jammeh himself over his "brutal" rule.

Mr Jammeh has expressed his desire to return home and his supporters say arresting him will lead to "bloodshed."

1/21/2020

Protesters blocked several main roads across Lebanon on Friday as unprecedented demonstrations against a political elite accused of corruption and incompetence entered their fourth month. 

The protest movement rocking Lebanon since October 17 has resurged this week, over delays in forming a new cabinet to address the country's growing economic crisis.

1/21/2020

World powers held a high stakes summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss the way forward to end the conflict in Libya.

Leaders and officials from Turkey, Russia, Egypt, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States attended the gathering in the German capital, while representatives from the UAE, Algeria, China, the Republic of the Congo, the United Nations, European Union, and African Union were also present.

1/21/2020

Sri Lanka's president has acknowledged for the first time that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the country's civil war are dead.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the remark in a meeting with a UN envoy in the capital, Colombo.

Steps would be taken to issue death certificates for those missing, a statement from his office said.

1/21/2020

Colombian police say they have foiled an attempt to assassinate the former head of the now demobilised Farc rebels, Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, better known as Timochenko.

Police said two would-be assassins were intercepted on a road in the west of Colombia on Saturday and killed. Dissident rebels had ordered Timochenko killed, police said. 

1/21/2020

In a keynote address during the subregional launch of the United Nations Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, held at the University of Pretoria on December 9, former South African Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs made a compelling case for the African conception of restorative justice as an important contribution that we, as Africans, can make to the world. 

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