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Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program
18th Apr 2015

Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program

  The Ramstein airbase in Germany has been serving as the center of the US’ drone strikes in Africa and the Middle East, according to reports by Der Spiegel and the Intercept. The German government is aware of the program. … Continued

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey
17th Apr 2015

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey

    [AA Photo]   ASTANA / BRUSSELS: European Parliament vote that urged Turkey to use the centenary of the mass slaughter of Ottoman Armenians as an opportunity to “recognize the Armenian genocide” showcases the enmity against Turkey, President Recep … Continued

Libya: 400 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya
15th Apr 2015

Libya: 400 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya

  Survivors rescued from a migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya say up to 400 people traveling with them drowned in the accident. Authorities saved dozens from the vessel, which was en route to Europe. The boat … Continued

Yemen: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide in Yemen
10th Apr 2015

Yemen: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide in Yemen

  Iran has denounced airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, saying military intervention is an act of genocide. The remarks are the latest in a heated argument between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, … Continued

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist
8th Apr 2015

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist

    Local authorities on Tuesday charged North Charleston police officer Michael Slager of shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 4. A video of the incident showed Slager shooting the man who appeared to be fleeing from him (above photo) … Continued

Iraq: Shi’a Musilm fighters leave Tikrit
5th Apr 2015

Iraq: Shi’a Musilm fighters leave Tikrit

  Almost all Shiite militiamen have withdrawn from Tikrit after being accused of looting the Iraqi city. The paramilitary troops had helped Iraqi forces to retake the city from the “IS” fighters in a month-long battle. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar … Continued

Iraq prime minister orders arrest of looters in Tikrit
4th Apr 2015

Iraq prime minister orders arrest of looters in Tikrit

Prime Minister Al-Abadi has called on Iraqi forces to oppose vandalism in the city of Tikrit, which was retaken from the ‘Islamic State’ this week. The city was “burnt in front of our eyes,” local officials say. Sunni lawmakers accuse … Continued

US man freed after 30 years on death row
4th Apr 2015

US man freed after 30 years on death row

  [Photo: Anthony Ray Hinton being greeted by relatives. AL.COM /Landov]   A man who spent 30 years on death row in the US state of Alabama for crimes he did not commit has been released. The case spotlights failings … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children
28th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children

  [Photo: Yemenis in the Bani Hewat district of the capital Sana’a search for survivors under the rubble after Saudi Arabian planes bombed the area on March 26. Almigdad Mogali/IRIN]   Beirut, (HRW): The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted … Continued

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers
19th Mar 2015

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers

  Two years after Snowden’s revelations, security has become a big issue in the tech industry. But more needs to be done, he stressed in a live interview at the world’s largest tech fair. DW’s Paul-Christian Britz reports. When Edward … Continued

Egypt seeks death penalty for Muslim Brotherhood leader
17th Mar 2015

Egypt seeks death penalty for Muslim Brotherhood leader

  An Egyptian court has condemned Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and 13 other people to death for planning attacks on police and army institutions that were “aimed at sowing chaos.” Egyptian policemen stand guard outside a court during … Continued

Aid organizations issue failing grade to UNSC efforts in Syria
12th Mar 2015

Aid organizations issue failing grade to UNSC efforts in Syria

  A new report has been released on the humanitarian crisis in Syria four years after the start of the country’s civil war. It calls on the United Nations to show commitment to ending the Syrian conflict. A new report … Continued

US: Kerry denounces UN Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel
3rd Mar 2015

US: Kerry denounces UN Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday launched a staunch defense of Israel at the annual session of the UN human rights body. Israel has long had stormy relations with the Human Rights Council (HRC), which has … Continued

South Sudan: UN fears 100s of children kidnapped
2nd Mar 2015

South Sudan: UN fears 100s of children kidnapped

    The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday it fears hundreds of boys were kidnapped last month in the northeast of South Sudan, raising suspicions that the abductors were from a pro-government militia. Last week UNICEF had estimated that … Continued

South Sudan: 89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia
22nd Feb 2015

South Sudan: 89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia

  [A file photo taken on February 10 shows young boys, child soldiers sitting on with their rifles at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in South Sudan oversawn by UNICEF and partners]   An unidentified … Continued

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised
16th Feb 2015

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised

  A Jewish cemetery in eastern France has been desecrated in an act of anti-Semitic vandalism. The French interior minister has promised to do “everything” to catch the culprits. Hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in France’s Alsace region … Continued

Bahrain: Police, protesters clash on 4th anniversary of uprising
15th Feb 2015

Bahrain: Police, protesters clash on 4th anniversary of uprising

Nabeel Rajab        ✔ @NABEELRAJAB Follow Women could be trouble makers also to repressive government like #Bahrain 7:33 PM – 13 Feb 2015     Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who took to the streets Saturday on … Continued

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial
10th Feb 2015

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial

  Malaysia’s top court has upheld sodomy charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his sentencing is expected later on Tuesday. Anwar’s supporters claim that the charges against him are politically motivated. Federal Court Judge Arin Zakat read out Tuesday’s verdict … Continued

South Sudan: UN denounces “appalling” use of rape
7th Feb 2015

South Sudan: UN denounces “appalling” use of rape

  South Sudanese fighters carried out a “month of rape” campaign, a top United Nations rights chief has said, warning that atrocities continue despite a recent ceasefire in the war-torn country. “Violations continue to take place,” said UN Secretary-General for … Continued

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany
6th Feb 2015

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany

  German historians say in a new book that at least 400,000 children were fathered by troops of the four allied powers that occupied Germany after World War Two. They resulted from widespread rapes as well as love affairs.   … Continued

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