Okinawa marks 50 years since end of US rule amid protests

Okinawa celebrates the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of U.S. rule on May 15, 1972, amid protests over a continued heavy U.S. military presence and lack of mainland support By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press 15 May 2022, 04:06 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TOKYO … Read more

Abortion rights supporters rally in anger over post-Roe future

WASHINGTON — Abortion-rights supporters who demonstrated Saturday at hundreds of marches and rallies expressed outrage that the Supreme Court appears poised to strike down the nearly-year-old constitutional right to abortion. half a century and their fear of what it could mean for female reproduction. choices. Furious after a leaked draft opinion suggested the court’s conservative … Read more

Rajapaksa swears in 4 Cabinet members amid Sri Lanka crisis

The Sri Lankan president was sworn in to four new Cabinet ministers on Saturday in a bid to provide stability until a full cabinet is formed in the politically and economically crisis-ridden island nation. By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI and KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press May 14, 2022, 6:07 p.m. • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on … Read more

Nigeria. Brutal student murder sparks protest and curfew

Nigerian authorities have ordered a curfew in a northwestern state, where hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the release of suspects in the brutal murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy against Islam. By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 14, 2022, 7:10 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Iranian media reports that a man has been killed in the unrest over rising food prices

An Iranian lawmaker says one person was killed in his city during recent unrest over price hikes in southwestern Khuzestan province ByThe Associated Press May 14, 2022, 4:39 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian lawmaker said one person was killed in his city during … Read more

Minority Hindu Kashmiri protest against killing of community member

Hindus in Indian-controlled Kashmir staged protests a day after assailants shot and killed a Hindu government worker in the disputed Muslim-majority region By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press May 13, 2022, 3:14 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SRINAGAR, India – Hindus in Indian-controlled Kashmir staged protests on Friday, a … Read more

Arrest of a Hong Kong cardinal, an ardent critic of Beijing

HONG KONG — Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fierce critic of Beijing’s control over religion and political monopoly, as well as Vatican efforts to reach a working agreement with the ruling Communist Party. Zen walked out of a police station … Read more

Sri Lanka orders troops to shoot those involved in violence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense on Tuesday ordered security forces to shoot anyone causing injury to persons or property in a bid to contain widespread arson and mob violence targeting supporters of the government. The order came after violent clashes the day before left eight dead and prompted the resignation … Read more

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s prime minister has resigned after weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the country’s president, step down for dragging the country into its worst economic crisis in decades. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Twitter that he had tendered his resignation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a move … Read more

Sri Lankan PM resigns amid protests over economic crisis

Colombia, Sri Lanka CNN — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, after weeks of protests against his government. The country has been rocked by civil unrest since March, with protests turning violent at times as anger mounts over the government’s apparent mishandling of Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis since declaring independence from … Read more