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Hamas court says women need guardian's approval to travel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas-run Islamic court in the Gaza Strip has ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, further restricting movement in and out of the territ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong pro-democracy movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The co-chairs of the bipartis...

Hong Kong mass arrest: A further erosion of freedoms?

"There has been a tightening of freedom to express views, particularly when it comes to Hong Kong gaining some kind of a greater control over its own destiny," a pro-Beijing lawmaker for the...

US sanctions 6 officials for undermining Hong Kong's democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury has added six Chinese and Hong Kong officials to its sanctions list following the crackdown earlier this month in which more than 50 Ho...

AP Interview: Arrested US lawyer says HK courts face choice

HONG KONG (AP) — An American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong's national security law said Friday that the courts now have a choice between the new law and the city's leg...

Oman sultan creates crown prince post, changes constitution

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman’s sultan announced a shake-up of the Gulf country’s constitution on Monday with changes that include the appointment of a crown prince for the first time and st...

Germany: Anti-Semitism commissioner calls for removal of Nazi law leftovers

Germany's anti-Semitism commissioner called for the removal of 29 Nazi-era paragraphs that remain in the country's laws in comments published on Sunday. Felix Klein, appointed two years ago b...

Hong Kong arrests: Are China's intimidation tactics working?

Following coordinated arrests on Wednesday targeting more than 50 Hong Kong opposition figures under a security law, local civil society observers told DW that an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty ha...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primarie...

Hong Kong: Police arrest over 50 pro-democracy activists in crackdown

About 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday by the city's police on suspicion of "subversion" under a controversial Beijing-imposed national security law. ...

Hong Kong's top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing top judge said Tuesday that calls for reform of the city’s judiciary cannot be based on dissatisfaction with court rulings, as pro-Beijing figures and state-owned...

Hong Kong's top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Hong Kong's top court on Monday ruled that the city government's decision to invoke a colonial-era law to ban face masks at demonstrations and public meetings during the height of the 2019 pro...

Top court rules Germany not liable over deadly Kunduz airstrike

Two Afghan plaintiffs seeking recompense for family lost in a 2009 NATO airstrike near a German base have failed to persuade Germany's (BVerfG) constitutional court to quash a 2016 lower court dec...

Hong Kong's democracy movement in dire straits as Beijing tightens grip

Five months after Beijing began implementing the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, the city that was once known for its high level of autonomy and freedom is now rapidly becoming less ...

Hong Kong former lawmakers arrested for protest against pro-China bill

Three former Hong Kong lawmakers said they were arrested on Wednesday for previous attempts to disrupt debate of pro-Beijing bills in the legislature. Chu Hoi-dick, Ray Chan and Ted Hui said in sepa...