Iran arrests footballer Ghafouri after he backed protests – DW – 11/24/2022

Iranian police arrested the former international football player Voria Ghafouri, who backed the ongoing protests against Iran’s regime, state media reported on Thursday. Ghafouri, a player of Kurdish origin, is one of Iran’s most prominent footballers. However, he was not chosen to go to the World Cup in Qatar this year.  His arrest comes amid scrutiny of the […]

Hong Kong finds 90-year-old cardinal guilty over pro-democracy protest fund | CNN

Hong Kong CNN  —  A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by […]

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

Summary Companies China cases top record reached in April’s Shanghai outbreak Cabinet hints at cut in reserve ratio requirement (RRR) Nomura cuts China GDP targets as lockdowns spread China shares decline, lagging rise in global stocks BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localised lockdowns, […]

Kyiv’s critical infrastructure hit by Russian rocket attacks; Ukraine to set up winter shelters

12 Hours Ago Energy official says situation at damaged nuclear plant is ‘precarious,’ calls for urgent safety measures International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi points on a map of a Ukrainian power plant during a news conference in Vienna, Austria March 4, 2022. Leonhard Foeger | Reuters The International Atomic Energy Agency […]