Rep. Morgan Griffith endorses Del. Kirk Cox for Virginia governor
Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith has thrown his support behind Delegate Kirk Cox for Virginia governor. Griffith represents Virginia’s 9th Congressional District which mostly covers Southwest Virginia. According to his website, Cox is a defender of conservative values and served as the House majority whip, House majority leader and Speaker of the House of Delegates. Former Virginia governors George Allen and Bob McDonnell, Southwest Virginia State Senator Bill Carrico and more than three dozen more elected and party leaders from Southwest Virginia also support Cox as Virginia’s next Governor, according to the press release. “To put an end to one-party Democratic rule in Virginia, our party must come together in every corner of the Commonwealth.”
Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coup
Rohingya refugee Mohammad Jaffar, 70, talks to the Associated Press at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Feb.2, 2021. Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh are condemning the military coup in their homeland and saying it makes them more fearful to return. (AP Photo/Shafiqur Rahman)DHAKA – Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh condemned the military coup in their homeland and said it makes them more fearful to return. Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that it hopes the coup will not hamper the refugees' return. The United Nations has described the Myanmar military crackdown on the Rohingya as a form of genocide.
Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela
The experts delved into nearly 3,000 cases, looked at more than 5,000 killings and concluded that Maduro and his defense and interior ministers were aware of the crimes committed by Venezuelan security forces and intelligence agencies. They further alleged that high-level authorities had both power and oversight over the forces and agencies, making the top officials responsible. Critics have already accused Maduro’s government of crimes against humanity. Maduro’s government has come under increasing political pressure from the United States and dozens of other countries which consider politician Juan Guaidó the legitimate leader of Venezuela. Venezuela was once wealthy, sitting atop the world’s largest oil reserves, but it has tumbled into economic and political crisis.