Author Salman Rushdie attacked on New York college stage

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday and apparently stabbed in the neck by a man who stormed onto the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

Global LGBTQ event canceled after demand to remove Taiwan’s name | News

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the WorldPride event would promote regional diversity and equality in East Asia. An international LGBTQ gathering in Taiwan has been canceled after global organizers demanded the name of the self-governed island be removed from the event in 2025. Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of the … Read more

Humanitarian Aid Has Saved Lives, But There Are Still Huge Needs — Global Problems

After the Taliban takeover last August, UN agencies and their partners remained in Afghanistan to provide assistance to: almost 23 million peopleor nearly 94 percent of all those who need support. Humanitarians expanded their operations to reach communities in all 34 provinces, and their work saved lives and even successfully averted a famine last winter. … Read more

Will the Thai Prime Minister resign? | News

From: Inside Story Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha faces calls to resign. There has been political instability in Thailand since the army chief took power in a coup eight years ago. He eventually became prime minister, but faced resistance from many Thais demanding change. Protesters are now calling on Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign. Students at … Read more

Pariah Solidarity between Myanmar and Russia — Global Problems

Opinion by Mauro Teodori (Brussels) Thursday 11 August 2022 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS, Aug 11 (IPS) – On Aug. 3, residents of the Myanmar capital Naypyitaw were suddenly awakened by the sound of military helicopters in the sky. The helicopters hovered over the city all day. The way to the regime’s foreign ministry was also … Read more

Lion Air victims receive payout after Boeing settlement money disappears | Business and economic news

Medan, Indonesia – A US law firm has taken the rare step to compensate the families of the victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia after the family’s lawyers in California failed to pay them the full amount of their settlement with Boeing. Chicago-based Edelson PC paid at least $2 million to five families … Read more

Muslim community in New Mexico reels after murder arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — A fear of attacks that had swept through Muslim communities across the country after the deadly shooting of four Muslim men in Albuquerque gave way to shock and grief when the suspect in the killings was revealed to be one of them. Muhammad Syed, 51, was arrested late Monday after a … Read more

Crimes against humanity systematically committed, says UN report — Global Issues

The evidence gathered so far by the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), detailed in its annual report, indicates that sexual and gender-related crimes, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, and crimes against children have been committed by members of the security forces and armed groups. “Crimes against women and children are among … Read more

The Foreign Policy of the Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG – Part II: Asia-Pacific

The Sinaloa cartel and the Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) cartel are increasingly competitive around the world. The older and innovative Sinaloa cartel has had much more established external relations and has pioneered expansion into Asia-Pacific. But CJNG is aggressively following the suite. Meanwhile, changes in Sinaloa’s leadership and two other developments in the crime market … Read more

Nuclear-free Mongolia a ‘symbol of peace in a troubled world’: Guterres – Global Issues

Mr Guterres spoke to journalists at a press conference in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, after meeting Foreign Minister Battsetseg Batmunkh. My thanks to President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and the people of Mongolia for their generous hospitality. Mongolia has shown its commitment to non-proliferation and disarmament by declaring itself a nuclear-weapon-free zone. I hope many other countries will … Read more