Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman moves home after surgery

Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman was transferred home after a successful operation. Foreign news agency Reports According to the report, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman of the Gulf state of Saudi Arabia was transferred to the hospital a few days ago after feeling pain in his appendix. Prince Muhammad bin Salman was taken […]

Live Updates: Sprawling Winter Storm Moves to the Northeast

Here’s what you need to know: Video A major winter storm hit a large part of the United States, delivering heavy snowfall and causing power outages in many cities as temperatures plunged below freezing.CreditCredit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Millions of people in the United States were without power early Tuesday after a deadly […]

New arrests in Myanmar, as US moves to sanction coup leaders

One of removed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s closest aides was detained overnight in a new wave of arrests following last week’s military coup, according to an official from her party, as US President Joe Biden announced new sanctions on the generals who seized power on February 1. Kyaw Tint Swe was the minister […]

Denmark moves forward on North Sea ‘energy island’

The largest construction project in the history of Denmark will be majority-owned by the Danish government. Denmark says it has approved plans to build an artificial island in the North Sea that could generate wind power for at least three million households. Parliament in June adopted a political environmental framework aimed at reducing the country’s […]

Virginia, Shifting Left Fast, Moves to Abolish Death Penalty

Since taking control of the state Legislature in 2019, Virginia Democrats have enacted a run of progressive laws — on gun control, abortion access and the removal of Confederate monuments. Now Virginia is poised to become the first state in the South to abolish the death penalty, a sign of ascendant liberal political power in […]

US moves carrier from Gulf in a sign of ebbing tensions with Iran

The USS Nimitz carrier has been pulled out of the region potentially easing heightened tensions with Tehran. US President Joe Biden’s administration has pulled an aircraft carrier out of the Gulf in a move to potentially ease tensions with Iran, which had soared under former President Donald Trump. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday […]

Biden’s immigration moves could help heal a nation

Joe Biden has chosen to spend a large amount of his early administration’s political capital on reforming immigration policy. Just look at a couple of the US president’s executive orders. On January 20, the day of his inauguration, Biden ordered the termination of Trump’s prized US-Mexico border wall. The same day, he revoked a Trump […]

Biden Moves to End Justice Contracts with Private Prisons

WASHINGTON — President Biden signed executive orders on Tuesday to end Justice Department contracts with private prisons and increase the government’s enforcement of a law meant to combat discrimination in the housing market, part of the new administration’s continued focus on racial equity. Mr. Biden also signed orders that make it the federal government’s policy […]

US moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

The military trial to begin for three men held at the Guantanamo Bay, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia. The Pentagon announced on Thursday plans to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the United States’ base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in […]

Biden moves to have US rejoin Paris Accord, halt Arctic leasing

Hours after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden took steps to undo some of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies. United States President Joe Biden took steps to return the US to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change on Wednesday, the centrepiece of a raft of […]

Parler moves to hosting service owned by Russians after ban

Parler was dropped by big tech companies after it was used by members to incite violence at the US Capitol. It is now relying on a hosting service owned by two Russians. Parler, the social network popular with the alt-right and conspiracy theorists, reappeared with the help of a Russian-owned web security service as the […]

‘Apartheid state’: Israel moves to rein in rights groups

Groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” will be banned from lecturing at schools, Israel’s education minister has said. The move targets one of Israel’s leading human rights groups B’Tselem after it began describing Israel and its control of the occupied Palestinian territories as a single apartheid system. Late on Sunday, Israel’s Education Minister Yoav […]

Pakistan top court moves to hear #MeToo case against singer Zafar

Activists and lawyers have hailed a recent move by Pakistan’s top court to hear on merit a high-profile sexual harassment case that launched the country’s #MeToo movement, caused a stir on social media, and polarised public opinion. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court agreed to deliberate on whether prominent singer and actress Meesha Shafi’s allegations […]

Mexico moves to create world’s largest legal cannabis market

The reforms would allow the legal cultivation of marijuana on Mexican soil after decades of violence between drug cartels and authorities. Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest legal cannabis market in the Latin American country. […]

Dow opens down 250 points after Big Tech moves to muzzle Trump

Shares in Big Tech firms like Twitter that have muzzled Trump and some online communities that support him were under pressure on Monday. Investors may have stayed calm in the face of last week’s siege of the United States Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump, but the fallout of the insurrection and concerns […]

Iran Moves to Outlaw Sexual Violence and Harassment of Women

After a decade of deliberation, Iran’s government approved a bill on Sunday that criminalizes violence and sexual misconduct against women and specifies punishments for perpetrators. The decision to move ahead with the bill — which, if approved by the parliament, will be the first law of its kind in Iran’s penal code — comes in […]

China Moves to Punish Lawyers Hired to Help Hong Kong Activists

HONG KONG — The Chinese legal authorities have threatened to revoke the licenses of two lawyers hired to help a group of Hong Kong protesters who were arrested last year while trying to flee to Taiwan by speedboat. Ten of the activists were convicted last week by a court in the mainland Chinese city of […]

Rohingya refugees hope for better life as Bangladesh moves them to remote island

DHAKA: A second group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were on Tuesday taken to an island in the Bay of Bengal to start new lives, despite UN concerns for their welfare. The Bangladeshi navy provided transport for 1,804 Rohingya Muslim refugees — members of an ethnic and religious minority group who have fled violence and persecution […]

Bangladesh moves biggest group of Rohingya to isolated island

BHASHAN: Four Bangladesh navy ships on Tuesday took the second and biggest group of Rohingya Muslims yet from crowded refugee camps to an uncertain future on a bleak island three hours from the mainland.The government insisted that the 1,800 refugees, who have been in camps since fleeing a Myanmar military clampdown, want to start new […]

Bangladesh moves biggest group of Rohingya to isolated island

BHASHAN: Four Bangladesh navy ships on Tuesday took the second and biggest group of Rohingya Muslims yet from crowded refugee camps to an uncertain future on a bleak island three hours from the mainland.The government insisted that the 1,800 refugees, who have been in camps since fleeing a Myanmar military clampdown, want to start new […]

Italy moves to charge Egyptian agents over student killing

Italian prosecutors are seeking answers from four members of Egypt’s security forces over the abduction and murder of an Italian student in Cairo. Giulio Regeni’s brutalised body was found by the side of a deserted road on the outskirts of Egypt’s capital in February 2016, bearing signs of extensive torture. He disappeared nine days earlier […]