Myanmar frees 2 imprisoned Reuters reporters

World 05/06/19, 22:36

Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces' abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and released Tuesday, the prison chief and witnesses said.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed after ...

Standard Chartered to pay $1.1B for violating Iran sanctions

Business 04/09/19, 15:19

Financial services giant Standard Chartered Bank agreed Tuesday to pay U.S. and British authorities more than $1 billion to resolve allegations that it processed transactions for customers in Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions.The London-based bank, which previously drew ...

Lawyers seek ICC probe into Syria deportations to Jordan

Europe 03/07/19, 07:35

Human rights lawyers are urging the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary investigation into alleged mass deportations by Syrian authorities, in an attempt to hold President Bashar Assad's regime accountable for atrocities enacted during the country's bloody civil war.Lawyer ...

French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge

Europe 02/22/19, 05:41

A French national appeared in court Friday in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex.Arthur Desclaux faces a charge under the Illegal Export-Import Act and could be jailed ...

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