Yemen’s port city of Aden shows challenge of peace


Jon Gambrell And Malak Harb, The Associated Press Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:18PM EST ADEN, Yemen — Yemen’s government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago. Now the port city of Aden shows the challenges that will likely still plague the nation following any potential peace agreement. Bursts of heavy machine-gun fire still punctuates the nights in Aden, now the seat of the internationally recognized government, a city marked with war-shattered buildings and questions over what an end to Yemen’s conflict mightRead More

Ontario’s Human Rights Commission joining sex-ed legal challenge

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TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission says it will join a legal challenge of the interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by the province’s Progressive Conservative government. The commission says it believes the interim curriculum discriminates based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Six students’ families filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in August, claiming the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Commission says it will join the tribunal’s legal challenge,Read More

Decision on challenge to legislation cutting Toronto council expected Monday

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The Canadian Press Published Saturday, September 8, 2018 7:20PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 8, 2018 9:38PM EDT TORONTO — A ruling on Toronto’s legal challenge of the province’s decision to cut the size of city council from 47 to 25 members is expected on Monday. City of Toronto spokeswoman Beth Waldman says the city has been notified that Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba will send his decision to legal counsel on Monday morning. The legislation, which passed last month, aligns the city’s ward map with federal ridings inRead More