Former Soviet defense minister Dmitry Yazov dies at 95

Dmitry Yazov, a former Soviet defense minister who took part in an unsuccessful coup against leader Mikhail Gorbachev, died on Tuesday at the age of 95, the Russian Defence Ministry said. Yazov was the last Marshal of the Soviet Union and one of eight senior officials who tried and failed to remove Gorbachev from power… Read More Former Soviet defense minister Dmitry Yazov dies at 95

One dead, dozens injured following protests in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester in Baghdad on Tuesday and wounded 24 others, police sources said. The death was due to birdshot fired from a hunting rifle, the sources said, adding that five of the injuries also resulted from birdshot. The remaining injuries were tear gas-related. At least 23 members of the… Read More One dead, dozens injured following protests in Baghdad

Scottish parliament approves free sanitary products for all women

The Scottish parliament approved plans on Tuesday to make sanitary products freely available to all women, the first nation in the world to do so. The legislation would make tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies, at an estimated annual cost of 24.1 million pounds… Read More Scottish parliament approves free sanitary products for all women

Twenty-one dead, scores injured following riots in New Delhi

At least 19 people have been killed in the Indian capital during clashes between opposing protesters over a new citizenship law, a senior hospital official said on Wednesday, even as an eerie calm descended on some riot-torn areas of New Delhi. “There are 15 patients in critical condition,” the hospital official from the Guru Teg… Read More Twenty-one dead, scores injured following riots in New Delhi