U.S. federal judge rules ban on guns with serial numbers removed unconstitutional

A federal judge in West Virginia has ruled that a federal ban on possessing a gun with its serial number removed is unconstitutional, the first such ruling since the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically expanded gun rights in June. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston found Wednesday that the law was not consistent with the… Read More U.S. federal judge rules ban on guns with serial numbers removed unconstitutional

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile into sea off east coast

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of launches by the nuclear-armed country. Earlier, South Korea’s military said it scrambled fighter jets when a group of about 10 North Korean military aircraft flew close to the border… Read More North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile into sea off east coast

U.S. House committee votes to subpoena former President Donald Trump over 2021 Capitol attack

The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol voted on Thursday to subpoena Donald Trump, an action that could eventually result in the former president’s imprisonment if he does not comply. The House select committee’s seven Democratic and two Republican members voted 9-0 in favor of issuing… Read More U.S. House committee votes to subpoena former President Donald Trump over 2021 Capitol attack

Iranian security forces intensify crackdown on Kurdish areas as protests persist

Iranian security forces stepped up their crackdown on Kurdish regions of the country overnight, deploying militia troops, as authorities pursued their deadly suppression of nationwide protests sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. Nearly four weeks after Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, was detained in Tehran for “inappropriate attire”, the protests show no sign… Read More Iranian security forces intensify crackdown on Kurdish areas as protests persist

Palestinian rival factions sign agreement to hold elections

Rival Palestinian factions signed an agreement in Algiers on Thursday aimed at resolving 15 years of discord by holding elections within a year after months of talks mediated by Algeria. The deal aims to end a rift between President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement and the Islamist group Hamas that has split Palestinian governance in the… Read More Palestinian rival factions sign agreement to hold elections