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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

5th Aug 2013

Morocco king revokes pardon granted to Spanish paedophile

RABAT, (Xinhua): Morocco’s King Mohamed VI has revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish paedophile, official MAP news agency reported Sunday. The king “has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Fina,” said a statement published by … Continued

Lebanon: Over 665,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon
5th Aug 2013

Lebanon: Over 665,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, (Xinhua): The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has exceeded 665,000 with a surge of about 20,000 refugees compared to last week’s estimates, the UN refugee agency said on Sunday. The UN Higher Council for Refugees (UNHCR) said the … Continued

4th Aug 2013

German prosecutors looking into US, UK snooping allegations

Revelations about the surveillance activities of US and British intelligence agencies in Germany could be about to spark a federal investigation. Prosecutors aren’t yet sure whether there is enough evidence for a case. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has issued an … Continued

4th Aug 2013

Morocco police violently disperses protests over pedophile pardon

Riot police broke up a protest by hundreds of Moroccans late on Friday against a royal pardon for a Spanish pedophile serving a 30-year sentence for raping and filming children as young as four. In running clashes with the demonstrators, … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Germany cancels Cold War-era surveillance pact in wake of spying revelations

Germany has cancelled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the US and Britain. The largely symbolic move comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government faces mounting criticism for its complicity in spying programs. “The cancellation of the administrative agreements, which we … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Russia: Snowden ‘leaves Moscow airport and enters Russia’

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has thanked Russia after being granted asylum, and left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. US-Russia talks scheduled for September are now in doubt. Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly … Continued

Iraq: July deadliest month in Iraq in more than five years
2nd Aug 2013

Iraq: July deadliest month in Iraq in more than five years

Violence killed around one thousand people in July, government and United Nations figures show, making it Iraq’s deadliest month since 2008 when the country was emerging from a bloody sectarian conflict. Bombings ripped through crowded cafes and mowed down worshipers … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Bangladesh: Security forces kill protesters

Human Rights Watch: Bangladeshi security forces have frequently used excessive force in responding to street protests, killing at least 150 protesters and injuring at least 2,000 more since February 2013. While large numbers of protesters have been arrested, the Bangladeshi … Continued

1st Aug 2013

US releases NSA documents amid fresh Snowden reports

The US government has released declassified documents showing the extent of the collection of telephone data by the NSA. Meanwhile, there were fresh revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The three documents, which US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said … Continued

31st Jul 2013

US: Bradley Manning found guilty of espionage but not aiding the enemy

Bradley Manning has been convicted of most of the criminal counts against him, including espionage, but has not been found guilty of aiding the enemy. That charge would have carried a maximum life sentence. Manning was found guilty of espionage … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Russia: 263 Central Asians detained at “Prayer House” in Moscow suburb

MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti): More than 260 people from Central Asia were detained Saturday at a “prayer house” in a Moscow suburb, police and a human rights advocate said. A Moscow region police official told RIA Novosti that police raided a house … Continued

30th Jul 2013

US: Over 100 children rescued in FBI sex trafficking raids

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Monday 105 children involved in sex trafficking and exploitation have been rescued in 76 cities across the United States over the weekend. The FBI said at a press conference that the … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Minor gang-raped in Kishtwar, two held

Jammu & Kashmir, India, (Greater Kashmir): Two persons were arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday. Protests rocked the district against the incident. The incident took … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Germany: Demonstrations against NSA spying as Berlin appoints cyber commissioner

People have taken to the streets across Germany to protest against NSA spying. Berlin, meanwhile, has appointed a diplomat to defend Germany’s interests in cyberspace in the face of the NSA scandal. Thousands of people took to the streets of … Continued

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