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3rd Jul 2013

Pakistan: 18 people killed by US drone attacks in N Waziristan

NORTH WAZIRISTAN, (Dawn, The News): Unmanned US drones fired missiles in North Waziristan, killing eighteen people, sources said late Tuesday night.   According to sources, the drones attacked a residential compound and a vehicle in  Miramshah town, Danday Darpa Khel … Continued

3rd Jul 2013

Austria: Bolivia says president’s jet diverted over Snowden ‘rumor’

Bolivia’s foreign minister has said President Evo Morales’ plane was denied clearance over French and Portuguese airspace, forcing it to land in Vienna. He said this followed a “lie” that Edward Snowden was on board. Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

India urged to grant political asylum to Edward Snowden

New Delhi, (ACHR): Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today urged the Government of India to grant political asylum to Mr Edward Snowden, a former technical contractor of the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States. According to Wikileaks, Mr … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

Bahrain acquits police who tortured medics

A Bahraini court acquitted on Monday two police officers on trial for torturing six doctors during the 2011 uprising against the monarchy, a judicial source said. The two officers had been accused in March 2011 of having “used force, torture, … Continued

30th Jun 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian army kills 2 civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, J & K, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): Indian army allegedly shot dead two youth and wounded three others in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday. The killings took place in village Markundal, Sumbal of Bandipora district, around 38 km north of … Continued

30th Jun 2013

Ethiopia: AU calls for eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025

ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua): The African Union (AU) on Saturday called on all stakeholders to have the will and determination for ending hunger on the African continent. The remarks were made at the opening of a multi-stakeholder meeting on Saturday at … Continued

29th Jun 2013

Thailand: Rape, abduction claims link officials to Rohingya trafficking

By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison A Phuketwan Special Investigation: PHUKET: Claims of rape and abduction being made by a group of Rohingya women and children have exposed for the first time a link between the human trafficking trade north … Continued

28th Jun 2013

Saudi Arabia: Thousands protest at funeral of man killed by police

Thousands of Shias protested against Saudi Arabia’s ruling al-Saud family at the funeral of a wanted man shot dead by police, a killing that ended months of relative calm in the kingdom’s Eastern Province. At least 20 people have been … Continued

28th Jun 2013

UAE: Prisoners systematically tortured and mistreated in “UAE 94″ case

By Chris Benoist A group of political prisoners detained in the United Arab Emirates has been tortured and systematically mistreated while in custody, a report by three human rights organizations revealed Thursday. NGOs AlKarama, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Russia: Snowden remains stranded in Russian airport as Ecuador asylum may take months

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden remained stranded on Wednesday for the fourth straight night in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport, while Ecuador said its decision on his asylum could take no less than two months. The U.S. fugitive … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Shi’a Muslims under attack across the globe

  By Murtaza Haider   Dawn: From Cairo to Peshawar, Shias are under attack by Sunni militants. The sectarian warfare targeting Shias has left thousands dead. The rest of the world watches silently as Muslims self-destruct in sectarian wars. Earlier … Continued

China: Riots in Xinjiang region leave dozens dead
26th Jun 2013

China: Riots in Xinjiang region leave dozens dead

More than two dozen people have died in clashes with police in China’s western Xinjiang region. The riots are the deadliest since the 2009 clashes between Muslims and Han Chinese population there. Clashes between armed gangs and police erupted Wednesday … Continued

26th Jun 2013

Russia: Putin says US whistleblower free to leave Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that US whistleblower Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of a Moscow airport. Putin denied allegations that Russian intelligence agencies had worked with Snowden. Russian President Putin told reporters during a trip to … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Snowden elusive, Germany queries Britain’s Tempora tapping program

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remains elusive after missing his aircraft booking from Moscow to Cuba. Germany, meanwhile, wants answers from Britain on an alleged spy program called “Tempora.” Aeroflot flight SU150 left Moscow on Monday bound for Cuba without … Continued

24th Jun 2013

India: Four arrested in Karnataka student rape case

Udipi, (Agencies): ref=”http://adnet.affinity.com/adlink/5359/2823994/0/170/AdId=4397975;BnId=2;itime=57452868;key=News;kvafseq=1;kvreqseq=1;kvuniqimp=6a722bc9008746559497203eb46ac4ce0624;kvrit=1372057452513;nodecode=yes;link=http://us-ads.openx.net/w/1.0/rc?cs=51c0180f94422&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://us-ads.openx.net/w/1.0/ai?auid=440967&cs=51c0180f94422&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” border=”0″ alt=””></a>    Four people were taken into custody in connection with the rape of a fourth year MBBS student in Udipi on June 21, Karnataka Minister for Home KJ Geroge said on Sunday. Speaking to … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Snowden running, US asks Russia for help, scolds Hong Kong

The White House expects Russia to “look at all options available” to extradite Edward Snowden to the United States to face espionage charges. The former security contractor is reported to be seeking asylum in Ecuador. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Hong Kong: Snowden leaves Hong Kong

The former US intelligence official Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, a media report says. It comes after US officials contacted Hong Kong to request his extradition. The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

US charges, seeks extradition of alleged NSA-leaker Snowden

Officials have charged Edward Snowden and demanded his return to the United States. The former NSA employee allegedly leaked details about a top-secret surveillance program, sparking public uproar across the US. Prosecutors filed a sealed criminal complaint against Snowden and … Continued

21st Jun 2013

India: Death toll from building collapse near Mumbai rises to 7

MUMBAI, (Xinhua): Death toll from the building collapse near Mumbai has risen to seven while 14 injured people were rescued from the debris, said police on Friday. The three-storey building in Thane city which was built 35 years ago collapsed … Continued

20th Jun 2013

Bahraini teen activist faces up to 80 years in prison

Al-Akhbar: A Bahraini court sentenced an 18-year-old opposition member, Akbar Ali al-Kishi, to 10 years in prison Wednesday over charges of blowing up gas cylinders, family and activists said, adding that the young activist faces several more decades of imprisonment. … Continued

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