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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

Egypt: Death sentence for 183 brotherhood supporters
3rd Feb 2015

Egypt: Death sentence for 183 brotherhood supporters

    An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued their crackdown on Islamists. In December, the court had issued its preliminary verdict against … Continued

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges
29th Jan 2015

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges

[Photo: Sheikh Ali Salman denies all charges] Bahraini opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, arrested for allegedly trying to overthrow the kingdom’s regime, rejected the charge as his trial opened Wednesday, a judicial source said. The judge decided to keep Salman … Continued

US executes man despite disability claim
28th Jan 2015

US executes man despite disability claim

  A man has been executed in the US after a final appeal by his lawyers who said he was intellectually disabled was turned down. Warren Hill was killed by lethal injection in the southeastern state of Georgia. The 54-year-old … Continued

Egypt: Grand Mufti backs Brotherhood crackdown
28th Jan 2015

Egypt: Grand Mufti backs Brotherhood crackdown

  [Photo: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein]   The United Nations human rights chief voiced deep concern on Tuesday over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt … Continued

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe
22nd Jan 2015

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe

  A day after Amnesty International published a report on Europe’s collusion with the CIA’s torture program, the Council of Europe published its own shocking survey of abuse in detention centers across the continent. Guards in several European countries carried … Continued

US condemns ICC probe into Israeli war crimes
18th Jan 2015

US condemns ICC probe into Israeli war crimes

The United States joined Israel in condemning the International Criminal Court decision to open a preliminary probe Friday into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, blasting it as a “tragic irony.” ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said her office would conduct … Continued

ICC opens preliminary inquiry into Gaza war crimes
17th Jan 2015

ICC opens preliminary inquiry into Gaza war crimes

    [Photo: 18 members of a family killed in Gaza by Israeli bombing]   Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court said on Friday they had opened a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank, … Continued

Egypt:  Court overturns Mubarak’s prison sentence
14th Jan 2015

Egypt: Court overturns Mubarak’s prison sentence

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted president Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial. A lower court had handed down the jail term in May last year after convicting him … Continued

Bahrain summons Lebanon Ambassador over Nasrallah remarks
12th Jan 2015

Bahrain summons Lebanon Ambassador over Nasrallah remarks

    The Bahraini regime on Sunday summoned Lebanon’s ambassador to Manama over remarks made by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah regarding the arrest of a prominent Bahraini opposition leader. In a speech on Friday, Nasrallah criticized the Bahraini … Continued

Over 7,000 flee to Chad after violence in Nigeria
10th Jan 2015

Over 7,000 flee to Chad after violence in Nigeria

[Photo: Nigerian refugees arrive on Lake Chad islands in Niger after fleeing attacks in Doron Bagga in Borno state, Nigeria.]     UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): Around 7,300 Nigerian refugees fled attacks in northeastern Nigeria to Chad over the past 10 … Continued

Lebanon: Three Syrian refugees freeze to death in brutal storm
8th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Three Syrian refugees freeze to death in brutal storm

    Three Syrian refugees, including a five-year-old, have reportedly frozen to death in Lebanon as a major storm dumped snow and rain on the country, sources told Al-Akhbar on Wednesday. Three refugees, 5-year-old Majd Kheir al-Badawi, 33-year-old Ammar Ahmed … Continued

Bahrain extends detention of opp leader for second time
6th Jan 2015

Bahrain extends detention of opp leader for second time

  [Photo: A Bahraini citizen holds the picture of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of al-Wefaq opposition movement, during a protest against Sheikh Salman’s arrest in Manama, Bahrain on January 03, 2015. Anadolu/Ayman Yaqoob]   The head of the Bahrain’s main … Continued


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