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European Parliament clears way for UAE Schengen visa exemption

European Parliament clears way for UAE Schengen visa exemption

Oct 22, – Brussels: The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has voted with overwhelming majority in favour of listing the UAE among nations to be granted visa-free access to Schengen countries. Sulaiman Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to the European Union, said that the vote is a huge diplomatic achievement for […]

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tensions rise as Saudis fear US ‘going soft’

Tensions rise as Saudis fear US ‘going soft’

Oct 16, – The Arab Spring is causing tensions in one of the Middle East’s most enduring alliances – between the United States and Saudi Arabia. And the cracks are beginning to show over Syria, Egypt and Iran. It’s not often that not making a speech is taken as an affront. But when Prince Saud […]

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Palestinian Mother hangs mentally challenged daughter

Palestinian Mother hangs mentally challenged daughter

Sep 15, Ramallah: A mother has admitted to beating her mentally challenged daughter before hanging her to death. The confession came after the mother turned herself in to the Palestinian Police. It is alleged that the daughter was mentally challenged and was murdered after her mother found out that she was pregnant. This family honour […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mexico train crash: Five dead from ‘La Bestia’ accident

Mexico train crash: Five dead from ‘La Bestia’ accident

Aug 26, – At least five people are dead after a cargo train notorious for transporting Central American migrants hoping to reach the US derailed in southern Mexico, authorities have said. Officials said at least 35 people were injured, 16 gravely. It is feared the death toll could rise. An unknown number of people were […]

August 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Human Rights News update: Syrian opposition claim deadly ‘toxic gas’ attack

Human Rights News update: Syrian opposition claim deadly ‘toxic gas’ attack

Aug 21, BEIRUT — Syrian anti-government activists accused the regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that killed at least 200 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus, part of a fierce government offensive in the area. The attack coincided with […]

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More