International human rights groups warn that the Sisi regime is spreading fear amongst his critics and opponents by detaining and torturing the country's leading rights defenders.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
Kingdom, which says it will allow this without customers having to prove they are related, launched new tourist visa scheme to attract holidaymakers.
Crime scene sketches prepared by Turkish police detail the murder and dismembering of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi's Istanbul consulate last year.
Saudi Aramco is a massive contributor to climate change and at the same time, actively thwarts international efforts at mitigation.
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he bore "all the responsibility" over critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing as it happened under his watch.
The last surviving English paper in Yemen, the Yemen Observer, printed its final issue this year while only a handful of Arabic papers remain.
Israel's addiction to expanding its territory will not be stopped at the ballot box.
Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money.
Protesters are demanding urgent reforms to Japan’s outdated rape laws as rape complaints are met with impunity, while sexual harassment and groping are rife.
"Camera Girl" is scheduled to come out in spring 2021 and is written by author Carl Sferrazza Anthony.
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