Three specially chartered planes have now returned 1,000 migrants from Belarus to Iraq. The majority of those returned were Iraqi and Syrian Kurds and Yazidis, groups displaced by fighting in the region over the last two decades. One such family has been returned back to the same camp in they had been living in for
Instead, a Covid certificate was introduced with proof of vaccination, negative test, or immunity through having had the virus. In September it became obligatory to enter bars, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums, sporting events, and face-to-face university classes.
The group has accused him of involvement in what it alleges is the unlawful arrest and torture of the UAE’s most prominent human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor, who was detained in 2017 and later sentenced to 10 years in prison for “defaming” the country on social media.
The Social Democrats won the 26 September vote, ahead of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat alliance, which saw its worst-ever election result. The Greens achieved their best-ever result, under candidate Annalena Baerbock, who spoke of an ambitious alliance aiming to start a paradigm shift to transform the economy.
The Chancellor of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg has told the BBC he is sorry that Austria has had to make Covid-19 vaccinations a legal requirement, but that the current low take-up rate is “too little, too late”. “Nobody wants the situation where you don’t get access to an intensive care unit bed because the beds are
On Sunday, Christian Aid Ministries – a US-based organisation that supports Haitians largely through donations, and supplies shelter, food and clothing to children – released a statement saying it continued to “pray for the full resolution of this situation”.
But they’ve only raised further questions, over apparent editing and their seemingly staged nature, and so far there’s been no let up in the calls from the Women’s Tennis Association, a number of global tennis stars as well as governments, for proof that Peng Shaui genuinely free to speak and act as she chooses.
“The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is what we should expect from our judicial system, but that standard is not always applied equally. We have seen so many black and brown youth killed, only to be put on trial posthumously, while the innocence of Kyle Rittenhouse was virtually demanded by the judge.”
American great Serena Williams says the case of Chinese player Peng Shuai “must be investigated” and urged people “not to stay silent” about her welfare. Peng, 35, has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a leading Chinese government official two weeks ago. Chinese state media has released an email attributed
Students in South Korea are sitting the college entrance exam, the Suneung, a gruelling eight-hour marathon. The stakes are really high, with students feeling the pressure to perform well to secure university placements, jobs and even future relationships. Three Korean students documented their journey for the BBC preparing for one of the hardest exams in