30th Dec 2014

Bahrain detains head of al-Wefaq opposition movement

AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar:  Bahraini authorities on Sunday detained the head of the kingdom’s main opposition group after he was summoned for questioning over unspecified and unknown violations. The Interior Ministry said in a statement Sunday that Sheikh Ali Salman – … Continued

29th Dec 2014

Bangladesh: Anti-Govt protests turn fatal

  [Photo: Sheikh Hasina And Khaleda Zia] A nationwide strike called by an alliance of Bangladesh’s opposition political parties has turned fatal. Tensions are rising ahead of the first anniversary of controversial elections. A female school teacher was killed Monday … Continued

27th Dec 2014

Mexico holds rallies over missing students

(AFP, AP, Reuters): Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Mexico City to commemorate the disappearance of 43 students three months ago from the city of Iguala. The pupils were likely massacred by a police-backed militia. TThe Friday demonstrations … Continued

27th Dec 2014

Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants during Christmas

    The Italian navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday, a day after hundreds of … Continued

24th Dec 2014

India: Conversions come to Delhi on Christmas day

    [Youth Congress activists in Noida protest against the BJP and its ideological mentor, RSS, following the alleged forced conversion of around 300 Muslims to Hinduism in Agra earlier this month. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)   By Vikas Pathak   … Continued

24th Dec 2014

India: Assam attack: Toll rises to 40

  [Adavasi men stand guard after houses belonging to Bodos were burnt down in Tenganala village, Sonitpur district, Assam, on Wednesday. Photo:Ritu Raj Konwar]   The Hindu: The toll in the series of attacks by suspected Bodo militants belonging to NDFB-S … Continued

23rd Dec 2014

Bahrain: Prominent activist reveals Bahraini officers tortured activist

Al-Akhbar President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab revealed Monday gruesome details of the torture endured by an activist in Thailand, where three Bahraini officers forced him on a plane back to the kingdom, online publication Bahrain … Continued

14th Dec 2014

US: Former US VP Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques

    In a television interview, former US vice president Dick Cheney has defended CIA interrogation methods used after 9/11. He said he ‘would do it again in a minute.’ Appearing on the NBC Sunday ‘Meet the Press’ program, Cheney … Continued

13th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Five infants die in Larkana hospital due to lack of oxygen supply

  By Shahid Tufail   KARACHI, (Dawn): At least five infants died on Saturday in the Chandka Medical College Hospital children’s ward in Larkana due to lack of oxygen supply. Four infants were said to be new-born babies whereas one … Continued

13th Dec 2014

US: CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture

[Cartoon by www.marxist.com] Ali Haydar (Al Akhbar): This is no joke. The United States relied on Israeli precedents and Tel Aviv’s violation of human rights to justify the torture of detainees by its own intelligence agencies, as was revealed in … Continued

13th Dec 2014

Oman arrests human rights activist

  [Human Rights activist Saed Jadad arrested]   Omani authorities have arrested a human rights defender who led protests in the sultanate in 2011, a regional rights group said Friday. Security forces arrested Saed Jadad Wednesday at his home in … Continued

13th Dec 2014

US: World reacts to CIA torture report with anger, apathy

    A scathing US Senate report on the CIA’s torture of detainees as part of the so-called “War on Terror” spurred condemnation from US allies and enemies alike, and was seen by many as proof of American hypocrisy. The … Continued

11th Dec 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Wednesday on unknown charges, her husband said, weeks after she was barred from practicing for three years. The couple’s car was surrounded by intelligence agents on a highway … Continued

10th Dec 2014

US publishes CIA torture report

  The US Senate has released a report detailing the CIA’s interrogation methods under the Bush administration. Some praised the importance of the report, while others doubted its truthfulness. After the release on Tuesday of a 500-page report illustrating in … Continued

9th Dec 2014

UNICEF: 230 million children living in war-torn countries in 2014

[Israeli forces, including soldiers disguised as Palestinians, violently arrest a Palestinian child in occupied Jerusalem on October 24. Anadolu Agency / Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu] The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday with … Continued

4th Dec 2014

Russia: Publishing house on fire in Grozny rebel clash

  A building in Chechnya has been set alight hours after rebels killed three police officers. The North Caucasus republic still faces a Muslim insurgency more than two decades after a war between Moscow and separatists. More than six hours … Continued

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

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

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

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


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