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Omar: Trump tweet sparks more death threats

Image copyright Reuters/ Getty One of the first ever Muslim members of the US Congress has said that a tweet by President Donald Trump has led to an increase in threats against her life. Minnesota's Ilhan Omar said the threats were sparked by "violent rhetoric", accusing Mr Trump of stoking right-wing extremism. "It has to…

US ‘will respond to Venezuela threats’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Bolton warned against the intimidation of US diplomats in Venezuela US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with "a significant response". Mr Bolton tweeted on Sunday that any such "intimidation" would be "a…

Turkey: Trump threats will not work

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian Kurds have been protesting against Turkish threats to carry out a new offensive Turkey has dismissed President Donald Trump's threat to "devastate" its economy if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after a pullout of US troops. "You cannot get anywhere by threatening Turkey economically," Foreign Minister Nevlut Cavusoglu…

Dissident’s HK show axed over ‘threats’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Badiucao was going to use this restraining chair of the type reportedly used by Chinese police in his show An exhibition by a dissident Chinese-Australian cartoonist in Hong Kong has been cancelled by its organisers over what they said were threats from China. Badiucao's work focuses on rights abuses and…

Death threats for singing in her bra

Kyrgyz singer Zere has received death threats in response to a music video where she poses in a bra. She made the song in order to challenge attitudes towards women in a deeply traditional country. A central Asian state bordering China, Kyrgyzstan became independent with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Most of…

Gay teacher resigns after death threats

Image copyright Neal Hovelmeier Image caption He wanted to address the issue of homophobia in the school A gay teacher at a top Zimbabwean boys' school has resigned after death threats and pressure from parents. Neal Hovelmeier, deputy head for St John's College's sixth form, came out to his students last week. He was encouraged…

Kavanaugh accuser ‘faces death threats’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prof Ford says Brett Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to take off her clothes The woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her will not testify to the Senate next week, says her lawyer. Christine Blasey Ford's attorney told CNN her…
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