Hong Kong protests: independent police watchdog says high percentage of complaints withdrawn, dropped ‘not ideal’ | South China Morning Post

Riot police are deployed near the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay during an anti-national security law protest. Photo: Sam Tsang Riot police are deployed near the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay during an anti-national security law protest. Photo: Sam Tsang This content was originally published here.

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Algeria to activate expatriates to boost economy and development

The head of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris, Kassi Ait Ali, has announced that the ambitious Algerian-French economic partnership projects are to be revived, Al-Shorouk has reported. None of these projects have materialised to date. Algerian businessmen based in France seek to contribute to this revival as the North African country attempts to utilise the…

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Nearly 300 Arrested in Renewed Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong police arrested almost 300 people— including a prominent opposition activist—after protesters returned to the streets to demonstrate against Beijing’s controversial national security law and a decision to delay local elections for “public health reasons” over the global coronavirus pandemic. Armed officers dressed in riot gear fired rounds of pepper balls at protesters in dramatic footage that went…

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Diplomats Warn Zimbabwe Against Using COVID-19 to Restrict Citizen Rights

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling party has dismissed as “rubbish” a statement by Western diplomats warning Zimbabwe’s government not to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to stifle citizens’ rights.  The statement was delivered while more than a dozen citizens are in hiding for fear of persecution or prosecution for organizing an anti-government protest. Seven countries, including the U.S.,…

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Trump fulfills promise, sends 200 ventilators to Nigeria

” The speed and ease with which COVID-19 has actually spread throughout the globe plainly shows that it is a threat to humanity. Without the complete cooperation of all countries, the risk of covid to any one part of the world is a hazard to all,” he stated. ” This contribution consists of 200 ventilators, which, as all of…

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One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran: state TV

The report stated that Irans official coronavirus figures were based only on the number of deaths in medical facilities and those who had actually currently evaluated favorable for the coronavirus. British broadcaster BBC reported on Monday that, based upon information from an anonymous source, the number of deaths in Iran might be three times higher than formally reported. Iranian…

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Take the protests in proportion – analysis – The Jerusalem Post

Hundreds of protesters gather in Tel Aviv to protest against police brutality and Amir Ohana, July 28. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/ MAARIV)

In one day in May of 2005, 292 people were jailed for obstructing roadways and another 56 were taken in for questioning, 175 of those apprehended were kept overnight, including 75 minors. In some ways its understandable: Its a spicy, interesting story. People are requiring to the streets and requiring change. Its absolutely more interesting than more varieties of…

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Coronavirus and the economy – what if it’s not as bad as we fear?

What should we be doing to prepare, in case a viable vaccine presents itself sooner rather than later? Image: iStock

Where many would be without a vaccine remains unsure. Quotes from the Government, the Central Bank, IFAC and the ESRI all see the likelihood of a considerable bounceback in the economy next year in the more benign situation where a vaccine appears. Some sectors– such as travel and tourism– might still need further support. Some specific supports for the…

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Despite fears of violence, protestors continue fight against Netanyahu – The Jerusalem Post

Protesters demonstrate outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

” We ask the mayor of Jerusalem to have the cops secure the protesters, preserve their democratic right to show and avoid cops violence against citizens who pertain to secure the State of Israel from the prompting convict Netanyahu.” ” The structures of Israeli democracy are being challenged by a prime minister prosecuted for criminal bribery charges and we…

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After Western Wall riots, police prepare for violence at Balfour protests – The Jerusalem Post

Jewish worshippers break through the barricades at the Western Wall during Tisha B'Av prayers (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

The violent attacks that occurred in the Tel Aviv demonstrations amassed reaction from numerous political authorities. Opposition leader Yair Lapid said that Netanyahu was to blame for the attacks, and President Reuven Rivlin warned that the assassination of a prime minister and the killing of a demonstrator at a demonstration are no longer imaginary. As the holy day of…

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