An open letter to the king of Saudi Arabia is the latest sign of growing demands from women for basic rights and to get rid of the male guardianship system. The women have asked the monarch to be treated as adults, not legal minors, and the debate has gone viral on Twitter.
Following last week’s bombing in New York City that wounded 31 people, some politicians argue US authorities should treat suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami as a so-called “enemy combatant”. This is a very bad idea.
Remains of a Russian bomb have been found in the wreckage of the humanitarian convoy that was destroyed this week in Syria, according to open-source research by citizen investigative journalism collective Bellingcat. HRW has said that the attacks on the UN convoy and on a Red Crescent warehouse in Aleppo should be investigated as possible war crimes.
BBC Newsnight quizzed Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister of Hungary, about the alleged 'no-go zones' that his government warned about in a booklet distributed ahead of the October 2 anti-refugee referendum. The booklet links migration to increased terrorism and refers to non-existent “no-go” areas in European cities with large migrant populations, including London, Paris, and Berlin.
Authorities in China should credibly and impartially investigate an explosion in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and ensure due process rights for suspects.