Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Interior Ministry of the Republic of Belarus Image caption Minister Shunievich wants ex-cons to work the land The interior minister of Belarus has caused a stir by suggesting that convicts could be sent to work the land on their release from prison. Ihar Shunievich told Belarusian state TV that his ministry is working [...]

Russia’s Telegram CEO sets #PutinShirtlessChallenge

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Pavel Durov / Instagram Image caption Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has set the bar high The release of Russian President Putin’s topless holiday snaps have inspired the CEO of messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov, to set a shirtless challenge on social media. Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Putin’s photos are from an [...]

Afghan female singer’s video draws threats and praise

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Aryana Sayeed/Facebook Image caption “Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude and a lady with class,” Aryana Sayeed on Facebook Afghan singer, songwriter and TV personality Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert celebrating Afghan Independence Day on 19 August, but not everyone is happy. As a traditionally conservative society, [...]