Media Coverage

1/12/2021

Nepal’s top court began hearings on Wednesday on petitions challenging Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s sudden decision to dissolve parliament, as protesters against his move marched nearby.

1/5/2021

Venezuela's ruling socialist party on Tuesday will install a congress controlled by allies of President Nicolás Maduro, a change in control that many Western nations have assailed as the product of a fraudulent election.

The country's opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, who has served as speaker of parliament since 2019, will seat a committee of legislators intended to rival the socialist-held National Assembly after the opposition boycotted legislative elections held on December 6.

1/5/2021

The Bosnian state court discontinued proceedings against Milorad Krunic, who was accused of committing crimes against humanity in the Sanski Most area in 1992, because he has died.

“In the case against Milorad Krunic, the court has rendered a decision to discontinue the criminal proceedings against him due to the defendant’s death,” the state court announced.

Interpol issued a "red notice' for the arrest Krunic, who had citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, in October 2020 after he failed to appear for a plea hearing in August.

1/5/2021

Afghan government representatives and Taliban officials are set to resume peace talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, aimed at ending decades of conflict, even as journalists and opponents have been killed amid a surge in violence.

A road map for post-war Afghanistan and a nationwide ceasefire are part of the agenda of Tuesday’s talks. The first round of talks, which kicked off in September, ended last month after the rivals agreed on procedural rules.

1/5/2021

Lebanon announced a full lockdown for three weeks, including a night curfew, to stem a rise in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals in a country already facing financial meltdown.

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan said the lockdown would start on Thursday and run until February 1, with further details on Tuesday on which sectors would be exempt. The lockdown will include a curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Lebanon registered 2,870 new infections on Sunday, bringing its total to 189,278 cases and 1,486 deaths since February 21.

1/5/2021

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera was reelected in the first round of the December 27 election with 53.9 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced Monday, delivering results that must be officially validated by the constitutional court after possible appeals.

In a field of 15 contenders, the runner-up was former Prime Minister Anicet Georges Dologuele, who scored 21.01 percent. Dologuele immediately cried foul, telling AFP, "It's a farce. There were many irregularities and instances of fraud."

12/17/2020

Two former Lebanese ministers, Ghazi Zaiter and Ali Hassan Khalil, have refused to appear before Lebanon’s judicial investigator as part of criminal proceedings following the Beirut explosion.

12/17/2020

Defense lawyers of recently resigned Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and three other former guerrilla fighters turned politicians accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity argued at a status conference at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers on Thursday that the prosecution is trying to restrict the defense’s ability to prepare for the trial.

12/17/2020

Defense lawyers of recently resigned Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and three other former guerrilla fighters turned politicians accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity argued at a status conference at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers on Thursday that the prosecution is trying to restrict the defense’s ability to prepare for the trial.

12/17/2020

The top US general held unannounced talks with Taliban peace negotiators in the Persian Gulf to urge a reduction in violence across Afghanistan, even as senior American officials in Kabul warned that stepped-up Taliban attacks endanger the militant group’s nascent peace negotiations with the Afghan government.

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