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Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport
1st Sep 2014

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport

      Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested on Saturday at Bahrain’s international airport when she tried to visit her imprisoned father, fellow Bahraini activists said. Khawaja was traveling back to Bahrain to visit her father, jailed … Continued

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint
19th Aug 2014

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

    The governor of the US state of Missouri has lifted a curfew in a St. Louis suburb after a week of unrest over the police shooting of a black teenager. President Barack Obama has appealed for restraint from … Continued

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri
18th Aug 2014

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

  Authorities in Missouri have re-imposed a curfew amid unrest over the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown. State Governor Jay Nixon has condemned the release of footage indicating Brown took part in a robbery. Officials on Sunday imposed a … Continued

US: Police fire smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
17th Aug 2014

US: Police fire smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

    Police in the US town of Ferguson, Missouri, have fired smoke canisters to disperse some 200 protesters defying a midnight curfew. Many residents remain angry at the recent police killing of a black teenager. Acting in defiance of … Continued

US: Anger after Missouri police name officer who shot black teenager
16th Aug 2014

US: Anger after Missouri police name officer who shot black teenager

    Information released by police was met with skepticism after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, which sparked outrage and put the spotlight on racial tension and police conduct. Police in the US … Continued

UK: Strasbourg: UK disenfranchisement violates Europe law
13th Aug 2014

UK: Strasbourg: UK disenfranchisement violates Europe law

The European Court of Human Rights has overruled Britain’s prohibition on voting by prisoners. The Strasbourg-based court found, however, that the 10 inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to compensation. The Strasbourg court agreed 5-2 that the UK … Continued

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima
6th Aug 2014

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima

    [Picture provided by Japan's Association of the Photographers of the Atomic (Bomb) Destruction of Hiroshima on results of the US nuclear bomb]   Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The city’s mayor called … Continued

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says case against him ‘political’
3rd Jul 2014

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says case against him ‘political’

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied that he broke the law after being charged with corruption-related offences. He said the country’s legal system was being used for political purposes. Sarkozy denounced what he called the “political interference” in the … Continued

Lebanese man jailed nine months for beating wife
2nd Jul 2014

Lebanese man jailed nine months for beating wife

  [This YouTube video grab shows Tamara Harisi at Beirut’s Al-Zahraa Hospital after she was brutally attacked by her husband.]   A Lebanese man charged with beating his wife has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined about … Continued

Italian coastguard finds 30 dead migrants in fishing boat
30th Jun 2014

Italian coastguard finds 30 dead migrants in fishing boat

  The Italian coastguard has found the corpses of 30 migrants in a boat off the coast of Sicily. Over the weekend, authorities rescued more than 1,600 people making the perilous journey from North Africa to Europe.   Italian rescuers … Continued

Kuwaiti Instagram vigilantism: Hunting for runaway domestic workers
20th Jun 2014

Kuwaiti Instagram vigilantism: Hunting for runaway domestic workers

[A cartoon depicting a maid chained to a woman happily chatting on her telephone was posted to Mn7asha's Instagram. Mn7asha was started to hunt down runaway migrant workers in Kuwait. (Source: Instagram)] Yazan al-Saadi Al-Akhbar: On June 7, a Kuwaiti … Continued

US: More US executions since botched job in April
18th Jun 2014

US: More US executions since botched job in April

    [Photo: Death chamber in US]   Two US states have carried out executions after last-minute Appeals were denied. These were the first since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.  Late Tuesday, a court denied an appeal … Continued

India: Police gang-rape woman inside police station in UP
12th Jun 2014

India: Police gang-rape woman inside police station in UP

    By Haider Naqvi Hindustan Times: A woman who had gone to find out the reason of her husband’s arrest was allegedly gangraped by three policemen, including a sub inspector and two constables, inside a police station in this … Continued

Kenya: Prominent Muslim scholar killed in Kenya
11th Jun 2014

Kenya: Prominent Muslim scholar killed in Kenya

  [Photo: Mohamed Idris, 64, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was shot dead by gunmen in Mombasa, Kenya] By Mohammed Yusuf NAIROBI, (VOA): Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Muslim cleric in Mombasa — the … Continued

UK: Angelina Jolie spearheads London summit against rape in war zones
11th Jun 2014

UK: Angelina Jolie spearheads London summit against rape in war zones

Actress Angelina Jolie has called for “real commitment” and “proper protection for vulnerable people” to bring an end to sexual violence in conflict zones. The four-day summit in London even attracted papal interest. Angelina Jolie on Tuesday said she hoped … Continued

Sudanese mother facing apostasy death sentence ‘to be released soon’
1st Jun 2014

Sudanese mother facing apostasy death sentence ‘to be released soon’

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, who gave birth to a daughter in custody this week, may receive a reprieve. A Foreign Ministry official has said that he expects “her to be released soon.”  An under-secretary in the … Continued

Italy: At least 3,000 migrants cross into Italian waters
1st Jun 2014

Italy: At least 3,000 migrants cross into Italian waters

      Within 24 hours, Italian authorities have seen thousands of asylum seekers nearing their coastline near Sicily. Most of the refugees were said to be Syrian and Egyptian.  The Italian navy confirmed on Saturday that roughly 3,000 asylum … Continued

Pakistan Ulema Council declares ‘Honor killing’ un-Islamic
31st May 2014

Pakistan Ulema Council declares ‘Honor killing’ un-Islamic

    [Photo: CII member Tahir Ashrafi. Photograph by Minhaj Ahmed Rafi for Newsweek] Newsweek Pakistan: The Pakistan Ulema Council, led by Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, on Friday issued a fatwa declaring so-called “honor killings” un-Islamic and inhuman. Reacting to the … Continued

India: Badaun gang-rape more gruesome than Dec 16 Delhi rape case
31st May 2014

India: Badaun gang-rape more gruesome than Dec 16 Delhi rape case

  [Photo: Villagers and policemen gather at the spot where two teenage cousins were found hanging from a mango tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh] Badaun, (PTI): Family members of the two teenage cousins who were gang-raped and hanged, on … Continued

India: Public outrage in India grows after new rape cases
31st May 2014

India: Public outrage in India grows after new rape cases

      Public outrage has grown in India after a series of rape crimes. Two police officers have been fired for failing to investigate the disappearance of two teenage girls, who were later raped and found hanging from a … Continued

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