St. Louis police officer lights cigar while detaining suspect

A St. Louis police officer lit a cigar while astride a suspect he had restrained on the ground, forcing the department to launch a viral investigation. A police officer was reportedly seen on video posted online over the weekend borrowing a lighter from another officer and stogieing outside the Marquee Restaurant and Lounge in St. […]

Venezuela closes UN human rights office days after detaining lawyer | Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has ordered the local UN human rights office to cease operations and given its staff 72 hours to leave work, accusing it of promoting opposition to the South American country. Foreign Minister Ivan Gil announced the decision at a press conference in Caracas on Thursday. Gil’s announcement came on the heels of […]

FACT CHECK: No, Video Does Not Show Israeli Soldiers Detaining Child To Put In Cage

video shared on social media It purports to show footage of Israeli forces locking up Palestinian children in cages during the 2023 Israel-Hamas conflict. Palestinian children locked in cages by Israeli IOF forces — Sulaiman Ahmed (@ShaykhSulaiman) October 24, 2023 Verdict: Misleading That claim is inaccurate. This video dates back to his 2017. Fact […]

Iran urged to release political cartoonist after detaining her again

Iranian authorities have summoned and arrested a cartoonist with a history of jail time for posting political posts on her Instagram account, her lawyer said Friday. In a tweet, Mohammad Mogimi said his client, painter, cartoonist and former political prisoner Athena Farghadani, was summoned to Tehran’s Evin court and arrested. She did not elaborate on […]

Biden considering detaining migrant families at the border: report

A report on Monday said President Biden is considering reviving the practice of detaining immigrant families who illegally cross the border, a potential major reversal of immigration policy. Biden, 80, closed the practice of family custody in 2021 after campaigning against the Trump administration’s use of the policy in 2020, amid pressure from Democrats. Consideration […]