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30 August 2015 23:12

A new poll in the UK shows its democracy is faltering to deliver since as many as two-thirds of Britons believe they have barely any or no power at all over government laws, taxes and spending. According to the ‘People and Power’ survey published by The Independent on Sunday, most citizens feel they have too little say in a country that...

29 August 2015 13:04

  Amnesty International, a leading human rights group, has called on the British government to ‘show some basic humanity’ toward war migrants seeking refuge in the United Kingdom. Amnesty’s latest call follows the release of the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) data detailing asylum applications received by the government over the past years. The critics have urged the UK government to end...

29 August 2015 13:03

  Germany has reinstated a ban on public gatherings in the flashpoint eastern state of Saxony, which has witnessed violent clashes during anti-refugee demonstrations over the past few days. An administrative court in Saxony’s capital, Dresden, had ruled on Friday that an earlier prohibition imposed on protests in the region was “clearly illegal.” However, a few hours later, an appeals court reinstated the ban...

28 August 2015 18:45

  United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have been slammed by an international rights group for torturing a Libyan-Canadian on suspicion of having links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization. Amnesty International said on Friday that Salim al-Aradi is in serious condition and needs quick medical treatment. Aradi is "believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated in custody," the rights group said in...

28 August 2015 14:15

  Egyptian rights advocates say another activist opposed to the incumbent military-backed government has died in prison, bringing to 14 the number of such deaths in the North African country. Human rights activists said Khaled Zahran was pronounced dead on Thursday shortly after admission to a hospital in the central Egyptian city of Asyut, situated 375 kilometers (233 miles) south of the capital, Cairo. The prisoner, whose health condition had gravely...

28 August 2015 11:33

Since the onset of 2015, there has been an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States, according to a website called Mass Shooting Tracker. As of August 26, the year’s 238th day, there have been 247 instances of mass shootings reported in the US. The shocking revelation comes hot on the heels of the on-air shooting of Reporter...

28 August 2015 8:56

Issa Qaraqe, head of detainees and ex-detainees committee, disclosed that torture operations of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have increased by 200% since mid of 2014. Qaraqe told a Polish delegation, visiting the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees in Ramallah, that the operations of torture in Israeli prisons are conducted under the supervision and by direct instructions of Israeli government and...

28 August 2015 8:53

Egyptian rights advocates say another activist opposed to the incumbent military-backed government has died in prison, bringing to 14 the number of such deaths in the North African country. Human rights activists said Khaled Zahran was pronounced dead on Thursday shortly after admission to a hospital in the central Egyptian city of Asyut, situated 375 kilometers (233 miles) south of the...

28 August 2015 8:52

Several international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have called on the Bahraini regime to immediately release human rights activist, Abduljalil al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike for the past 160 days. On Thursday, a total of 41 NGOs called on the international community, the United States and the European Union in particular, to press the Al Khalifa regime for Singace’s freedom. The appeal...

27 August 2015 17:32

  Austrian police have discovered the dead bodies of up to 50 migrants piled up in a truck parked on a highway leading from the border with Hungary. Police said Thursday that between 20 and 50 bodies were found in the truck which was apparently abandoned a day earlier on a parking strip along the highway in the eastern Burgenland State.   Hans Peter Doskozil, the chief of Burgenland police, told...

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