Thousands of protesters took over a major Bangkok intersection on Sunday with posters bearing the faces of arrested activists, defying a ban on gatherings for the fourth day with chants of “down with dictatorship” and “reform the monarchy.”
Thai protesters defy ban on rallies for fourth day
Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a new cease-fire in their conflict over a disputed territory, the countries said Saturday, days after a truce negotiated a week earlier had unraveled.
Armenia, Azerbaijan reach new cease-fire for Nagorno-Karabakh, then report violations
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday reiterated Iran’s support for the peace process in Afghanistan and the agreements reached by the parties in intra-Afghan talks.
Iran reiterates support for Afghan peace talks
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, spoken business communication has largely shifted to videoconferences. However, holding a conversation over the Internet comes with a variety of potential problems. Technical glitches can make it hard to hear one another, and the effects of non-verbal communication are greatly diminished when they have to come through a monitor, with nuance and personality being lost along the way.
Work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan
Pro-democracy activists in Thailand staged a fourth straight day of high-profile protests in the capital on Saturday, thwarting efforts by the authorities to stop them, including a shutdown of the city’s mass transit systems.
Transit shutdowns fail to deter Thai pro-democracy protests
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned recent terrorist attacks targeting Pakistani troops in the country’s provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Iran condemns Pakistan terrorist attacks on security forces
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, to rally toward the government headquarters to reiterate calls for an overhaul of the administration and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha.
Mass antigovernment rally held in Thailand
Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday as China and Russia were elected to three-year terms.
In a ‘stunning rebuke’, UN Human Rights Council rejects Saudi membership bid
An Indian martial artist showed off his strength and precision when he donned a blindfold and smashed 50 coconuts that were arranged around the body of another man.
Indian blindfolded man smashes 50 coconuts around another man's body
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has increased its payments to thousands of vulnerable refugees currently based in Iran who have faced economic difficulties amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, agency representative Babar Baloch said at a press briefing in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday.
UNHCR bolsters payments to vulnerable refugees in Iran amid pandemic

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