German court to begin hearing in Yemen drone case
27th May 2015

German court to begin hearing in Yemen drone case

  A Cologne court is set to begin hearing a case regarding two Yemenis who were killed in a US drone attack in 2012. The complainants allege that Germany should not allow drone attacks to be steered from its territory. … Continued

Switzerland: FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges
27th May 2015

Switzerland: FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

  At least six top-ranking officials from soccer’s governing body have been taken into police custody in Switzerland. They are suspected of having accepted millions of dollars in bribes over a twenty-year period. Several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested early … Continued

US judge acquits white officer of killing black couple
24th May 2015

US judge acquits white officer of killing black couple

  A US police officer who stood on the hood of a car and fired into the windshield, killing two unarmed black people, has been acquitted. A judge said he could not determine that the officer alone was responsible. A … Continued

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees
22nd May 2015

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees

[Photo: Mynewshub]   Myanmar leaders are to attend a regional conference on the migrant crisis next week. The decision comes as Malaysia begins search and rescue operations for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea. Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman … Continued

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers
21st May 2015

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers

  Rights organization Amnesty International has accused Qatar of promising little and delivering less in terms of labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup. More than a million migrants are working in construction. In a report published Thursday, Amnesty … Continued

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya
21st May 2015

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya

[Photo: Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar leading to becoming refugees, The world looks on]   The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also … Continued

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a
20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … Continued

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore
20th May 2015

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore

[Photo: A Rohingya refugee woman holding a child cries as she stands on a drifting boat]   More than 350 migrants have come ashore in Indonesia after drifting for several weeks at sea with little food and water. Most of the … Continued

Thai navy turns back boat carrying Rohingya Muslim migrants
15th May 2015

Thai navy turns back boat carrying Rohingya Muslim migrants

  The Thai navy has pushed a boat with at least 300 migrants on board back out to sea – after giving them supplies. Authorities in Thailand have decided against a plan to set up official camps for the migrants. … Continued

Germany ‘must do more to tackle xenophobia’
12th May 2015

Germany ‘must do more to tackle xenophobia’

[Photo: Anti Islam demonstration in Cologne]   The human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe has called on the German government to step up efforts to fight xenophobia. Nils Muiznieks has said there are “clear signs” of increasing intolerance. … Continued

EU ministers crackdown on Mediterranean traffickers
11th May 2015

EU ministers crackdown on Mediterranean traffickers

  EU defense ministers have discussed the sharing of intelligence about smugglers to prevent the flow of migrants. The EU wants a UN mandate to take effective action, and is about to present its case. Sunday’s meeting came the day … Continued

UK: Arrests made at anti-Conservatives protest in London
10th May 2015

UK: Arrests made at anti-Conservatives protest in London

  An anti-austerity demonstration in London has ended in scuffles with police and 17 arrests. Protestors took to the streets following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-election. What began as a peaceful demonstration on Saturday ended in violent confrontations, with … Continued

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12
9th May 2015

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12

[Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) news conference with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh March 5, 2015]   Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen starting from next … Continued

US appeals court rules NSA bulk metadata sweep illegal
8th May 2015

US appeals court rules NSA bulk metadata sweep illegal

  A US court has ruled that the NSA has exceeded the scope of its mandate by collecting data from millions of Americans’ phone calls. The practice was brought to light by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ruling handed down … Continued

France: Lawmakers vote for sweeping powers to spy on citizens
6th May 2015

France: Lawmakers vote for sweeping powers to spy on citizens

[Photo: French Parliament]   French lawmakers have approved a new law that gives the state extensive powers to spy on citizens. The bill has been criticized by civil libertarians, but gained wider support in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo … Continued

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen
5th May 2015

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen

  The UN has asked the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to stop its strikes on airports in Yemen. The bombings hinder the delivery of aid and humanitarian personnel, the organization has said. The United Nations condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s … Continued

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes used illegal cluster munitions
3rd May 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes used illegal cluster munitions

[Generic photo of air force dropping illegal cluster bombs]   Beirut, (HRW): Credible evidence indicates that the Saudi-led coalition used banned cluster munitions supplied by the United States in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. … Continued

Yemen: Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, officials say
2nd May 2015

Yemen: Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, officials say

[Archive Photo: civilian destruction in Sana’a ] By Hakim Almasmari and Melissa Gray, CNN   Sana’a, (CNN): A series of Saudi airstrikes hit a hospital and medical camp in southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing at least 58 civilians and injuring … Continued

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death
2nd May 2015

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death

  The people of Baltimore deserve the truth, US President Barack Obama said Friday. His statement came hours after the state prosecutor announced that six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s [photo above] death were being charged. US President Barack Obama said … Continued

Pakistan: New Hajj application asks: ‘Are you Shia?’
1st May 2015

Pakistan: New Hajj application asks: ‘Are you Shia?’

    By Zahid Gishkori ISLAMABAD, (Tribune): Confirming that the conditions had been forward by Saudi Arabia, government officials responsible for making Hajj arrangements said, “Saudi Arabia will not entertain any Hajj application from aspirants that fail to specify whether … Continued


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