January 21 marks one year since Gambia's authoritarian president, Yahya Jammeh fled the country, marking the nation’s first-ever democratic transition after the West African Union intervened militarily.
Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis says that Athens is exploring whether eight Turkish soldiers who fled to the country after a failed coup attempt against Turkey can be tried in Greece.
Presidential decree results in the re-shuffle of key government posts previously filled by temporary appointments. This follows Chadian difficulties in paying back loans to Glencore.
Canada’s French-speaking province is generally known for its progressivism, yet Quebec’s parliament has just passed a law that will ban Muslim women from wearing facial veils.
Protests came as a months-old movement against perceived marginalisation by the Francophone-dominated government picked up.
Since coming to power, the ruling party has not only increased government influence over the courts but has also brought prosecutors and state media under direct government control and introduced restrictions on public gatherings.
US prosecutors charged a former Turkish economy minister and a former Halkbank manager with conspiring to evade US sanctions against Iran in a case targeting gold trader Reza Zarrab. Ankara dismisses the case as politically motivated.
According to a senior government source, Zimbabwe's first lady will not be arrested over an assault amid a possible diplomatic rift with South Africa. The country has put up "red alert" border posts to prevent her from fleeing.
Polish President Andrzej Duda made a surprise compromise bid over controversial court reforms that aim to expand the justice minister's powers as thousands of protesters took to the streets over the proposed changes.
Fears of terrorism and an influx of illegal guns prompted Australia to announce the first national firearms amnesty in 20 years.
The draft report concludes that US-based Fethullah Gulen and FETO (Fethullah Terrorist Organisation) were behind the July 15 failed putsch that killed close to 250 people and wounded over 2,000.
Yahya Jammeh, who fled the country after being forced to step down in January, also had 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to him seized by the state.
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