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13th Dec 2013

Bangladesh: Execution of Abdul Qadir Molla, ‘a gross injustice’

JUST: The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) strongly feels that the execution of Abdul Qadir Molla, an opposition leader in Bangladesh, would be a gross injustice to humanity. Mr Molla has been convicted of mass killing and other … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Syria: Winter storm “Alexa” sweeps across Middle East, affecting refugees

A strong winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East Thursday, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing already miserable Syrian refugee camps with snow. The nearly three-year-old conflict in Syria has killed an estimated 120,000 people … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Malaysia: Unconstitutional to redefine Islam as ‘Sunni’ in constitution, lawyers say

By Boo Su-lyn   Kuala Lumpur : It would be unconstitutional to specify “Islam” in the Federal Constitution as the Sunni denomination as it violates the basic structure of the law of the land, several legal experts told Putrajaya. Criticising the … Continued

5th Dec 2013

India: UP turns its back on Muzaffarnagar’s gang-rape victims

By Furqan Ameen Siddiqui   Muzaffarnagar, (Hindustan Times): Sixteen killed, six gang-raped, 24 accused – but not a single arrest has taken place even two months after the horror of riots visited Fugana village in Muzaffarnagar. The women of the … Continued

5th Dec 2013

US: NSA tracks billions of records on mobile phone locations daily

  The US National Security Agency collects nearly 5 billion records each day on mobile phone locations around the world, including those of Americans, the Washington Post has reported, citing documents from Edward Snowden. The records are added to a … Continued

4th Dec 2013

Poland faces ECHR in Strasbourg over CIA prison

  Poland has declined to tell the European Court of Human Rights whether it hosted a secret CIA jail. Rights campaigners say the case could help dismantle the wall of secrecy around extraordinary rendition. For the first time, judges questioned … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Bahrain arrests human rights activist for “inciting hatred” against the monarchy

Bahraini human rights defender Hussain Jawad was arrested on Saturday over allegations of inciting hatred against the government, his organization confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. Hussein Jawad is a human rights activist, and Chairman of European-Bahraini Organization for Human … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Saudi Arabia: More than 50,000 Ethiopians leave in migrant crackdown

Ethiopia has flown home over 50,000 citizens in Saudi Arabia after a crackdown against undocumented immigrants in the oil-rich state, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. “We projected the initial number to be 10,000 but it is increasing,” foreign ministry spokesman … Continued

25th Nov 2013

India: 93 schoolgirls sexually harassed aboard Patna train

A group of 93 schoolgirls travelling on a train from Patna to Dhanbad were sexually harassed for more than four hours in the wee hours of Sunday. The students along with three women teachers from Carmel School in Dhanbad and … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Shi’a Muslim community rejects Lahore High Court judicial commission on anti Shi’a violence

KARACHI, (Express Tribune): Political entities representing the Shia community have rejected the judicial commission formed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the Rawalpindi incident, and demanded that no less a person than the chief justice himself should lead the … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

UK: Police make domestic slavery arrests

Three women have been rescued by police after thirty years of domestic slavery in a south London house. Two arrests have been made. Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home. One … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

US: Washington has “nothing to apologize for” in Afghanistan

Washington’s UN representative Samantha Power said Thursday Afghanistan is owed no apology for US actions in the country since the overthrow of the Taliban 12 years ago. “We have nothing to apologize for. Our soldiers have sacrificed a great deal,” … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Pakistan: 2.3m children remain out of school in Balochistan

The number of ghost and dysfunctional schools in Balochistan is reported to be more than 6000. -Photo by Syed Ali Shah The number of ghost and dysfunctional schools in Balochistan is reported to be more than 6000. -Photo by Syed … Continued

19th Nov 2013

Germany: Merkel says U.S. spying claims threaten transatlantic ties

BERLIN, (Xinhua): German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that transatlantic ties, including the negotiations on a free trade deal, are being tested by the alleged extensive U.S. spying in Germany and Europe. “The transatlantic relationship and also the negotiations for … Continued

12th Nov 2013

Saudi Arabia: 17,000 illegals surrender in Riyadh

By Md Rasooldeen Riyadh, (Arab News): Nearly 17,000 illegal foreigners, including women and children, have surrendered to Riyadh police until Monday evening. Riyadh police spokesman Brig. Gen. Nasser bin Saeed Al-Qahtani said: “Arrangements will be made to deport them immediately … Continued

11th Nov 2013

Germany: Telecoms plan shielded European Internet

Deutsche Telekom says the scandal over US and British eavesdropping has prompted German providers to contemplate an inner-German or inner-European Internet. Data would no longer be routed and stored via other continents. Germany’s state-backed Telekom confirmed on Sunday that German … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Qatar “reacting” to criticism of mistreating migrant labourers

Qatar will amend its widely criticized labor practices, according to world soccer chief Sepp Blatter after talks with Qatari officials. Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup was “not reversible,” he added. After meeting senior officials on Saturday, including Emir … Continued

8th Nov 2013

Britain’s spy chiefs accuse Snowden of damaging operations

[Sir Robert John Sawers, chief of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) EPA] London, (Voice of Russia): The heads of the three British spy agencies, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ have appeared before a televised parliamentary committee for the first time. They … Continued

8th Nov 2013

Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying resolution at UN General Assembly

Brazil and Germany have presented a resolution to the UN General Assembly calling for an end to undue electronic spying. The document urges all countries to extend internationally guaranteed rights to privacy. Revelations of surveillance of foreign leaders by the … Continued

6th Nov 2013

NSA, GCHQ spy on Middle East via Cyprus

US and British spy agencies rely on a data transmission center in Cyprus to intercept phone and Internet records from users in the Middle East, new reports showed Tuesday. Investigation by three European news publications used documents leaked by former … Continued

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