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France: Lawmakers vote for sweeping powers to spy on citizens
6th May 2015

France: Lawmakers vote for sweeping powers to spy on citizens

[Photo: French Parliament]   French lawmakers have approved a new law that gives the state extensive powers to spy on citizens. The bill has been criticized by civil libertarians, but gained wider support in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo … Continued

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen
5th May 2015

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen

  The UN has asked the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to stop its strikes on airports in Yemen. The bombings hinder the delivery of aid and humanitarian personnel, the organization has said. The United Nations condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s … Continued

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes used illegal cluster munitions
3rd May 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes used illegal cluster munitions

[Generic photo of air force dropping illegal cluster bombs]   Beirut, (HRW): Credible evidence indicates that the Saudi-led coalition used banned cluster munitions supplied by the United States in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. … Continued

Yemen: Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, officials say
2nd May 2015

Yemen: Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, officials say

[Archive Photo: civilian destruction in Sana’a ] By Hakim Almasmari and Melissa Gray, CNN   Sana’a, (CNN): A series of Saudi airstrikes hit a hospital and medical camp in southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing at least 58 civilians and injuring … Continued

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death
2nd May 2015

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death

  The people of Baltimore deserve the truth, US President Barack Obama said Friday. His statement came hours after the state prosecutor announced that six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s [photo above] death were being charged. US President Barack Obama said … Continued

Pakistan: New Hajj application asks: ‘Are you Shia?’
1st May 2015

Pakistan: New Hajj application asks: ‘Are you Shia?’

    By Zahid Gishkori ISLAMABAD, (Tribune): Confirming that the conditions had been forward by Saudi Arabia, government officials responsible for making Hajj arrangements said, “Saudi Arabia will not entertain any Hajj application from aspirants that fail to specify whether … Continued

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia
1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued

Australia: UN condemns Australia for deporting Muslim scholar to Iran
30th Apr 2015

Australia: UN condemns Australia for deporting Muslim scholar to Iran

  AUSTRALIA violated the rights of an Iranian man forced from the country he had lived in for 16 years over vague national security concerns, a UN watchdog said. Australia’s decision to deny Mansour Leghaei a permanent visa “constituted arbitrary … Continued

UN suspends aid worker for leaking CAR sex abuse case
30th Apr 2015

UN suspends aid worker for leaking CAR sex abuse case

  The UN has suspended an aid worker believed to have leaked information about a sexual abuse investigation to French authorities. The case implicates French soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic. On Wednesday, details emerged of an investigation being … Continued

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death
30th Apr 2015

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death

  There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury. In Washington, a … Continued

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson
29th Apr 2015

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson

  A curfew enforced following two days of riots in the US city of Baltimore has been largely followed. Social media users and local media, however, have reported protests reignited violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities imposed the emergency seven-hour at … Continued

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray
28th Apr 2015

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

  A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic “thugs.” Tensions remained high on the streets of Baltimore into Tuesday … Continued

Pakistan: Activist’s murder spotlights army’s abuses in Balochistan
27th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Activist’s murder spotlights army’s abuses in Balochistan

  Pakistani military’s alleged rights abuses in western Balochistan province have come under scrutiny after the killing of activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi. Mahmud held a talk on the issue right before she was shot dead. The murder of Sabeen … Continued

Macedonia:14 illegal immigrants from Somalia, Afghanistan die in train accident
25th Apr 2015

Macedonia:14 illegal immigrants from Somalia, Afghanistan die in train accident

SKOPJE,  (Xinhua): At least 14 illegal immigrants were killed in a train accident late Thursday night near the central Macedonian town Veles, 50 km south of the capital Skopje. The group of some 50 illegal immigrants was walking on foot … Continued

Canada: John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table
25th Apr 2015

Canada: John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table

After former President Saleh called for reconciliation, John Kerry has urged the Houthi rebels to join peace negotiations. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes targeting the rebels this month. US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the … Continued

Italy arrests 2 survivors of Mediterranean migrant deaths
21st Apr 2015

Italy arrests 2 survivors of Mediterranean migrant deaths

  Italian authorities have arrested two of the survivors of a Mediterranean shipwreck in which around 800 migrants are thought to have died. Earlier, EU politicians pledged to do more to prevent such tragedies. News agencies cited senior Italian officials … Continued

EU leaders call emergency meeting after hundreds die in refugee shipwreck
20th Apr 2015

EU leaders call emergency meeting after hundreds die in refugee shipwreck

  European Union leaders have called for an emergency meeting after a ship carrying 700 refugees capsized off Libya. In the past two weeks, more than 1,000 refugees have died in their attempts to reach European shores. The EU’s foreign … Continued

Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program
18th Apr 2015

Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program

  The Ramstein airbase in Germany has been serving as the center of the US’ drone strikes in Africa and the Middle East, according to reports by Der Spiegel and the Intercept. The German government is aware of the program. … Continued

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey
17th Apr 2015

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey

    [AA Photo]   ASTANA / BRUSSELS: European Parliament vote that urged Turkey to use the centenary of the mass slaughter of Ottoman Armenians as an opportunity to “recognize the Armenian genocide” showcases the enmity against Turkey, President Recep … Continued

Libya: 400 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya
15th Apr 2015

Libya: 400 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya

  Survivors rescued from a migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya say up to 400 people traveling with them drowned in the accident. Authorities saved dozens from the vessel, which was en route to Europe. The boat … Continued


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