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6th Sep 2013

“UAE 94″ detainees on hunger strike over prison mistreatment

Eighteen jailed United Arab Emirates nationals are on hunger strike in protest at what they say is ill-treatment following their conviction of plotting to overthrow the government, an activist said on Thursday. The activist source, who is close to the … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Bahrain: Opposition slams setup of pan-Arab human rights court

Bahrain’s main opposition group has criticized an Arab League decision to set up a pan-Arab human rights court in Manama, saying the Gulf Arab state was the “black hole of human rights.” US-allied Bahrain’s human rights record has come under … Continued

5th Sep 2013

British inquiry on Iraq war atrocities reveals disturbing witness testimony

A British soldier saw his platoon sergeant fire automatic rifle rounds into the twitching bodies of two Iraqi gunmen lying on the ground during a battle in 2004, he said in a written witness statement released on Wednesday. In his … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Zimbabwe suffers worst food shortages in 4 years: UN agency

HARARE, (Xinhua): Zimbabwe is bracing for the worst food shortages in four years that one in every four Zimbabweans in rural areas are expected to need food support, a UN agency said Tuesday. Citing a new study, the UN World … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Brazil Senate Committee to probe US spying

BRASILIA, (Xinhua): Brazil’s Senate formed an Investigative Parliamentary Commission Tuesday to follow up on reports that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on President Dilma Rousseff. “We intend to protect national sovereignty,” said Senator Vanessa Graziotin, of the Communist … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

French foreign ministry tapped by NSA, says German magazine

A German magazine has said that the NSA spied on the electronic communications of the French foreign ministry. This comes as France looks to be the most likely ally to join the US in a military strike against Syria. A … Continued

1st Sep 2013

India: Delhi gang-rape: braveheart’s kin say ‘still hope for justice’, want to meet Sonia, Rahul

New Delhi, (PTI): Though unhappy with the decision of the Juvenile Justice Board, family members of the 23-year-old woman gang-raped on December 16 last year have not lost all hope of getting justice. They are planing to meet Congress president … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Three children found chained in ex-minister’s house

  [Shahida and her sister are undergoing treatment at the Jinnah Hospital. - Photo by White Star.] By Asif Chaudhry LAHORE, (Dawn): Police arrested on Friday a former federal minister belonging to the PML-Q, Liaquat Abbas Bhatti, shortly after recovering from … Continued

29th Aug 2013

Tanzania admits child labor in gold mines

  The Tanzania government says it is committed to cracking down on child labor in gold mines, calling the practice a “serious problem.” Its response follows a Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed on … Continued

28th Aug 2013

Facebook report reveals depth of data requests

Governments around the world issued around 25,000 requests for information about Facebook users in the first half of this year. Facebook has published its first report on the matter; Washington fielded the most requests. Released on Tuesday, the report showed … Continued

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case
26th Aug 2013

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case

  As the police made their final arrests in the Shakti Mill gang-rape case on Sunday, the photojournalist’s family thanked the public and the media for their support and appealed for privacy. Responding to the media glare, the family said … Continued

26th Aug 2013

US spied on UN: German weekly

BERLIN, (Xinhua): The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugged the video conferencing system at the UN headquarters in New York and cracked its encryption, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The tapping scheme succeeded in the summer of 2012, the … Continued

24th Aug 2013

US military jury sentences Bales to life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

A US soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of release for massacring 16 Afghan men, women and children last year. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales had pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. A military jury … Continued

Syria: UN seeks ‘clarity’ on chemical weapons claim in Syria
22nd Aug 2013

Syria: UN seeks ‘clarity’ on chemical weapons claim in Syria

  The UN Security Council has announced that it will seek “clarity” and a full investigation into the latest allegations of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian military, a claim the government denies. The current president of the Security … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks whistleblower Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

US Army Private and whistleblower Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged Wednesday for revealing secret information on American military activity. In a two-minute announcement of the verdict, military judge Colonel Denise Lind told Manning … Continued

Egypt: 52 Muslim Brotherhood detainees die in Egypt prison convoy
19th Aug 2013

Egypt: 52 Muslim Brotherhood detainees die in Egypt prison convoy

[Photo: Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest]   Police have cracked down on inmates en route to an Egyptian prison, according to officials. Dozens of detainees were reported dead. Authorities said police were trying to stop an escape by Muslim Brotherhood followers. … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Egypt: Riyadh, Amman back Cairo against ‘terrorism’

 [King Abdullah gives full support to the military regime in Egypt] RIYADH, (Arab News): Saudi Arabia and Jordan on Friday threw their support behind Egypt as it sought to restore law and order, with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Egypt: European Union plans ‘coordinated response’ to Egyptian violence

EU leaders have condemned the violent response to protests in several Egyptian cities, which have led to loss of life. Germany has joined the outcry, freezing its aid to Egypt as events unfold. Reports of fatal altercations between security forces … Continued

Egypt: 60 killed during pro-Mursi “Friday of Anger” protests increasing deaths to over 600
17th Aug 2013

Egypt: 60 killed during pro-Mursi “Friday of Anger” protests increasing deaths to over 600

  More than 60 people were killed across Egypt on Friday in clashes between pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters and security forces, according to tolls from witnesses, security sources and the health ministry. An AFP correspondent counted at least 19 bodies in … Continued

16th Aug 2013

Egypt: Int’l community calls for restraint in Egypt

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON/CAIRO, (Xinhua): The UN Security Council Thursday called on all parties in Egypt to “exercise maximum restraint” and put an end to violence in the Middle East country hours after U.S. President Barack Obama “strongly condemned” the steps taken … 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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