Japan Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization and Promises Compensation

(TOKYO) — Japan’s government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said he was offering “sincere remorse and heartfelt apology” to the victims. His apology comes just after the parliament enactment earlier Wednesday of legislation to Continue Reading

Death Toll in Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings Rises to 359 as More Suspects Are Arrested

(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels Sunday in Continue Reading

New Zealand and France to Ask World Leaders to Take a Pledge About Ending Online Terror

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern says she and Macron will ask world leaders and chief executives of technology companies to agree Continue Reading

Jared Kushner Does Not ‘Dispute’ Saudis Behind Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

Jared Kushner said that he does not “dispute” American intelligence’s conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was behind the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but argued that it’s most important to prioritize American foreign policy interests. Speaking at the TIME 100 Summit on Tuesday, the senior White House advisor called Khashoggi’s Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People For Terrorism-Related Crimes

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says it has executed 37 people, all Saudi nationals, for terrorism-related crimes. The news was carried in statements across state-run media, including the Saudi news channel al-Ekhbariya, on Tuesday. The statement said those executed hailed from various parts of Saudi Arabia and had adopted extremist ideologies Continue Reading