Tag: human rights observer

Egypt’s interim leader Mansour vows to protect nation

Egypt’s interim leader Mansour vows to protect nation

July 19, – Mansour on Thursday vowed to protect the country from those keen to see the country fall into “chaos,” appealing for reconciliation between different political groups. Egyptian President Adly Mansour has told citizens that the country is living through a “defining moment.” Mansour vowed to restore stability and said that there was no […]

July 18, 2013 | By More
Human rights: Deadly blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut

Human rights: Deadly blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut

July 09, BEIRUT  — The powerful blast in a bustling commercial and residential neighborhood came as many Lebanese Shiites began observing the holy month of Ramadan, and is the worst explosion to hit the area in years — likely direct fallout of the civil war raging in neighboring Syria. A car bomb rocked a stronghold […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Observers: Captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship on trial in Italy

Observers: Captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship on trial in Italy

July 09, GROSSETO, Italy  — The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun in a theater converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims who want to see justice carried out in the 2012 tragedy. The trial has opened and […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Ex-UN nuclear chief Al Baradei chosen as Egypt’s interim PM

Ex-UN nuclear chief Al Baradei chosen as Egypt’s interim PM

July 06, AP – Cairo: Liberal opposition leader Mohammad Al Baradei has been chosen as Egypt’s new prime minister. The Tamarod campaign made the announcement on Saturday after talks with the country’s interim president. A military source confirmed to AFP that the former UN nuclear watchdog chief was to be sworn in as prime minister […]

July 6, 2013 | By More
Ukraine- Protesters storm police HQ after officers implicated in brutal rape

Ukraine- Protesters storm police HQ after officers implicated in brutal rape

July 02, KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Angry residents in a town in southern Ukraine stormed the local police headquarters after authorities refused to detain one of two police officers implicated in the brutal gang-rape of a young woman. Channel 5 footage showed men throwing stones and then storming the gates of a police unit in […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Obama tours Island prison cell of Nelson Mandela

Obama tours Island prison cell of Nelson Mandela

July 1, AP – Obama paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, by taking his family on a tour of the island prison where the ailing anti-apartheid leader spent 18 of his 27 years imprisoned. US President Barack Obama has visited Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell during the Cape Town leg […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Iran’s supreme leader: Nuclear solution ‘easy’ with US, allies

Iran’s supreme leader: Nuclear solution ‘easy’ with US, allies

June 27, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are his first on the nuclear issue since the presidential election earlier this month of Hasan Rouhani, who supports direct talks with Washington. It suggests Khamenei also could endorse bolder diplomacy by Tehran if talks resume with world powers. Iran’s supreme leader said […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
US, Saudi united on Syria

US, Saudi united on Syria

June 25, JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — “Syria is facing two things -unprecedented genocide and a foreign invasion,” al-Faisal said. Kerry, on a trip through the Mideast and Asia, says the U.S. remains convinced that an international conference offers the best chance to bring about a political solution. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
US secretary Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push

US secretary Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push

June 25, AP – Kerry will spend several hours in the western city of Jeddah consulting with the leadership of the Kingdom, which has been outspoken in its opposition to embattled Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. US Secretary of State John Kerry headed Tuesday to Saudi Arabia in hopes of coordinating support for Syria’s rebels […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

June 25, AP – Militants targeted the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday morning, with a succession of blasts heard along with the sound of shooting. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul. A series of explosions and gunfire were heard outside the heavily-guarded building. Kabul’s police […]

June 25, 2013 | By More