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7th Oct 2013

Italy seeks immigration rethink as Lampedusa death toll mounts

Divers have recovered many more bodies after a migrant boat tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Italy and France are both seeking greater European cooperation on immigration. A further 83 bodies were recovered on Sunday after the tragedy in … Continued

6th Oct 2013

Italy: Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy as survivors mourn dead

France has called for an urgent meeting of EU countries following a shipwreck tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa, in which hundreds are feared dead. Italy’s coastguard has denied it was too slow to help. On Saturday, French prime … Continued

Italy: Hundreds feared dead off Lampedusa
4th Oct 2013

Italy: Hundreds feared dead off Lampedusa

Searchers continue to find bodies off Italy’s Lampedusa island after the sinking of a migrant boat. The toll stands at at least 110, but it’s feared 300 people may have died in one of Europe’s worst recent sea disasters.  The … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

ICC issues arrest warrant for Kenyan journalist for ‘influencing’ witnesses

The International Criminal Court has called for the arrest of a Kenyan journalist who allegedly bribed witnesses. The court has never before issued a warrant on suspicion of interference with justice.  A high-profile international trial linked to post-election violence in … Continued

1st Oct 2013

Bahrain jails another 37 activists for up to 15 years

A Bahraini court on Monday jailed 37 activists for up to 15 years for carrying out “terrorist crimes” in the kingdom, home to a two-year-old uprising, a judicial source said. The ruling comes one day after the court sentenced 50 … Continued

Nigerian president condemns college killings
30th Sep 2013

Nigerian president condemns college killings

DAMATURU, (Xinhua): Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday condemned the dastardly terrorist attacks in northeast Yobe State that claimed more than 40 lives. Speaking in a televised media chat in Abuja, the nation’s capital city, President Jonathan extended sincere condolences to … Continued

30th Sep 2013

Bahrain jails 50 activists for up to 15 years

A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced 50 protest activists, many of whom were denied access to a lawyer and gave confessions under torture, to lengthy jail terms on terrorism-related charges, a rights group said. Separately, two police officers who were … Continued

28th Sep 2013

Sudan: Death toll unclear as Sudanese protesters return to the streets of Khartoum

Thousands of people have again taken to the streets of Khartoum and other Sudanese cities to protest against fuel price hikes. Dozens have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces. The protesters poured out onto the streets of … Continued

28th Sep 2013

Bahraini police clashes with opposition protesters

Police clashed with protesters in a Bahraini village ahead of a demonstration called to demand the release of a prominent former MP, the interior ministry and witnesses said Friday. “Police were the target of a terrorist act of Molotov cocktails … Continued

27th Sep 2013

Bahrain Center for Human Rights receives human rights award

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, whose founder and director are both jailed, won Norway’s Rafto Prize for rights defenders Thursday for its fight against repression in the Gulf state. The award would “turn the spotlight on systematic violations of … Continued

26th Sep 2013

Sudan: 29 killed as demonstrators clash with police

  Sudan has been hit by a deadly wave of protests against the government’s lifting of a popular fuel subsidy. Internet across the country was reportedly shut down, as police fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators. At least 29 people … Continued

20th Sep 2013

Bahrain: Five people sentenced for throwing petrol bombs

A Bahrain court on Thursday jailed five people for periods up to 10 years after convicting them of attacking a government building with petrol bombs, a judicial source said. Three defendants were sentenced to 10 years in prison, and two … Continued

18th Sep 2013

Brazilian President Rousseff cancels US visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off an upcoming meeting with President Barack Obama amid allegations of US spying in Brazil. The rift threatens to reverse improved relations between the two trading giants. The office of Brazilian President Rousseff released … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Three women slain on FR Kohat Jirga order

KOHAT, (The News): A woman, who had fled away from her house, along with her two accomplices was executed on the order of Jirga held here, Geo News reported on Monday.   Sources said that the women coming from Jawaki … Continued

15th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Four arrested in Lahore rape case

[The kidnapper(s) threw the girl on the green belt outside the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.. Photo courtesy: FJMC/Ganga Ram Hospital] LAHORE, (Dawn): Police teams investigating the rape of a five-year-old girl took four suspects into custody for interrogation on Saturday … Continued

13th Sep 2013

India: ‘Women raped by rioters in Muzaffarnagar’

By Rajesh Kumar Singh   Lucknow, (Hindustan Times) : Women have been raped and molested by rioters in Muzaffarnagar, but are too scared to complain, according to a police official in the western Uttar Pradesh district located barely 125 km northeast … Continued

One third of world’s food wasted each year, UN says
12th Sep 2013

One third of world’s food wasted each year, UN says

Approximately one third of the world’s food is wasted each year, the United Nations has said in a new report. The uneaten food amounts to 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide produced annually. Some 1.3 billion tons of food are … Continued

11th Sep 2013

ICC: Kenyan Deputy President Ruto pleads not guilty to ICC charges

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has pleaded not guilty to charges of crimes against humanity. His trial in the International Criminal Court began on Tuesday, with his lawyer calling for the case to be thrown out. . Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta … Continued

10th Sep 2013

Kenyan Deputy President Ruto departs for looming ICC conflict

  Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has left for The Hague to face the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity. His trial begins Tuesday amid doubt over Kenya’s cooperation with the ICC. Ruto is charged with playing a … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Kenya’s parliament votes to withdraw from the International Criminal Court

Kenya’s parliament has voted to tell the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. The vote comes before the country’s president and deputy president face trial in The Hague. The parliament in Nairobi, which is dominated by the alliance … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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