Bangladesh court rejects sedition case over Al Jazeera report

A Bangladeshi lawyer sought to bring in sedition charges against four people, including Al Jazeera’s director general, over an investigation into high-level corruption. A court in Bangladesh has rejected an attempt to bring charges of sedition against the director general of Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) and three others who contributed to an investigation into […]

China rejects Uighurs genocide charge, invites UN’s rights chief

Activists and UN rights experts have said that at least one million Muslims are detained in camps in the remote western region. China has rejected “slanderous attacks” about conditions for Muslim Uighurs and other minorities living in its Xinjiang region, saying that they enjoyed freedom of religion and other fundamental rights. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, […]

Russian court rejects Navalny’s appeal against jail term

The Kremlin critic appealed a ruling that turned a suspended sentence on embezzlement charges into real jail time. A Moscow appeal court on Saturday upheld a prison sentence imposed on chief Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny after he returned to Russia from Germany last month. Judge Dmitry Balashov rejected Navalny’s appeal against the February 2 ruling, […]

Iran rejects new talks or parties in nuclear deal

Iranian foreign ministry says deal ‘unchangeable’ after French President Macron calls for talks to include Saudi Arabia. Iran’s foreign ministry has rejected any new negotiations or changes to the participants of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, after French President Emmanuel Macron said any new talks should include Saudi Arabia. “The nuclear accord is a […]

Huawei CFO case: Judge rejects Meng’s request to nix security

Prosecutors for the Canadian government argued Meng Wanzhou should be considered a flight risk. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s request to loosen the bail terms set during her release from jail in 2018 was rejected a Canadian judge on Friday, as she continues to fight extradition to the United States. Meng is facing charges […]

Iran rejects reversing nuclear steps before US lifts sanctions

Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran could reverse breaches of nuclear deal once US sanctions are removed. Iran will not accept demands by the United States that it reverses acceleration of its nuclear programme before Washington lifts sanctions, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. The demand “is not practical and will not happen”, he […]

Russian court rejects Navalny’s appeal; allies arrested

A Russian court has rejected opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s appeal against his arrest while authorities arrested several of his allies and issued warnings to social media companies. Thursday’s developments came after tens of thousands swarmed the streets in more than 100 Russian cities last weekend demanding his release. Speaking to court via video link from […]

US vice president rejects use of 25th Amendment to remove Trump

Mike Pence says move not in country’s ‘best interest’ in decision likely to lead to Trump’s impeachment. US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he did not support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump just a week before the end of his term, saying such a move was not in the […]

US judge rejects lawsuit against Pence over electoral count

Republican legislator’s lawsuit sought to allow Mike Pence to reject Electoral College votes for Joe Biden when Congress meets on January 6. A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit from a Republican congressman that sought to allow Vice President Mike Pence to reject Electoral College votes for Joe Biden when Congress meets on January 6 […]

Ghana’s opposition rejects election results

President Akufo-Addo won Monday’s polls with 51.59 percent of the votes as deadly violence gripped the country. Ghana’s opposition has rejected the presidential and parliamentary election results after President Nana Akufo-Addo was announced the winner with 51.59 percent of the vote. “Overwhelming evidence available makes it impossible for us to accept this spurious and hurried […]

Ethiopia rejects independent probes into Tigray conflict

Ethiopia’s government is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly conflict in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a babysitter”. The declaration by senior government official Redwan Hussein came amid international calls for more transparency into the month-long fighting between Ethiopian forces and those of the fugitive Tigray regional government that is thought […]

US Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn Pennsylvania vote

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. There were no noted dissents from any of the justices on the court, which has a 6-3 […]

Macron rejects calls to get tough with Egypt’s el-Sisi on rights

France will not condition weapons sales to Egypt on human rights concerns, French President Emmanuel Macron said after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart in Paris on Monday. Macron told a joint press conference with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that he had brought up the issue of human rights during their discussions and said he remained […]

Sudan gov’t rejects ruling council head’s move creating new body

A recent decree by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan established council ‘responsible for leading transition period, resolving differences’ between those in power, among others. Sudan’s transitional government has expressed its opposition to a move by the head of the country’s ruling council to create a new body with broad powers as the country navigates its fragile […]

CAR court rejects ex-president Bozize’s election candidacy

Francois Bozize did not satisfy morality clause due to international arrest warrant and UN sanctions against him. The top court in the Central African Republic (CAR) has rejected the candidacy of former President Francois Bozize in the December 27 election. Bozize planned to run against President Faustin-Archange Touadera. But the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday […]

Ethiopia: PM Abiy rejects claims army killed civilians in Tigray

Abiy Ahmed also told Parliament army would not destroy Tigrayan capital Mekelle after capturing it recently. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said federal troops had not killed a single civilian in their nearly month-long offensive against regional forces in Tigray. Abiy also assured Parliament on Monday that the army would not destroy Mekelle, capital of […]

US appeals court rejects another Trump lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Trump case alleging voter fraud is dismissed in Pennsylvania, but his lawyers vow to appeal to the US Supreme Court. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to challenge the election results by blocking President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania. Trump’s lawyers vowed to […]

Turkey investigates vessel drama, rejects EU sanctions threat

Turkey says German crew illegally searched its commercial freighter, as it rejects EU sanctions threat over Cyprus. Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation after the crew of a German frigate searched a Turkish commercial freighter. Turkey has protested the November 22 incident on the Mediterranean Sea, insisting personnel from the German frigate Hamburg, which was […]

French court rejects delay for Sarkozy corruption trial

Nicolas Sarkozy and two other defendants have been ordered to appear in person for hearings that begin on Monday. A Paris court has rejected a request to postpone the corruption trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two other defendants, ordering them to appear in person for hearings that will begin on Monday. Sarkozy […]