Acts of homophobia are temporarily considered equivalent to acts of racism, and can therefore be punishable by one to three years in prison, or fines. The Brazilian Supreme Court on Thursday decided by eight votes to three to criminalize homophobia, an important measure for sexual minorities in one of the countries with the highest number […]
Israel conducted new strikes in Syria on Sunday that left at least 11 dead among the forces loyal to the Damascus regime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, with the Israeli state claiming to have responded to rocket attacks coming from the neighboring country. Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, […]
This sharp increase is linked to the release in late March of Baghouz, the last jihadist stronghold in northeastern Syria. Their number still fluctuated around 100-150 at the end of January. Four months later, the number of French nationals linked to ISIS held by the Kurds or held in refugee camps in northeastern Syria tripled, […]
Nominated successor of the strongman of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was officially elected president with 70.8% of the votes. The day of the elections was marked by important demonstrations.
Throughout his political career, he has privileged loyalty to personal ambitions. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, elected president of Kazakhstan on Sunday, moved to the head of the Central Asian country with the promise to continue the path traced by his mentor, Nursultan Nazarbayev. At the age of 66, Mr Tokayev replaced the indestructible Nazarbayev as interim head […]
The head of the ruling military junta in Thailand since the 2014 coup, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, was unsurprisingly elected Wednesday night as prime minister. The 65-year-old general won 500 votes against 244 for his only rival, a young billionaire at the head of an anti-junta coalition, according to a countdown broadcast on television. The victory of […]