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Poland Senate approves controversial Holocaust speech law

Poland’s Senate  approved a legislation  Thursday criminalizing speeches against the national government that suggest the country was responsible for the Holocaust. The legislation, titled “Act on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation,” effectively imposes a three-year prison

US extends temporary protective status for Syrians

The US Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday extended Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for certain Syrian immigrants. The TPS status is extended for 18 months and affects 7,000 Syrians in the US who benefit from that designation. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen continued TPS status for Syria based on the continuing

Turkish court orders rearrest of Amnesty chairman

An Istanbul court on Thursday ordered the rearrest of Taner Kılıç, the chairman of the Turkish Chapter of Amnesty International , hours after he was released . Kılıç’s rearrest follows an Istanbul trial court’s decision on Wednesday to conditionally release him from pre-trial detention. Upon the prosecutor’s appeal of

High Court takes suo motu notice of recruitment scam

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday initiated suo motu proceedings, taking cognisance of the scam in the recruitment of teachers, lecturers and other government staff at the State level. A Division Bench comprising Justices N. Kirubakaran and R. Tharani observed that only a