Appeals at Tripoli sit-in come as more than 5,000 people rounded up this month and put in indefinite detention.
New regime forces exodus of journalists from Afghanistan where free press was one of few gains of Western occupation.
Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy
The former British colony will replace the UK’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic.
Schoolchildren storm DRC parliament over striking teachers’ pay
Hundreds of students demand the government raise teachers’ pay to end a strike that has put a halt on lessons.
More countries criticise China at UN for repression of Uighurs
Statement calls on Beijing to allow immediate access to Xinjiang, as rival statement claims ‘disinformation’.
UN chief warns world on ‘one-way ticket to disaster’ over climate
Antonio Guterres says he is ‘very concerned’ upcoming COP26 in Glasgow will fail.
WHO says COVID may have killed 180,000 health workers
UN agency steps up calls for governments to do more to protect and support workers as the pandemic continues to grow.
Melbourne reopens as world’s most locked-down city eases limits
State Premier promises there will be ‘no more lockdowns’ as Victoria reaches its vaccination targets.