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21 May 2017 22:42

  African American Congressman Al Green has been threatened with lynching after he called for US President Donald Trump’s impeachment over his multiple scandals. Green, a Democratic Representative from Texas, became the first lawmaker on Wednesday to call for Trump’s impeachment following revelations that the Republican president had pressured former FBI chief James Comey to drop the investigation into General Mike Flynn,...

21 May 2017 22:34

  Iran has censured a verdict by a court in Bahrain to sentence distinguished Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, to a suspended one-year jail term, expressing serious concern about the intensification of security approaches in the tiny Persian Gulf state. "The Bahraini government is pursuing a tribal and sectarian approach and seeks to challenge definitive rules of religion by leveling unfounded accusations against...

20 May 2017 12:15

  A US grand jury has voted not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an African American boy last year. The Franklin County grand jury ruled Friday that officer Bryan Mason, who shot dead Tyre King, 13, on September 14, was not guilty. Mason shot the teen after he pulled a BB gun that looked like a real firearm during a...

20 May 2017 12:08

  People in Bahrain have poured onto the streets of the northern village of Abu Saiba to express their solidarity with prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim ahead of his trial by the regime. Demonstrators carried posters bearing the pictures of Sheikh Qassim during the march on Friday, urging the Manama regime to end its persecution of the clergyman and other pro-democracy...

20 May 2017 11:41

  An armored vehicle belonging to the Saudi military has reportedly exploded in the besieged Shia town of Awamiyah, which has been under attack by regime forces over the past days. According to Taqreed al-Ahrar news website, all those on board the military vehicle were killed after it exploded in Awamiyah, located in the Qatif region of Eastern Province, on Friday. The exact reason...

19 May 2017 14:11

  A prominent human rights group has criticized the Donald Trump administration for an immigration bill that would essentiallycriminalize the presence of millions of unauthorized immigrants in the US. “This bill offers no new ideas to address a broken immigration system, but instead revives a parade of unworkable and unjust ideas that have been rejected before,” Grace Meng, senior US researcher at...

18 May 2017 15:49

  Saudi regime forces have launched a fresh wave of shelling attacks against a besieged town in Saudi Arabia’s Shia-populated Eastern Province, as a fierce crackdown on protesters there enters its second week. Saudi troops, equipped with heavy weapons, carried out an offensive against Awamiyah, located some 390 kilometers northeast of the capital, Riyadh, late on Wednesday, firing a full array of...

16 May 2017 16:02

  International organizations, including the United Nations (UN) and the Red Cross, say the Saudi-led war on and embargo against Yemen are behind a cholera epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 180 people in the impoverished country so far. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said 11,000 confirmed cases of cholera had been reported in the country,...

16 May 2017 16:00

  A Jewish lawmaker at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says Jews can freely practice their religion in Iran and have always enjoyed better living conditions in the Islamic Republic than in Europe. “Generally speaking, the Jews’ condition in Iran has always been better than in Europe. In our country’s history, there was never a time when all Iranians had the same religion,...

15 May 2017 16:00

  A Saudi town has entered the sixth day under "siege" from the kingdom’s security services, with several people reportedly killed in clashes between police and protesters.  Saudi forces started their attack on Awamiyah on May 10, using gunships and heavy weapons. The city in the Eastern Province has a large Shia population. The Saudi regime says the aim of the raid is to allow the demolition...

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