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6th Jun 2013

Indonesia: Domestic violence on the rise in Aceh

[A staffer from the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) holds up copies of the biannual report of violence against women in Aceh, which was released in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)]   By Nadya Natahadibrata   Jakarta, … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Turkey: Gezi protesters say park must stay, demonstration restrictions should end

[Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç met on Wednesday with representatives of the Taksim Platform at the Prime Ministry building in Ankara. (Photo: Cihan, Emrullah Bayrak)] Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç met with representatives of the Taksim Platform, … Continued

5th Jun 2013

Turkey: Deputy PM apologises for excessive force used against peaceful protesters

  [Turkish President Abdullah Gül (R) had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç on Tuesday at the Çankara presidential palace in Ankara. (Photo: President’s Office)] Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has apologized for the … Continued

4th Jun 2013

Turkey: Protester shot dead in southern Turkey

[Protesters are seen in the southern province of Hatay on Monday night. (Photo: Cihan, Fazilet Candan)] Istanbul, (Todays Zaman): A 22-year-old protester was shot dead late on Monday during an anti-government demonstration in the southern province of Hatay, the provincial governor’s … Continued

4th Jun 2013

US: Bradley Manning accused of knowingly passing intelligence to enemy

  A US soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified military documents has gone on trial outside of Washington. The prosecution and the defense painted very different pictures of the character of the army private. In his opening statement at … Continued

Turkey: PM, protesters remain defiant in sixth day of Taksim demonstrations
3rd Jun 2013

Turkey: PM, protesters remain defiant in sixth day of Taksim demonstrations

There were destroyed vehicles, including police cars and buses, in Taksim Square in the morning of the sixth day of the protests that began against the demolition of Gezi Park.  (Photo: Cihan)  By Noah Blaser  Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): After nearly … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

Iraq says al Qa’ida chemical gas plot uncovered

Iraq’s defense ministry has said it uncovered an al Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas to attack Iraqi forces. The gas was allegedly also for transport abroad to use in Europe and the US. Five men built … Continued

Turkish police continue crackdown on demonstrators as protests spread
1st Jun 2013

Turkish police continue crackdown on demonstrators as protests spread

Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Police continued to clash with thousands of demonstrators in İstanbul and many other cities who took to the streets to who protested government plans prevent demolition of İstanbul’s Gezi Park and police’s violent crackdown on peaceful protests … Continued

1st Jun 2013

ICC rejects Libya bid to try Qaddafi’s son

The International Criminal Court has rejected Libya’s efforts to try the son of late leader Moammar Gadhafi. The decision marks an ongoing dispute between The Hague and the Libyan government. The ICC said Friday it had concerns over the new … Continued

31st May 2013

Sweden: Minister warns Husby unrest may fuel prejudice

Sweden’s Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag warned on Thursday that the unrest in Stockholm’s outer suburbs last week may lead to prejudices about the people who live there. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=221323&cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” border=”0″ alt=””></a></iframe> … Continued

31st May 2013

UN tribunal acquits Serbian ex-security officials

Two leaders of Serbia’s former secret police have been acquitted of war crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia. While the ruling was welcomed by Belgrade, victims of wartime atrocities expressed disbelief. Judges sitting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the … Continued

31st May 2013

Belgium: Schengen states to granted more control over borders

Schengen countries are to be given more room for maneuver when it comes to introducing border controls. Changes were put in place after a dispute between Paris and Rome over an influx of migrants from North Africa. Participating members will … Continued

29th May 2013

Myanmar: Mosque, orphanage burned by Buddhists

YANGON, (AP): Sectarian violence spread to a new region of Burma, with a mob burning down a mosque, a Muslim orphanage and shops in a northeastern town after rumors spread that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman, … Continued

29th May 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan

A drone plane. — File Photo MIRAMSHAH, (Dawn): At least four people were killed and four others were injured early Wednesday in a suspected US drone strike in northwestern Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, DawnNews reported. According to initial reports, … Continued

28th May 2013

Ethiopia: African Union accuses ICC prosecutors of ‘racial hunt’

The African Union has called for international war crimes prosecutors to drop proceedings against the Kenyan president and his deputy. The bloc’s chairman claims African leaders are being targeted on a racial basis. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday … Continued

26th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots starting to ease: police

Cars were torched and police faced stone-throwing youths in Stockholm‘s immigrant-dominated suburbs early Sunday, but the nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img … Continued

25th May 2013

India: 35 arrested for burning man alive in Bihar

Patna, (IANS): Thirty-five people, including 20 women, were arrested from a Bihar village on Saturday on charges of burning the husband of a village head over a land dispute, police said. Jainandan Mandal, husband of Kishanpur Baluwa village head Chimo … Continued

25th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots spread west on sixth night

  Stockholm experienced a sixth straight night of riots early Saturday, with cars torched in several immigrant-dominated suburbs, as Britain and the United States warned against travelling to the hotspots.  mp;amp;lt;iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=221323&cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” border=”0″ … Continued

22nd May 2013

Morocco: Five migrants die off Moroccan coast on way to Spain

RABAT, (Xinhua): Five migrants died overnight after their boat capsized off Nador coast of northern Morocco on their way to Spain, Moroccan interior ministry said Tuesday in a statement .   Seven other migrants in the boat, including four women, … Continued

21st May 2013

US: Obama hails Myanmar reforms in Thein Sein visit, despite HR abuses against Muslims

US President Barack Obama has hailed the reforms taken by Myanmar leader Thein Sein but urged him to end violence against Muslims. Sein is the country’s first president to visit the White House in almost half a century. Speaking from … Continued

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