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US: Tech companies clarify their roles in US PRISM data snooping
15th Jun 2013

US: Tech companies clarify their roles in US PRISM data snooping

Facebook and Microsoft have revealed thousands of data requests made by US authorities in 2012. The US has announced that it will provide more information on its controversial PRISM surveillance program to the EU In a statement, Facebook General Counsel … Continued

14th Jun 2013

India: UP: Lover’s family burns girl to death in front of panchayat

A woman was brutally assaulted and her daughter burnt alive in public view, and in the presence of the village panchayat, Uttar Pradesh Police said Friday. The incident occurred at Karahkol village of Deoria, 475 km from state capital Lucknow. … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Lebanon: Pregnant domestic worker hangs self

Al-Akhbar: An Ethiopian domestic worker committed suicide in the home of her employer in a town located in Mount Lebanon Wednesday, a security source said. Naifa Niska Dalalti, 23 years old, was found in one of the house’s bathrooms hung … Continued

Turkey: Demonstrators form a human chain to prevent friction with police
13th Jun 2013

Turkey: Demonstrators form a human chain to prevent friction with police

[The protests at Gezi Park have left a mark on all aspects of society, including the art world. With just a few months remaining until the 13th Istanbul Biennial, the primary focus of which will be the public domain as … Continued

13th Jun 2013

US whistleblower Snowden vows to fight possible extradition

Edward Snowden, the US man who revealed a secret scheme to monitor phone and internet data, has given his first interview since going to ground in Hong Kong two days ago. He vowed to resist any extradition attempt. In an … Continued

12th Jun 2013

Turkey: Police use tear gas and enter Taksim Square for second time in day

Istanbul, (Hürriyet Daily News): Riot police once again used tear gas and water cannon at around 8:20 p.m against protesters that had gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square June 11. Dozens of riot police were seen surrounding all the roads leading to … Continued

12th Jun 2013

France: EU parliament scrutinizes PRISM

European parliamentarians debating revelations over broad US Internet surveillance programs such as PRISM have criticized Washington and demanded that it treat private data of European citizens as confidential. The European Union’s justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, told European parliamentarians in Strasbourg on … Continued

Turkey: Two injured as police enter Taksim Square to ‘clear banners’
11th Jun 2013

Turkey: Two injured as police enter Taksim Square to ‘clear banners’

Istanbul, (Hürriyet Daily News)   [Riot police entered the Taksim Square for the first time in more than a week. AA photo ]   Riot police used tear gas and pressurized water to enter Taksim Square around 7.30 a.m. today, where Gezi … Continued

11th Jun 2013

India: Mumbai building collapse death toll climbs to 4

Mumbai, (PTI): With three more persons succumbing to injuries, the death toll in the Central Mumbai building collapse has risen to four, civic officials said today. The victims were identified as Mhaisani Baatliwala (75), Halima Sheikh (50) and Mobin Lakha … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Turkey: PM shelves mall plan on Gezi Park, wants end to protests

Istanbul (Hurriyet Daily News): The prime minister once again assures Taksim protesters that no mall will be built on Gezi Park. However, he signaled no step back from the construction of a historical barracks on the site. Turkish Prime Minister … Continued

7th Jun 2013

Turkey: More than 10,000 supporters greet Turkish PM in his return to Istanbul

Istanbul, (Hurriyet Daily News): More than 10,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan flocked to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport to greet him on his return from his four-day trip to North Africa in a show of solidarity with the country’s … Continued

US: US Internet giants scramble to reassure users amid snooping reports
7th Jun 2013

US: US Internet giants scramble to reassure users amid snooping reports

  Several American high-tech companies have scrambled to reassure users after a report that government agencies have been accessing their data. This follows a report about mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone calls. The report published by the Washington Post on … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Indonesia: Domestic violence on the rise in Aceh

[A staffer from the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) holds up copies of the biannual report of violence against women in Aceh, which was released in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)]   By Nadya Natahadibrata   Jakarta, … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Turkey: Gezi protesters say park must stay, demonstration restrictions should end

[Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç met on Wednesday with representatives of the Taksim Platform at the Prime Ministry building in Ankara. (Photo: Cihan, Emrullah Bayrak)] Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç met with representatives of the Taksim Platform, … Continued

5th Jun 2013

Turkey: Deputy PM apologises for excessive force used against peaceful protesters

  [Turkish President Abdullah Gül (R) had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç on Tuesday at the Çankara presidential palace in Ankara. (Photo: President’s Office)] Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has apologized for the … Continued

4th Jun 2013

Turkey: Protester shot dead in southern Turkey

[Protesters are seen in the southern province of Hatay on Monday night. (Photo: Cihan, Fazilet Candan)] Istanbul, (Todays Zaman): A 22-year-old protester was shot dead late on Monday during an anti-government demonstration in the southern province of Hatay, the provincial governor’s … Continued

4th Jun 2013

US: Bradley Manning accused of knowingly passing intelligence to enemy

  A US soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified military documents has gone on trial outside of Washington. The prosecution and the defense painted very different pictures of the character of the army private. In his opening statement at … Continued

Turkey: PM, protesters remain defiant in sixth day of Taksim demonstrations
3rd Jun 2013

Turkey: PM, protesters remain defiant in sixth day of Taksim demonstrations

There were destroyed vehicles, including police cars and buses, in Taksim Square in the morning of the sixth day of the protests that began against the demolition of Gezi Park.  (Photo: Cihan)  By Noah Blaser  Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): After nearly … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

Iraq says al Qa’ida chemical gas plot uncovered

Iraq’s defense ministry has said it uncovered an al Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas to attack Iraqi forces. The gas was allegedly also for transport abroad to use in Europe and the US. Five men built … Continued

Turkish police continue crackdown on demonstrators as protests spread
1st Jun 2013

Turkish police continue crackdown on demonstrators as protests spread

Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Police continued to clash with thousands of demonstrators in İstanbul and many other cities who took to the streets to who protested government plans prevent demolition of İstanbul’s Gezi Park and police’s violent crackdown on peaceful protests … Continued

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