U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran morality police over abuse of women

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Iran’s morality police over allegations of abuse of Iranian women, saying it held the unit responsible for the death of a 22-year-old in custody that has sparked protests around Iran. The U.S. Treasury Department also accused the morality police of violating the rights of peaceful protesters and… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran morality police over abuse of women

Japan holds funeral ceremony for slain former PM Shinzo Abe

With prayers, flowers and flags draped in black ribbons, Japan on Tuesday said farewell to Shinzo Abe, a polarising figure who dominated politics as the country’s longest-serving premier, before being gunned down at a campaign rally last week. Crowds packed pavements lined with a heavy police presence as the hearse carrying Abe, who died at… Read More Japan holds funeral ceremony for slain former PM Shinzo Abe