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Russia staged so-called referendums in Ukraine. Here’s what could come next.
World

Russia staged so-called referendums in Ukraine. Here’s what could come next.

Pro-Russian authorities have held so-called referendums in four regions of Ukraine over recent days and, while the votes are illegal…
Occupied Ukrainian regions plan ‘vote’ on joining Russia, raising threat of military escalation
World

Occupied Ukrainian regions plan ‘vote’ on joining Russia, raising threat of military escalation

Multiple Kremlin-backed authorities in occupied areas of eastern and southern Ukraine have announced they will hold referendums on formally joining Russia this…
Video shows Russian forces dug trenches in highly radioactive off-limits area near Chernobyl
World

Video shows Russian forces dug trenches in highly radioactive off-limits area near Chernobyl

Abandoned Russian military positions in a highly radioactive area of the exclusion zone near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant can be…
Authorities across Egypt begin enforcing face mask rule
Egypt

Authorities across Egypt begin enforcing face mask rule

Authorities across Egypt began enforcing a ministerial decree ordering people to wear face masks in public, with fines imposed against…
Tehran police say they will no longer detain women who break Iran dress code
Middle East

Tehran police say they will no longer detain women who break Iran dress code

Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code…
New urban canvas for Taiwan’s graffiti artists
Art news

New urban canvas for Taiwan’s graffiti artists

Once vilified by the authorities and threatened with jail, Taiwan's graffiti artists are now being encouraged to get out their…
Presidency pledges to confront terrorism amid Friday’s bombings
Egypt

Presidency pledges to confront terrorism amid Friday’s bombings

The presidency condemned the blasts that took place in Cairo and Giza on Friday morning, which collectively killed five people…
Egyptian court orders Interior Minister to compensate torture victim
Egypt

Egyptian court orders Interior Minister to compensate torture victim

An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the Minister of the Interior to pay compensation of up to LE100,000 to a…
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