Scrolling news:

Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

21st Apr 2013

Bahrain intensifies crackdown ahead of F1 race

(Al-Akhbar): Tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Bahrain to protest Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix amid one of the worst government crackdowns on dissidents to hit the tiny island since the start of an uprising more than … Continued

19th Apr 2013

Germany rejects quotas for women

  Women hold 39 percent of management positions in Norway, but fewer than 10 percent in Germany. But, the German parliament has rejected quotas for top positions with the votes of the governing coalition. In 1979, the United Nations codified … Continued

Bahrain: Riot police teargas Bahrain high school
17th Apr 2013

Bahrain: Riot police teargas Bahrain high school

Riot police raided a high school and fired tear gas at students in Bahrain’s capital Manama Tuesday morning as the teenagers demonstrated for the release of a pupil arrested the previous day. Amateur footage posted online show police firing tear … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Formula One chief denies Bahrain crackdown ahead of race

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed human rights concerns over this week’s Bahrain Grand Prix after the government arrested dozens of activists ahead of the race. Bahrainis have staged days of anti-government demonstrations which escalated with an explosion Sunday … Continued

15th Apr 2013

India: 10-yr-old girl sexually assaulted inside bus in New Delhi

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In two cases of crimes against woman, a 10-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while another minor girl and a nurse were molested in a hospital. The first incident was reported from outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri on Saturday … Continued

12th Apr 2013

India: Dalit girl raped in Odisha, four held

Bhubaneswar, (IANS): Four men were arrested in Odisha’s Jajpur district for the rape of a 15- year-old Dalit girl two days ago, police said on Friday. The victim is a resident of Pahanga village, over 100 kilometres from Bhubaneswar. The … Continued

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike
8th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike

RT News: A NATO airstrike has killed 11 children and one woman in the East of Afghanistan, report local officials. A house collapsed during the attack, causing the casualties and leaving six women injured. The civilians were killed during a … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video
5th Apr 2013

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video

A video showing a group of Saudi civilians binding and beating allegedly undocumented immigrants was circulated widely online, days after Saudi Arabia ramped up its crackdown on illegal immigration. The footage shows a at least five non-Saudi men lying on … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Yemen: Guantanamo inmate relatives protest in Sana’a

Activists and relatives of around 90 Yemeni detainees held in Guantanamo Bay protested outside the US Embassy in Sanaa on Monday to demand the prisoners’ release after more than a decade in detention. Yemenis make up the largest contingent of … Continued

Hague convicts two Serb officials of Bosnia atrocities
28th Mar 2013

Hague convicts two Serb officials of Bosnia atrocities

The Hague has sentenced two Bosnian Serbs to 22 years for their campaign to cleanse the country of Muslims and Croats in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. The trial of the two war criminals dates back to 2008. Mico Stanisic, 58, … Continued

Jailed Bahraini activist on hunger strike for “dignity”
26th Mar 2013

Jailed Bahraini activist on hunger strike for “dignity”

Published Monday, March 25, 2013 (Al-Akhbar): A jailed Bahraini rights activist who launched an open-ended hunger strike eight days ago after being denied visitation rights has published a letter explaining her actions. Zainab al-Khawaja, who is serving a six-month prison … Continued

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