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4th Aug 2013

German prosecutors looking into US, UK snooping allegations

Revelations about the surveillance activities of US and British intelligence agencies in Germany could be about to spark a federal investigation. Prosecutors aren’t yet sure whether there is enough evidence for a case. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has issued an … Continued

4th Aug 2013

Morocco police violently disperses protests over pedophile pardon

Riot police broke up a protest by hundreds of Moroccans late on Friday against a royal pardon for a Spanish pedophile serving a 30-year sentence for raping and filming children as young as four. In running clashes with the demonstrators, … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Germany cancels Cold War-era surveillance pact in wake of spying revelations

Germany has cancelled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the US and Britain. The largely symbolic move comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government faces mounting criticism for its complicity in spying programs. “The cancellation of the administrative agreements, which we … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Russia: Snowden ‘leaves Moscow airport and enters Russia’

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has thanked Russia after being granted asylum, and left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. US-Russia talks scheduled for September are now in doubt. Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly … Continued

Iraq: July deadliest month in Iraq in more than five years
2nd Aug 2013

Iraq: July deadliest month in Iraq in more than five years

Violence killed around one thousand people in July, government and United Nations figures show, making it Iraq’s deadliest month since 2008 when the country was emerging from a bloody sectarian conflict. Bombings ripped through crowded cafes and mowed down worshipers … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Bangladesh: Security forces kill protesters

Human Rights Watch: Bangladeshi security forces have frequently used excessive force in responding to street protests, killing at least 150 protesters and injuring at least 2,000 more since February 2013. While large numbers of protesters have been arrested, the Bangladeshi … Continued

1st Aug 2013

US releases NSA documents amid fresh Snowden reports

The US government has released declassified documents showing the extent of the collection of telephone data by the NSA. Meanwhile, there were fresh revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The three documents, which US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said … Continued

31st Jul 2013

US: Bradley Manning found guilty of espionage but not aiding the enemy

Bradley Manning has been convicted of most of the criminal counts against him, including espionage, but has not been found guilty of aiding the enemy. That charge would have carried a maximum life sentence. Manning was found guilty of espionage … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Russia: 263 Central Asians detained at “Prayer House” in Moscow suburb

MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti): More than 260 people from Central Asia were detained Saturday at a “prayer house” in a Moscow suburb, police and a human rights advocate said. A Moscow region police official told RIA Novosti that police raided a house … Continued

30th Jul 2013

US: Over 100 children rescued in FBI sex trafficking raids

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Monday 105 children involved in sex trafficking and exploitation have been rescued in 76 cities across the United States over the weekend. The FBI said at a press conference that the … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Minor gang-raped in Kishtwar, two held

Jammu & Kashmir, India, (Greater Kashmir): Two persons were arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday. Protests rocked the district against the incident. The incident took … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Germany: Demonstrations against NSA spying as Berlin appoints cyber commissioner

People have taken to the streets across Germany to protest against NSA spying. Berlin, meanwhile, has appointed a diplomat to defend Germany’s interests in cyberspace in the face of the NSA scandal. Thousands of people took to the streets of … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Germany: Merkel’s top aide plays down allegations of bulk US spying on Germans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief aide has tried to play down allegations of US bulk spying on German citizens. Recent revelations have fueled concern over US-German surveillance collaboration. Chancellory Chief of Staff Ronald Pofalla appeared before a three-hour-long hearing of … Continued

25th Jul 2013

India: Voters feel Muslims are ‘implicated’ in terror cases

  The Hindu Children hold placards denouncing arrest of innocent Muslim youth on eve of Mecca Masjid blast anniversary in Hyderabad on May 18, 2012. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy The Hindu All figures are in per cent and rounded off; hence … Continued

25th Jul 2013

Russia: Snowden remains at Moscow airport, exit date pending

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Speculation that fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden had been granted approval to leave Sheremetyevo airport’s transit zone was quashed by his lawyer Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told reporters after meeting Snowden in the Terminal E of the airport … Continued

25th Jul 2013

Bahrain: Blind prisoner launches hunger strike

[Ali Saad, who is blind, started a #hungerstrike in protest of illtreatment, denial of adequate medical care pic.twitter.com/c7BhYmYP4h #Bahrain]   By Yuma Marwan A blind Bahraini prisoner began a hunger strike Wednesday to protest ill treatment and medical neglect at … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Bahraini forces escalate house raids, arbitrary arrests

 S.Yousif  Almuhafda          @SAIDYOUSIF #bahrain picture of house raids now in nabeh saleh pic.twitter.com/sPd3wGAlDV 2:44 PM – 23 Jul 2013 Security forces in Bahrain have been raiding dozens of homes each day since April, arbitrarily arresting young men, and torturing them … Continued

21st Jul 2013

India: Minor’s rape and murder triggers arson in Bihar’s Rohtas district

Sasaram, (Hindustan Times): Anger spilled out on to the streets of Rajpur bazaar in Bihar’s Rohtas district on Sunday after a 12-year-old girl was found murdered – possibly after rape – with both her eyes gouged out, in yet another … Continued

21st Jul 2013

US: Rallies for federal civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin case

Rallies have been held in US cities to protest the verdict in the death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. The acquittal of his killer has sparked outrage and a renewed national discussion about racial profiling. Demonstrations began around noon on … Continued

21st Jul 2013

Germany: Magazine reveals German government using NSA spying data

Intelligence agencies in Germany and the US have been collaborating, according to a new report from a German magazine. The German government has been using bulk data collected by the National Security Agency. Germany’s foreign and domestic intelligence services have … Continued

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