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India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case
26th Aug 2013

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case

  As the police made their final arrests in the Shakti Mill gang-rape case on Sunday, the photojournalist’s family thanked the public and the media for their support and appealed for privacy. Responding to the media glare, the family said … Continued

26th Aug 2013

US spied on UN: German weekly

BERLIN, (Xinhua): The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugged the video conferencing system at the UN headquarters in New York and cracked its encryption, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The tapping scheme succeeded in the summer of 2012, the … Continued

24th Aug 2013

US military jury sentences Bales to life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

A US soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of release for massacring 16 Afghan men, women and children last year. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales had pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. A military jury … Continued

Syria: UN seeks ‘clarity’ on chemical weapons claim in Syria
22nd Aug 2013

Syria: UN seeks ‘clarity’ on chemical weapons claim in Syria

  The UN Security Council has announced that it will seek “clarity” and a full investigation into the latest allegations of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian military, a claim the government denies. The current president of the Security … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks whistleblower Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

US Army Private and whistleblower Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged Wednesday for revealing secret information on American military activity. In a two-minute announcement of the verdict, military judge Colonel Denise Lind told Manning … Continued

Egypt: 52 Muslim Brotherhood detainees die in Egypt prison convoy
19th Aug 2013

Egypt: 52 Muslim Brotherhood detainees die in Egypt prison convoy

[Photo: Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest]   Police have cracked down on inmates en route to an Egyptian prison, according to officials. Dozens of detainees were reported dead. Authorities said police were trying to stop an escape by Muslim Brotherhood followers. … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Egypt: Riyadh, Amman back Cairo against ‘terrorism’

 [King Abdullah gives full support to the military regime in Egypt] RIYADH, (Arab News): Saudi Arabia and Jordan on Friday threw their support behind Egypt as it sought to restore law and order, with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Egypt: European Union plans ‘coordinated response’ to Egyptian violence

EU leaders have condemned the violent response to protests in several Egyptian cities, which have led to loss of life. Germany has joined the outcry, freezing its aid to Egypt as events unfold. Reports of fatal altercations between security forces … Continued

Egypt: 60 killed during pro-Mursi “Friday of Anger” protests increasing deaths to over 600
17th Aug 2013

Egypt: 60 killed during pro-Mursi “Friday of Anger” protests increasing deaths to over 600

  More than 60 people were killed across Egypt on Friday in clashes between pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters and security forces, according to tolls from witnesses, security sources and the health ministry. An AFP correspondent counted at least 19 bodies in … Continued

16th Aug 2013

Egypt: Int’l community calls for restraint in Egypt

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON/CAIRO, (Xinhua): The UN Security Council Thursday called on all parties in Egypt to “exercise maximum restraint” and put an end to violence in the Middle East country hours after U.S. President Barack Obama “strongly condemned” the steps taken … Continued

16th Aug 2013

Egypt: US ‘complicit’ in killings in Egypt

The US is caught in a position where it is effectively complicit with the brutal military repression in Egypt, say critics. But others say Obama is afraid to squander the last leverage he has – suspending aid. The United States … Continued

Egypt: 421 killed in violent military clampdown of pro-Morsi supporters
15th Aug 2013

Egypt: 421 killed in violent military clampdown of pro-Morsi supporters

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 421 people w ere killed and 3,572 others injured across Egypt in clashes between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the security troops, after the latter dispersed Wednesday two pro-Morsi sit-ins in the country, the … Continued

15th Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks US Army private Manning apologizes in court

The US army private who leaked thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks has apologized in court. Bradley Manning expressed regret for the first time as he took to the stand during his sentencing hearing. US soldier Bradley Manning addressed the … Continued

15th Aug 2013

Bahrain: Police fires tear gas at opposition protests

Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters on Wednesday, but there were no reports of casualties. A Reuters correspondent saw police dispersing the demonstrators, who had approached a barbed wire fence erected the night before on … Continued

15th Aug 2013

Egypt: ElBaradei resigns from government as Egypt declares state of emergency

Egypt’s interim vice president and Nobel peace prize recipient Mohammed ElBaradei sent a resignation letter on Wednesday, as Egyptian forces took control of a protest camp after a bloody crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi. In a resignation … Continued

14th Aug 2013

Brazil: Kerry defends U.S. spying on Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated during his visit to Brazil Tuesday the U.S. would continue to monitor individual and corporate communications in Brazil for security reasons. Kerry urged Brazil not to let the revelations … Continued

Egyptian forces start to clear pro-Morsi protest camp, over 40 killed
14th Aug 2013

Egyptian forces start to clear pro-Morsi protest camp, over 40 killed

[Photo: Alliance-dpa]   Security forces in Egypt have started clearing a sit-in in Cairo, where supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi have camped out for weeks, demanding his reinstatement. Preliminary reports suggest casualties. Police reportedly used tear gas at two … Continued

14th Aug 2013

Bahrain cages in villages with barbed wire ahead of rally

[S.Yousif  Almuhafda          @SAIDYOUSIF: #bahrain goverment is putting up barbed wire today morning around villages to prevent #tamarrodbh protest tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Z4tzpFHeyZ  12:07 PM - 13 Aug 2013] Bahraini forces on Tuesday used barbed wire to cage in entire villages one day … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Sicily: Bodies of six migrants found on the beach, dozens rescued

Six migrants have drowned off Sicily after the boat carrying them from Africa to Europe ran aground, while more than 100 others were saved. The incident comes as the number of people trying to make the passage grows. The bodies … Continued

10th Aug 2013

US: President Obama aiming to tighten up intelligence agency oversight

US President Barack Obama has said he will work with Congress to implement changes to the oversight of the National Security Agency. This comes amid a controversy over the NSA’s surveillance activities. President Obama told reporters at the White House … Continued

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