Israel’s programme of booster jabs has proved effective in reducing severe cases of Covid even as new infections hover near record highs, experts have said, AFP reports. Since taking office in June, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has insisted he will aim to avoid any new lockdown, a pledge his government
Five members of a Hong Kong union behind a series of children’s books about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village have been arrested for sedition. The arrests were made by the new national security police unit, which is spearheading a sweeping crackdown on dissent. The two men and three women
U.S. News photo editors curate this month’s most compelling images from at home and abroad. July 29, 2019 | Panama City, Panama | A member Panama’s Air and Naval Police unloads packages of cocaine from a truck during a press conference at the Cocoli air base. Panama’s military seized over
U.S. News photo editors curate this month’s most compelling images from at home and abroad. Aug. 29, 2019 | Malaga, Spain | Migrants queue upon their arrival after an inflatable boat carrying 132 migrants was rescued by the Spanish coast guard, off the Spanish coast.(JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. News photo editors curate this month’s most compelling images from at home and abroad. Sept. 30, 2019 | West Java, Indonesia | A police officer fires his tear gas launcher during a clash with student protesters in Bandung. Thousands of students resumed protests in several cities against a new
A landmark report by Human Rights Watch has detailed accounts of pro-democracy students and academics in Australia who are being harassed and threatened over their comments relating to China. In some cases, people have been doxxed, and others claim their actions have been reported to Chinese authorities. Reporter Daniel Hurst
When President Bill Clinton was pushing for a trade deal with China in 2000, he referenced Hong Kong to address broad concerns about Beijing’s civil rights abuses and territorial threats, specifically a letter he received from the founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party and longtime human rights activist Martin Lee.
A man walks in front of T-shirts with pictures of the Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, and other leaders in the country’s capital Managua. In the last month, at least 19 people have been arrested, including political leaders, journalists and businessmen. Ortega, who has been in power since 2007, faces a