Media Coverage

1/16/2020

Meetings attended by warring factions after truce came into force raised hopes for revival of the political process. Talks in Russia aimed at agreeing on an unconditional and open-ended ceasefire in Libya failed to achieve a breakthrough on Monday and have been adjourned for the night.

The head of the UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, signed a draft ceasefire agreement, while Khalifa Haftar - commander of the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) - requested more time to consider it.

1/16/2020

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the Basque Country to demand prisoners linked to the former armed separatist group ETA be transferred to jails closer to the northern Spanish region.

Some 65,000 people marched through the streets of Bilbao, the region's most populous city, calling for prisoners dispersed in jails across Spain to be moved nearer to home and for an amnesty, according to municipal police.

1/16/2020

Hours after lawyer Jude Sabio announced he was withdrawing the communication against the Philippine drug war that he filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ICC Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) said late Tuesday any communication filed with their office “cannot be withdrawn.”

Responding to an email inquiry, the ICC Prosecutor News Desk explained it was not possible to withdraw any communication filed with them because they have an obligation to register whatever they receive, under their own rules.

1/16/2020

Women are using their noses and other simple tools to find missing loved ones, discouraged by what they say is official indifference.

Mexico says more than 61,000 people have gone missing as rising violence grips the country, a figure 50 percent higher than the government's previous estimate.

Faced with what they say is official indifference, a group of women has banded together to use every rudimentary tool at their disposal to find the bodies of their missing loved ones.

Al Jazeera's John Holman spent a day with the Warrior Hounds in Sinaloa, northern Mexico.

1/16/2020

The Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk, stressed that realization of peace is the top priority of his government in the transitional period, affirming that the December Revolution had erupted to put an end to the people's suffering.

Addressing a mass rally in Kauda, South Kordofan State, Dr. Hamdok said that the main pillars of peace depend on addressing the root causes of the crisis, which is based on citizenship, multi cultures, respect for the other and broad participation in the peace-making, especially among women and youth.

1/16/2020

Victims of the Nepal Civil War have criticised and voiced their discontent over the government’s decision to revive the transitional justice process this week. The latest move made by the government’s recommendation committee pledged to recruit members for two transitional process committees – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), reported Al Jazeera.

1/13/2020

Wulai Rahou, Taiwan  In Wulai Rahou, a small community 90 minutes' drive outside Taiwan's capital, the campaign for Saturday's election is in full swing and banners advertising half a dozen different candidates dot the hilly road.

Many of the candidates are dressed in the colourful clothing associated with the island’s 16 recognised Austronesian-speaking indigenous groups.

1/13/2020

Ten years ago a massive earthquake struck Haiti, transforming capital city Port-au-Prince into a nightmare in seconds. The devastating force of the 7.0 quake on January 12, 2010, split the country's history into a before, and an after. Before had been a long, tangled history of dictatorship, occupation and resistance, shot through with the pride of a slave revolution that defeated Napoleon Bonaparte's army. After was unimaginable  a blank slate.

1/13/2020

Less than a day after Iran finally acknowledged that its armed forces unintentionally brought down a Ukrainian jetliner, Iranian authorities' admission of the "unforgivable mistake" has had major reverberations — both in Iran's capital, Tehran, where demonstrators crowded local universities Saturday, and around a stunned world.

1/13/2020

Former Ivory Coast political leader Charles Blé Goudé said Monday he had been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison by an Ivorian court over murder, rape and torture charges.

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