Tag: human rights

Egypt’s Sisi extends army power by taking charge of Gulf aid

Egypt’s Sisi extends army power by taking charge of Gulf aid

Mar 27, – One of several Gulf states to shower Egypt with cash and petroleum products after the army ousted elected Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Mursi, the UAE also looked ahead, seeking to bolster a system that could keep Islamists it sees as an existential threat from running the most populous Arab state. Egypt’s army […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Washington: Dramatic Rescue of 4-Year-old boy from mudslide

Washington: Dramatic Rescue of 4-Year-old boy from mudslide

Mar 26, – As the search for survivors in the Washington state mudslide enters its fifth day, a stunning video of a 4-year-old boy being pulled from the mud by helicopter has been released. The footage, taken on Saturday by the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, shows the boy, Jacob Spillers, airlifted from the dirt […]

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Mar 25, – The board of Iraq’s electoral commission resigned en masse on Tuesday in protest at political and judicial “interference”, throwing a general election due next month into disarray. The sudden decision comes with doubts already swirling over whether the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) could organise polling nationwide on April 30 with anti-government […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Chinese families slam Malaysia over lost plane

Chinese families slam Malaysia over lost plane

Mar 25, – Furious that Malaysia has declared their loved ones lost in a plane crash without physical evidence, Chinese relatives of the missing marched Tuesday to the Malaysian Embassy, where they threw plastic water bottles, tried to rush the gate and chanted, “Liars!” The Chinese government, meanwhile, demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian troops ‘overrun Ukraine’s Feodosia naval base in Crimea’

Russian troops ‘overrun Ukraine’s Feodosia naval base in Crimea’

Mar 24, – Russian troops used stun grenades to force their way into a Ukrainian marine base in Crimea early on Monday, overrunning one of the last symbols of resistance left after Moscow wrestled the peninsula away from Kiev, Ukrainian officials said. The Russians fired weapons as they charged into the compound in the port […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Venezuela prosecutor sees police ‘brutality’ in protest crackdown

Venezuela prosecutor sees police ‘brutality’ in protest crackdown

Mar 24, Caracas – Venezuela’s top state prosecutor yesterday said that security forces had committed “excesses” in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead. Maduro’s adversaries have accused the National Guard of brutally repressing the demonstrations, while the president says […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spain: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Madrid, over 100 injured

Spain: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Madrid, over 100 injured

Mar 23, – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.” Police arrested at least 29 protesters following the clashes which took place […]

March 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 killed, several others injured in new spate of attacks in Syria

7 killed, several others injured in new spate of attacks in Syria

Mar 22, – A source at the Police Command told that group opened fire at the bakery’s manager, Mohammad Baioun and chairman of the national reconciliation committee in al-Hameh, Hussam Skaf near the municipality building, killing the former while the latter was wounded by a gunshot. This is not the first attack against heads and […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian troops surround Crimea’s Belbek airbase, issue ultimatum

Russian troops surround Crimea’s Belbek airbase, issue ultimatum

Mar 22, – Russian troops have surrounded a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea and issued an ultimatum to forces inside to surrender, the deputy commander of the base in Belbek, near Sevastopol, said on Saturday. “The Russian troops at our aerodrome gave us an hour to surrender or they will start storming. We are going nowhere, […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Mar 21, Ankara – The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has been used to publish allegations of corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, went dark in Turkey late Thursday, just hours after the embattled leader threatened to “wipe out” the social network. In a tweet, Turkey’s president on Friday hit […]

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