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Freedom House demotes India from 'free' to 'partially free'
World

Freedom House demotes India from 'free' to 'partially free'

  • India has been downgraded from ‘Free’ to Partially Free’ in the annual report published by Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy think tank and human rights watchdog.
  • Published this week, the latest report marks the 4th consecutive year of democratic backsliding under the Modi government, highlighting that the country appears to be inching closer to authoritarianism.
Updated 05 Mar, 2021 06:00pm
China senior diplomat says U.S. relations at 'new crossroads'
World

China senior diplomat says U.S. relations at 'new crossroads'

  • China’s relationship with the United States has reached a “new crossroads” and could get back on the right track following a period of “unprecedented difficulty”, senior diplomat Wang Yi said in official comments published on Saturday.
  • Relations between the world’s two biggest economies have come under increasing strain amid a series of disputes over trade, human rights and the origins of COVID-19.
Published 02 Jan, 2021 03:56pm
Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam - state media
World

Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam - state media

  • Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during the 2017 anti-government protests, was executed on Saturday, Iran’s state television reported.
  • Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Zam, who was captured in 2019 after years in exile.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 03:19pm