Friday, September 25, 2020

Dutch appeals court convicts Wilders of insulting Moroccans

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Friday the conviction of anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders for insulting Moroccans in comments he...

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises above 22,000 – health ministry

DUBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Iran's death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 118 to 22,044 health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on...

Watchdog orders Netflix to block “Cuties” film in Turkey

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's broadcasting watchdog said on Thursday it was ordering the U.S. online streaming service Netflix to block access to the soon-to-be-released...

In reversal, Turkey to play football without fans

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey's football federation reversed course on Thursday and decided to ban fan attendance in the first half of the season due...

Ban virginity tests – Afghanistan rights panel

KABUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan's human rights panel on Thursday backed an "unconditional ban" on virginity tests, saying they violate rights, lack scientific...

Israel announces partial national lockdown after coronavirus surge

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will impose a partial national lockdown next week to battle a coronavirus infection surge, the head of its pandemic task...

Turkey at second peak of coronavirus outbreak, health minister says

ANKARA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Turkey is experiencing the second peak of its novel coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday, while...

World Cup host Qatar set to play in Gold Cup in 2021 and ’23

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — World Cup host Qatar is set to play in the Gold Cup next year in the United States after...

Former UN official charged with lying about rape in Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) — A former United Nations official accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several women has been charged with lying to the...

Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for Iraq hostage rescue

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An American soldier who helped rescue about 70 hostages set to be executed by Islamic State militants in Iraq...

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