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US: Former US VP Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques
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

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

US: CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture
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

Oman arrests human rights activist
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

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

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran
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

US publishes CIA torture report
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

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

Russia: Publishing house on fire in Grozny rebel clash
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

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

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