The news agency Reuters survey in France based on police records reveals that fines, and higher fines, are imposed on ethnic minorities, which shows traces of discrimination and even veiled racism. The news agency had to correlate data collected from the police records with census data because in France police do not
Al Jazeera has on Tuesday submitted a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to investigate the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli security forces during a raid at Jenin, the refugee camp in the West Bank in May this year, and prosecute the perpetrators of the crime. The Al Jazeera channel
Coming from a prime minister of a European country, which is also awaiting membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Sanna Marin in a speech in Australia made the devastating admission that Europe is weak and it needed the United States. Speaking at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Friday, she said,
It would seem that Chinese authorities have responded to the protests about the Covid-19 restrictions in some of the major cities because of zero-Covid 19 policy of the government. People did not only feel choked by the quarantine and testing requirements, but also by the economic disruption it had caused
The West’s sanctions against Russia is a complicated turn when G7, European Union and Australia had agreed to impose a price cap on Russian sea-borne oil at $60 per barrel on Friday, taking the sanctions into a convoluted mode. Poland wanted a price cap which was 5 per cent lesser than the market price but it had joined in the collective decision.
In the Arabian peninsula, people for centuries had adapted themselves to the habitat and its resources. So, when the countries in the region modernised, they did not leave behind the mindset of being mindful of the environment.
Lebanon’s political watchers know that the failure of Lebanese legislators to choose a president after eight rounds is nothing unusual. Michel Aoun, who stepped down at the end of October, was chosen president in 2016 after 45 rounds and that it took two years to do so. The election of the president becomes crucial because the
The death of Jiang Zemin, who was China’s top communist as well as president of the country for a decade and more, died at the age of 96 on Wednesday. He came to power a little before the Tiananmen Square protests by students and the harsh crackdown that followed in 1989 and when he handed over power to the quiet and