Iranian Supreme Court Overturns Rapper’s Death Sentence

Human rights organizations welcomed the decision of Iran’s supreme court to overturn the death sentence of popular rapper Toomaj Salehi and order his retrial, saying even a short jail sentence would be too much for what he has done.

Anti-Money Laundering Body Pledges to Probe OCCRP Findings on UAE

An international anti-money laundering body that took the United Arab Emirates off its “gray list” will review findings from a recent investigation by OCCRP and media partners, which revealed that convicted criminals, fugitives, and sanctioned individuals own property in Dubai.

Murder of Pakistani Journalist Sparks Global Outcry

Unknown attackers brutally assassinated veteran Pakistani journalist Khalil Jibran, a husband and father of six, who has over the past two years covered the rise of militancy and terrorism in the country. He became the seventh media worker to be killed in Pakistan this year.

Adulterated Cooking Oil Flooding Nigerian Markets

The Nigerian government has raised alarm over the recent rise in contaminated palm oil into which middlemen are allegedly adding dye, transformer oil or other harmful substances to increase their profit. Such products can cause severe health complications such as cancer, diabetes, heart diseases and even death.

US Sanctions Target Dodik Family Network in Bosnia

The U.S. sanctioned on Tuesday two individuals and a network of companies that have been enriching Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik and his family, saying he has robbed his own people for years while threatening their safety with his constant rhetoric about a secession of the Bosnian Serb controlled part of the country.