Suspect in murders of Kurdish activists dies in Paris hospital

Suspect in murders of Kurdish activists dies in Paris hospital

A 34-year-old Turkish man suspected of killing three Kurdish activists, including one of the cofounders of the banned PKK, in Paris in January 2013 died Saturday morning in a Parisian hospital days before the start of his trial. Omer Güney, the only suspect in the 2013 killings of three female Kurdish activists in Paris in […]

Anti-China activists make gains in Hong Kong legislative election

Anti-China activists make gains in Hong Kong legislative election

Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong’s legislative election which saw a record turnout in the Chinese-controlled city on Sunday, results likely to further strain ties with Communist Party rulers in Beijing. An initial count on Monday also suggested Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition might retain its crucial one-third veto bloc in the 70-seat Legislative […]

Turkey transgender activist’s death highlights rise in hate crimes

Turkey transgender activist’s death highlights rise in hate crimes

A widespread crackdown on dissent is fuelling tension across Turkey, which has seen a rise in hate crimes against minorities – including a recently reported attack against a well-known transgender activist in Istanbul. Turkey’s Daily Sabah reported that the badly burnt and mutilated body of Hande Kader, a 22-year-old LGBT activist and sex worker, was […]

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

President Barack Obama on Wednesday hosted a meeting focused on how to bridge the divide between police officers and the black and Hispanic communities after a series of high-profile police killings sparked fresh protests throughout the country. The United States is “not even close” to resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, Obama […]