Georgian police storm offices of opposition party, detain its leader Nika Melia

Police stormed the party offices of Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him on Tuesday, deepening a political crisis that prompted the prime minister to resign last week. Melia’s supporters had barricaded themselves in the offices, using furniture to block the doors. Scores of police surged into the building during the early morning raid,… Read More Georgian police storm offices of opposition party, detain its leader Nika Melia

Malaysian court temporarily blocks deportation of hundreds of Myanmar migrants

A Malaysian court has allowed a temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Myanmar detainees who were scheduled to be sent back on Tuesday, according to a lawyer for rights groups that petitioned to stop the deportation. The stay was granted until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, when the court will hear the groups’ application for judicial… Read More Malaysian court temporarily blocks deportation of hundreds of Myanmar migrants

Facebook to restore news services in Australia following amendment of content laws

Facebook said on Tuesday it will restore Australian news pages after negotiating changes with the government to a proposed law that forces tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms. Australia and the social media group have been locked in a standoff for more than a week after the government introduced legislation… Read More Facebook to restore news services in Australia following amendment of content laws

U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta and threatened further actions over the country’s February 1 coup. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at General Maung Maung Kyaw, who is the air force commander in chief, and Lieutenant General Moe Myint… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup