Protesters freed in Belarus speak of prison beatings

Armenian citizen Vartan Grigoryan, who was detained and injured during recent protests against the presidential election results, poses for a picture outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The man gave an explanation that he hadn’t participated in the protests or clashes and arrived at the detention centre in search of his […]

IS prisoner issue a ticking timebomb for the West

The IS prisoners no-one wants How do countries deal with IS returnees? What is Islamic State? Under the so-called caliphate those enforcers belonged to the Hisbah, the female morality police, who meted out harsh punishments. Today, despite being behind barbed wire in the camps, they have effectively reconstituted themselves as the same thing.

‘We don’t need war’: Belarus releases detainees in bid to quell protests

Tens of thousands of protesters on Thursday were joined by workers from some state-run industries that are the pride of Lukashenko’s Soviet-style economic model, including the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) that makes ‎trucks‎ and ‎buses.

Michael Cohen offers preview of tell-all Trump book: ‘I know where the skeletons are buried’

“For more than a decade, I had been at the center of Trump’s innermost circle. When he came to my son’s bar mitzvah, a generous gesture that I found touching, he told my then thirteen-year-old boy that his Dad was the greatest and that, if he wanted to work at the Trump Organization when he […]

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

Several hundred remains had been previously returned to their homes through diplomatic arrangement, but talks have been stalled in recent years as diplomatic relations have soured over Japan’s wartime actions, including the use of forced laborers and the sexual abuses of women forced to work at frontline military brothels.

Belarusians accuse authorities of torture and humiliation during mass detentions

“Less than a week ago, presidential elections were held in the Republic of Belarus. The people made their choice. But everything that happened next is an unprecedented attempt to destroy what we have always been proud of — our peaceful life,” Kochanova said.

‘Liar, Fraud, Con Man’: Michael Cohen’s New Book Claims Trump ‘Cheated’ in 2016 Election

​”In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man,” he adds. […]

Saudi ex-spy chief’s lawsuit spotlights secret power plays

Graft allegations against Aljabri have met with scepticism in the American intelligence community, with one former CIA official telling AFP: “Everyone in the US who knows Dr Saad and Saudi Arabia and knows what MBS is capable of, would not believe that.”