U.S. judge blocks rule on transgender healthcare discrimination

A U.S. judge on Monday blocked a Trump administration rule that would strip protections for transgender people facing healthcare discrimination. New York-based U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block ruled that the proposed regulation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services could not go into effect on Tuesday as planned The administration’s rule says… Read More U.S. judge blocks rule on transgender healthcare discrimination

UN tribunal convicts Hezbollah member in assassination case of former Lebanon PM Rafik al-Hariri

A U.N.-backed court on Tuesday convicted a member of the Hezbollah group of conspiring to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a 2005 bombing that set the stage for years of confrontation between Lebanon’s political forces. Hariri, a Sunni Muslim billionaire, had close ties with the West and Sunni Gulf Arab allies, and… Read More UN tribunal convicts Hezbollah member in assassination case of former Lebanon PM Rafik al-Hariri

Mali president, top government officials detained following mutiny by soldiers

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and top government officials were detained on Tuesday by mutinying soldiers in the capital Bamako, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests deeper into crisis. Keita’s detention followed hours of uncertainty after soldiers mutinied in the morning at the Kati military base outside Bamako and rounded… Read More Mali president, top government officials detained following mutiny by soldiers