Media Coverage

7/28/2020

Lebanon re-imposed severe COVID-19 restrictions on Monday for the next two weeks, shutting down places of worship, cinemas, bars, nightclubs, sporting events, and popular markets after a sharp rise in infections.

Shops, private companies, banks, and educational institutions would be permitted to stay open, but only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a near-total lockdown in place from Thursday, July 30, through Monday, August 10.

7/28/2020

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a motion to seize a USD $3.5 million mansion from Yahya Jammeh, the former strongman of the Gambia, just one of 281 known properties registered in his name or in which he holds shares.

The mansion was purchased through a trust set up in his daughter’s name, Mariam, using millions of U.S. dollars embezzled from the Gambia’s public funds and through business bribes, according to the complaint.

7/28/2020

The International Criminal Court (ICC) marked the Day of International Criminal Justice on July 17. Commemorations this year focus on the theme of resilience in crisis and conflict. Amidst the global pandemic, gross violations of human rights continue to unfold across the world; there is an outcry for justice. In opening a dialogue on resilience, the court invites those seeking to build a more just world to engage with the ICC and each other, sharing messages and stories of strength, hope, and human dignity.

7/28/2020

The United Nations (UN) documented almost 3,500 civilian casualties in Afghanistan during the first half of 2020, a slight decrease on the year but still a worrying figure given that an agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban took effect early this year designed to bring a “significant” reduction in violence. The mid-year report released Monday by the UN mission in Afghanistan blames Taliban militants for 43 percent of the civilian casualties and warns the war remains one of the deadliest in the world.

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