Iran’s top human rights official has taken the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country to task for ignoring the suffering of Iranian patients under unlawful US sanctions and also for sidelining a recent report by a group of UN experts, which has lambasted some European countries for “over-compliance with US sanctions” against Tehran.
Catalonia’s regional leader, Quim Torra, told Reuters on Friday that he wants to agree on a date for an independence referendum as part of talks with the Spanish government, arguing that the region’s path toward secession is “irreversible.”
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says European countries need to adopt payment systems independent of the United States if they seek to keep a historic nuclear deal signed with Iran alive after Washington's withdrawal from it.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has strongly urged Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to allow an independent investigation into the violence in troubled Rakhine state, as the Southeast Asian country faces increasing pressure to bring to justice the troops who have been accused of committing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
Latest research shows a lack of overarching coordination or the involvement of any ‘kingpin’-style monopolies in the criminal operations illegally transporting people from the Horn of Africa into Northern Europe via Libya.
The head of the Gambia's main election watchdog has fled the country due to threats he received after declaring the results of a recent presidential election, which saw incumbent President Yahya Jammeh lose the votes.