Tag: the human rights observers

Arvind Kejriwal faces poster war as he arrives in Varanasi

Arvind Kejriwal faces poster war as he arrives in Varanasi

Apr 15, – Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal arrived in the holy city for a month-long campaign on tuesday and was greeted with posters that accused him of being a ‘deserter’, an apparent reference to his resignation as Delhi chief minister within 49 days of taking charge. Kejriwal, who will fight the BJP’s prime […]

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine gives pro-Russians ultimatum to disarm or face military operation

Ukraine gives pro-Russians ultimatum to disarm or face military operation

Apr 14, – Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine’s government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings from the Kremlin. Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a […]

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Taiwan sunflower protesters set to end parliament occupation

Taiwan sunflower protesters set to end parliament occupation

Apr 10, – Taiwanese protesters ended their occupation of parliament Thursday, three weeks after taking over the main chamber to protest a contentious trade pact with China. “We came here with ideals, now we leave with more burden,” student leader Lin Fei-fan said at a press briefing shortly before dozens of demonstrators clad in black […]

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Iraq: 34 killed, 45 wounded as car bombs explode in Baghdad

Iraq: 34 killed, 45 wounded as car bombs explode in Baghdad

Apr 10, – The latest bout of violence ahead of the country’s first parliamentary elections since the 2011 U.S. troop withdrawal. Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens, officials said. No group immediately claimed responsibility […]

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Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Mar 30, – Residents of southern California were rattled by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon, the largest of more than 100 aftershocks following Friday’s 5.1 rumbler that caused light scattered damage around the Los Angeles area. Saturday’s quake rippled through an area near Rowland Heights, California, about 2:32 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological […]

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Twitter wins Turkish court case but site still blocked

Twitter wins Turkish court case but site still blocked

Mar 29, – In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that accuses a former minister of corruption, reports said Saturday. Turkey last week suspended access to Twitter, which has been a conduit for links to recordings suggesting […]

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rights group slams Syrian government for blocking aid access

Rights group slams Syrian government for blocking aid access

Mar 28, – By refusing to allow aid to cross opposition-held border crossings, the Syrian government “is undermining aid deliveries to hundreds of thousands of desperate people,” the group said. Syria has failed to comply with a UN resolution calling for unimpeded humanitarian access to civilians throughout the country, the Human Rights Watch group said […]

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russia defence minister says Ukraine troops loyal to Kiev left Crimea

Russia defence minister says Ukraine troops loyal to Kiev left Crimea

Mar 28, – Russia’s defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that all Ukrainian servicemen loyal to Kiev had left Crimea and the Russian flag was flying over all military sites on the Black Sea peninsula. Warships, war planes and other military hardware seized by Moscow will be returned to the Ukrainian army, Defense […]

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Venezuelan president Maduro falsely accuses three generals of plotting coup

Venezuelan president Maduro falsely accuses three generals of plotting coup

Mar 26, – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has added three generals to the growing list of people and entities he accuses of plotting against him. Maduro announced Tuesday that his socialist administration had brought three air force generals before a military tribunal on charges of plotting a coup amid the anti-government protests wracking the country. […]

March 26, 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 […]

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