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QU to co-organise international conference on Law and Digital Age

QU to co-organise international conference on Law and Digital Age

Qatar University colleges of Law (LAWC) and Engineering (CENG) launched their upcoming international conference on “Law and Digital Age” at a press conference.

Congo minister declines to say whether new mining code signed into law

Congo minister declines to say whether new mining code signed into law

The Minister of Mines for Democratic Republic of Congo Martin Kabwelulu declined on Wednesday to say whether President Joseph Kabila had signed a new mining code into law ...

Singapore government employee fined for media leak

Singapore government employee fined for media leak

A Singapore civil servant was Wednesday fined but escaped jail for leaking confidential information to a journalist, a prosecution that a rights group described as an attempt to spread a ‘culture of fear’.

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem on Saturday to cover Hong Kong, a move that critics have said undermined the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy ...

Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya's election law

Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya's election law

Kenya's opposition on Thursday called for demonstrations against the government after the ruling party moved to change the electoral law ahead of next month's re-run presidential poll.

Catalonia announces law to formalise Oct. 1 vote on split from Spain

Catalonia announces law to formalise Oct. 1 vote on split from Spain

Catalonia on Wednesday announced a law to make formal its plans for an Oct. 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain, a vote the government says is illegal and has said it will stop.

China convicts US woman held for 'spying'

China convicts US woman held for 'spying'

A Chinese court has sentenced an American woman to three and a half years in prison and deportation on espionage charges, a US-based rights group said Wednesday, although details about her fate remain unclear.

Vietnam legalises betting on football, racing

Vietnam legalises betting on football, racing

Punters in gambling-mad Vietnam cheered the easing of a ban on sports betting Saturday, as the communist government moves to bring a booming black market industry above board.

Canada police raid Montreal pot stores after Trudeau's warning

Canada police raid Montreal pot stores after Trudeau's warning

Police in Montreal Friday raided six cannabis shops one day after they opened, following a warning by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Canada.

Russia moves to block LinkedIn network

Russia moves to block LinkedIn network

Russia's state communications watchdog said Thursday it had ordered internet providers to block the LinkedIn professional networking site after a court ruled it was breaching a law on storing users' data.

British 'sharia courts' under scrutiny

British 'sharia courts' under scrutiny

For more than 30 years, sharia courts enforcing Islamic law have been operating quietly across Britain. But two official inquiries have put them in the spotlight amid accusations that they discriminate against women.

Putin slams Paralympic ban as 'outside the law, morality, humanity'

Putin slams Paralympic ban as 'outside the law, morality, humanity'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lashed out against the ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio as the country has vowed to keep fighting the suspension it faces over state-sponsored doping.