December 7, 2022
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Afghan Taliban carry out first public execution since returning to power

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 07/12/2022 – 17:15Modified: 07/12/2022 – 17:19 A Taliban special forces guard stands in front of a Taliban flag at a park in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 18, 2022. © Ebrahim Noroozi, AP An Afghan man convicted of murder was executed in public Wednesday, the Taliban said, the first confirmation of […]

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Iran ex-president Mohammad Khatami voices support for protests

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 07/12/2022 – 14:57 Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami speaks with Reuters correspondents in Tehran in this January 22, 2008 file photo. © Caren Firouz, Reuters Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has voiced support for the protest movement sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death, describing as “beautiful” its main slogan — “Woman, […]

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China to ease quarantine, testing in nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 07/12/2022 – 07:16 01:42 Health workers wait to test passengers for Covid-19 at Hongqiao railway station in Shanghai on December 6, 2022. © Hector Retamal, AFP China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of Covid-19 restrictions following protests against the hardline strategy that grew into calls for greater political freedoms. […]

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Setback to rights in Indonesia: New laws to punish sex outside marriage

/ Shows / The Debate Issued on: 06/12/2022 – 20:04Modified: 06/12/2022 – 20:14 44:25 THE DEBATE © FRANCE 24 Indonesia’s parliament has approved legislation that will outlaw sex outside marriage. Critics are already calling this a huge setback to rights. It was endorsed by all nine political parties in a sweeping overhaul of the country’s […]

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Indonesian parliament approves legislation banning sex outside marriage

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 06/12/2022 – 07:32 This picture taken on December 5, 2022 shows activists holding a protest against the new criminal code outside the parliament building in Jakarta. © Adek Berry, AFP Indonesia’s parliament approved Tuesday legislation that would outlaw extra-marital sex while making other sweeping changes to the criminal code […]

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China comes to standstill in tribute to late leader Jiang Zemin

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 06/12/2022 – 04:38 00:51 People pay silent tribute during the memorial service for former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, on the Bund in Shanghai, China, on December 6, 2022. © Aly Song, Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping and other current and previous top officials paid their respects Monday to former leader […]

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Debunking claims that Chinese state TV is blurring maskless World Cup supporters

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Iran to disband morality police amid ongoing protests, says attorney general

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 04/12/2022 – 12:38 01:17 File photo taken July 23, 2007, of an Iranian policewoman in a police vehicle before the start of a dress code crackdown in Tehran. © Behrouz Mehri, AFP Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the death […]

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Iran to review mandatory headscarf law following Mahsa Amini protests

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 04/12/2022 – 08:47 This UGC image posted on Twitter on 26 October 2022 shows an unveiled woman atop a vehicle as thousands of people make their way to the Aichi cemetery in Saqez, Mahsa Amini’s hometown in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan, to commemorate 40 days since her […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano erupts, prompting evacuations

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 04/12/2022 – 07:38Modified: 04/12/2022 – 16:59 01:44 Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption on December 4, 2022 in Lumajang, East java, Indonesia. AP Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted Sunday spewing hot ash clouds a mile high and rivers of lava down its side while sparking the evacuation of […]

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