France goes green: Plan to ban petrol and diesel cars France wants to phase out the sale of vehicles running on petrol and diesel by 2040. It’s part of a radical clean energy plan revealed [More]
Muslim leaders of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem have given their approval for Palestinians to re-enter the site after Israel removed new security measures, following almost two weeks of protests that saw several Palestinians [More]
The biggest brothel in Bangladesh – and possibly the world. The town of Daulatdia is home to 1,500 prostitutes, some as young as 10 years old. In a ramshackle maze of dirty alleyways, women and [More]
On top of major shortages of food and medicine, Venezuelans are now struggling with a lack of currency notes. An acute shortage of bills is turning into a major crisis in the country with the [More]
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh speak of ‘horrors in Myanmar’ The head of the UN’s refugee agency has been meeting Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps. They told Filippo Grandi about the alleged murder, rape, and violence happening [More]
China’s president will have his own political theory incorporated into the guidelines for the ruling Communist party. State media is reporting the so-called Xi Jinping Thought will have 14 principles but it is not yet [More]
The latest wave of Taliban attacks calls into question both US strategy and the Afghan government’s capabilities. It’s two months since US President Donald Trump unveiled a new American strategy in Afghanistan. His announced intention [More]
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Palestinian worshippers have clashed with Israeli security forces outside a gate to the Old City in Jerusalem, as tensions continue over the new security measures implemented at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Israeli security forces were [More]
101 East – Malaysia’s Migrant Money Trail Desperate for work, millions of migrants flood into Malaysia. They do the jobs no one wants to do while creating vast profits for those who bring them in. [More]