US: Police make arrests in US protests over ‘chokehold’ death
4th Dec 2014

US: Police make arrests in US protests over ‘chokehold’ death

  A decision not to indict an officer implicated in the death of an unarmed black man in New York has prompted protests, followed by arrests. The US Attorney General has announced a federal civil rights investigation. The Wednesday grand … Continued

Bahrain: Prominent activist Maryam al-Khawaja sentenced to one year
2nd Dec 2014

Bahrain: Prominent activist Maryam al-Khawaja sentenced to one year

A Bahraini court on Monday sentenced in absentia prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja to one year in jail for assaulting police officers, her lawyer said. Mohammed al-Jishi told AFP that the verdict was announced in Khawaja’s absence, who said on … Continued

Algeria: two protesters killed in clashes with police
30th Nov 2014

Algeria: two protesters killed in clashes with police

    Two demonstrators were killed when clashes broke out late on Friday between riot police and residents demanding better living conditions in southern Algeria, residents and a hospital said. Riots over public housing and services are common but rarely … Continued

Ghana: Over 3,000 Ghanaian children die annually from diarrhea
29th Nov 2014

Ghana: Over 3,000 Ghanaian children die annually from diarrhea

  ACCRA, (Xinhua): More than 3,000 children in Ghana die every year from diarrhea caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, WaterAid Ghana said in a report. Globally, 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea … Continued

UN calls on US to comply with anti-torture treaty, stop ‘racial profiling’
29th Nov 2014

UN calls on US to comply with anti-torture treaty, stop ‘racial profiling’

  [Photo: Heavily armed police advance through a cloud of tear gas during protests in Ferguson] The UN torture watchdog has lambasted the United States for police brutality and harsh prison conditions. A report said the country needed to improve … Continued

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters
27th Nov 2014

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters

    A Bahraini court has sentenced two former inmates who escaped from Jau prison in April and four accomplices to up to 15 years in prison, Northern Governorate Attorney General Hussein al-Bouali said in a statement on Tuesday’s sentencing. … Continued

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail
27th Nov 2014

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail

  [Photo: Students of Cairo University march during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17, 2014. Anadolu / Stringer]   An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 78 minors between two and five years in prison for taking part in … Continued

US: Ferguson braces for more protests as officer Darren Wilson speaks out
26th Nov 2014

US: Ferguson braces for more protests as officer Darren Wilson speaks out

  [Photo from a tweet:  Paul Lewis        ✔ @PaulLewis Follow Police car smashed up, windows smashed, sound of dogs barking, scuffles breaking out. #Ferguson 3:57 AM – 26 Nov 2014]   Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is continuing for a second night, … Continued

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector
26th Nov 2014

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector

  A building in Egypt’s capital in which two floors had been added illegally collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday. Last month, Egypt’s Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egypt … Continued

US: Looters set fire to buildings after grand jury decision
25th Nov 2014

US: Looters set fire to buildings after grand jury decision

    [Photo: Firefighters work on extinguishing the burning Little Ceasar’s restaurant in Ferguson on Monday night] Fires have broken out at several local shops in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Violent protests began after a grand jury decision … Continued

Bahrain strips three citizens of their nationality ahead of elections
21st Nov 2014

Bahrain strips three citizens of their nationality ahead of elections

    A court jailed three Bahrainis on Thursday and stripped them of their nationality for allegedly planning an attack against the Bahraini police, a judicial source said, a few days ahead of parliamentary elections. The men were jailed for … Continued

India: Delhi University girl killed by parents after inter-caste wedding
20th Nov 2014

India: Delhi University girl killed by parents after inter-caste wedding

[Photo: Bhawna Yadav died three days after she married Abhishek Seth New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): November 16 was the day Abhishek and Bhawna’s friends had planned to celebrate the couple’s union. Instead, they spent the day searching for Bhawna only … Continued

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids
19th Nov 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    [Photo: Blatter has filed a criminal complaint in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar]   FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption case has taken a surprising turn, with President Sepp Blatter filing … Continued

UAE: Amnesty reports activists’ ‘ugly reality’ in UAE
19th Nov 2014

UAE: Amnesty reports activists’ ‘ugly reality’ in UAE

    Amnesty International on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is hosting a Formula One race this weekend, of repression it said is the “ugly reality” behind the glitz and glamor of the event. In a report … Continued

India: Doctor arrested for Bilaspur sterilisation deaths
13th Nov 2014

India: Doctor arrested for Bilaspur sterilisation deaths

    By Pavan Dahat The Hindu: “I am being blamed for the deaths, which is incorrect. They should arrest the Chief Medical Officer of Bilaspur and District Health Officer,” Dr. R.K. Gupta said after his arrest. The doctor who conducted … Continued

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang Muslims
8th Nov 2014

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang Muslims

    [PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and PM of China Li Keqiang] BEIJING, (APP | Reuters): Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime … Continued

Palestine: Despite calling it a “war crime,” ICC won’t prosecute Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara
7th Nov 2014

Palestine: Despite calling it a “war crime,” ICC won’t prosecute Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) will not launch a prosecution over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a “reasonable basis” to believe war crimes were committed, the chief prosecutor … Continued

Pakistan: Gujrat policeman kills Shia Muslim in custody alleging blasphemy
6th Nov 2014

Pakistan: Gujrat policeman kills Shia Muslim in custody alleging blasphemy

      By Zaheer Abbas Sial   GUJRAT, (Dawn): A police officer on Wednesday night murdered a detained man with an axe, later alleging that the man had committed blasphemy. 45-year-old Jhang resident Syed Tufail Haider was arrested a day … Continued

Pakistan: 50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death
6th Nov 2014

Pakistan: 50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death

[Shama and her husband Shahzad Masih burnt to death by villagers] Afzal Ansari KASUR, (Dawn): Police arrested on Wednesday 50 villagers who were part of a mob which reportedly burnt alive a Christian couple in a brick kiln in Kot … Continued

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU
4th Nov 2014

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU

  Is it a storm in a teacup or a real problem? Britain is struggling with the question of immigration from other EU states. A media report over alleged comments by Chancellor Merkel has heated up the debate.   In … Continued


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