Religious leaders issue climate appeal ahead of COP26 talks

Religious leaders issue climate appeal ahead of COP26 talks

Almost 40 religious leaders, including Pope Francis, have called on the international community to do more to fight climate change, in an appeal signed on Monday ahead of this year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Pandora Papers leak: Politicians, billionaires hiding their wealth

Pandora Papers leak: Politicians, billionaires hiding their wealth

A data leak dubbed the Pandora Papers has revealed that powerful billionaires as well as current and former world leaders have been affiliated with companies that use offshore tax havens.

Ruling party wins key local elections in Georgia

Ruling party wins key local elections in Georgia

In the local elections in the South Caucasus republic of Georgia, which were overshadowed by a political crisis, the ruling party Georgian Dream has won, according to official figures.

Qataris vote in first-ever legislative elections for advisory council

Qataris vote in first-ever legislative elections for advisory council

Qataris headed to the polls on Saturday to vote in the first-ever elections for the consultative parliament in the Gulf country.

Germany investigating alleged MİT agent suspected of spying on Gülen followers

Germany investigating alleged MİT agent suspected of spying on Gülen followers

German federal prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a Turkish national on suspicion of spying on dissidents for Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Agence France-Presse reported.

Acts of torture, enforced disappearances in Turkey could amount to crimes against humanity, tribunal judges say

Acts of torture, enforced disappearances in Turkey could amount to crimes against humanity, tribunal judges say

The judges of the Turkey Tribunal, a civil society-led, symbolic international tribunal, on Friday announced their verdict on recent human rights violations in Turkey, saying that the torture and abductions perpetrated by Turkish state officials since July 2016 could amount...

Global Covid-19 cases and deaths decline, WHO reports

Global Covid-19 cases and deaths decline, WHO reports

The number of weekly Covid-19 cases and deaths globally continued to decline in the past week, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday.

Afghan women return to the streets to demand their human rights

Afghan women return to the streets to demand their human rights

A number of Afghan women again took to the streets of Kabul on Sunday to demand the right to work and to study against an increasingly bleak backdrop of Taliban Islamist authoritarianism.

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