Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott plans to scrap a ban that would enforce women wearing face veils to be separated from the public in Parliament House. The PM is to back down after an unprecedented backlash from the public and opposition parties.
Government websites in the UK, Australia and more than two dozen other countries were provided by an undercover FBI informant to a hacker involved with the group Anonymous as cybertargets to attack, according to previously unpublished documents.
By trying to stop Catalans voting in a referendum Madrid is showing it has no understanding of democracy and universal human rights, though Catalonia’s independence would benefit everyone, Anna Arque from European Partnership for Independence told RT.
When the CIA’s ex-Cairo station chief Miles Copeland penned his book ‘The Game of Nations’ in 1969, readers were shocked to discover the huge resources spent by Washington stage-managing the post-war politics of the Middle East and Egypt in particular.
A pro-Israeli group has filed a lawsuit against New York’s transportation authority after it refused a bus advertisement campaign that includes the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews.” It was rejected because of fears it could incite violence.
A Michigan doctor facing upwards of 175 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy and money laundering could be practicing again in half a decade, and that is worrying to, among others, relatives of former patients who have since passed on.
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state’s new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection.
British prosecutors have dropped seven terrorism charges against Moazzam Begg a week before he was due to go on trial. Begg is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and an advocate for the rights of terror suspects.
Pouring oil on roads, opposition activists in Bahrain have attempted to occupy central areas of the capital Manama, media reported. In response police closed access to some central streets of the city while an upcoming rally was also banned.
Powers banning extremists from appearing on TV and which allow police to vet “harmful” individuals’ social media activity would be enforced if the Conservatives return to power next year, Home Secretary Theresa May is set to announce.