1 May 2016 8:19
The leader of a human rights body in Bahrain has called on the ruling Al Khalifah regime to free all opposition figures and political dissidents being held in various detention facilities across the Persian Gulf kingdom.
“We have gathered here today to welcome Sheikh Mohammed Ali Mahfouz. He is one of the great (opposition) figures, who was behind bars only because of...
28 April 2016 7:04
Two Palestinians were killed Wednesday by Terrorist Israeli troops near an Terrorist Regime army checkpoint, medical sources said.
According to a report by Xinhua News Agency, the Palestinian Health Ministry in the West Bank confirmed in an emailed press statement that a woman and a young man were shot dead by Israeli troops' gunfire outside the Israeli army checkpoint of Qalandia.
28 April 2016 6:30
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Egyptian police have arrested at least 382 people during recent protests against a controversial government decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.
The New York-based rights group said Wednesday that Egyptian security forces lawyers and activists as well as six foreign journalists were among those detained in the days leading up to and during...
27 April 2016 12:21
Al-Arabiya Organization for Human Rights in Britain warned of the escalated attacks of the Israeli organizations of the alleged Temple of Solomon at the Aqsa Mosque. It urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League to exert efforts to put an end to Israeli crimes.
In a statement on Tuesday, al-Arabiya organization highlighted the Israeli aggressive practices including the...
27 April 2016 11:43
Artist creates minimal rendering of Palestinian refugees plight on walls
An artist has found a unique way to recreate the story of Palestinians in the Al Hussein refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. He removes sections of peeling paint from the walls of houses to tell the story in a truly minimalist manner.
“By removing small areas of the 'skin' of...
26 April 2016 21:27
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26 April 2016 12:15
Turkey has barred the re-entry of a US journalist living and working in the country in the latest incident of Ankara denying entry or accreditation to foreign reporters.
David Lepeska, a freelance correspondent working with The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Foreign Affairs and other news outlets, told Reuters on Monday that immigration officers at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport notified him of an "entry ban" on his...
24 April 2016 21:01
Amnesty International says a Saudi human rights activist has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges related to his civil rights activities.
The London-based rights organization said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia's Specialized Criminal Court passed the ruling on Issa al-Hamid, adding that he is also banned from foreign trips for another nine years.
Al-Hamid is a senior member of the...
23 April 2016 10:30
The United Nations torture committee has called on Saudi Arabia to stop physical punishment, including flogging and amputations, in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
In its first review of Saudi Arabia since 2002, the committee that monitors the UN Convention against Torture also expressed concern about the abuse of bloggers, activists and human rights lawyers in Saudi prisons on Friday.
"Has Saudi Arabia...
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