24 November 2015 7:10
Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has criticized Western countries for pursuing double standard policies on human rights.
The issue of human rights has been turned into a tool by some countries to create insecurity and instability, Larijani said in a meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal in Tehran on Monday.
He added that certain regional countries’ support has helped terrorist...
24 November 2015 7:07
Myanmar's military-backed government has rejected calls for granting citizenship to the country’s most persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar’s presidential spokesman and Information Minister Ye Htut said on Saturday that the administration would not grant the right of citizenship to the Rohingya Muslim community.
“Our government’s stance is that we wholly reject use of the term Rohingya,” the minister wrote on his Facebook...
23 November 2015 6:58
Human Rights Watch has censured Bahrain’s Al Khalifa regime for “mistreatment and torture” of detainees during interrogations.
In an 84-page report released on Sunday, the rights group said the techniques employed by the Bahraini regime violate Its “obligations as a state party to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture)...
22 November 2015 8:31
Zioist Manama regime is refusing to issue an ID card for the daughter of imprisoned Bahraini opposition figure and Shia cleric, Sheikh Ali Salman.
In tweets shared on Saturday, Salman’s wife, Alia Radi, said that even though her daughter, Sareh, was over one-year-old the Bahraini government refuses to issue official identification papers for her over her father’s incarceration.
She added that many...
18 November 2015 7:13
The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, warns that over 500,000 children in Yemen are facing severe life-threatening malnutrition.
"The stunting rates in Yemen are likely to go up. It means children do not reach their full height, but also that their cognitive capacities are affected, which becomes a permanent burden on the whole society," the head of UNICEF, Anthony Lake, said...
17 November 2015 14:46
More than 50 people were arrested during the second day of protests in Minneapolis over the shooting of a black man by a police officer during an apparent struggle.
Hundreds of people protesting 24-year-old Jamar Clark’s shooting blocked Interstate 94 on Monday night, shutting down the northbound lanes for about two and a half hours. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Schweigart...
17 November 2015 14:38
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the United Nations (UN) member states to vote in favor of a resolution on alleged rights abuses in Iran.
In a joint letter signed by 36 human rights and other organizations, the New York-based rights group on Monday urged the UN member countries to approve Resolution A/C.3/70/L.45 on the promotion of human rights in...
16 November 2015 14:16
A shooting in the US state of Minnesota prompted a protest by the group "Black Lives Matter" after a black man was killed by a police officer.
Some witnesses said the man was handcuffed when he was shot. Police have said their preliminary investigation shows the man was not handcuffed, but the investigation is ongoing, AP reported on Sunday.
Jason Sole, chair...
16 November 2015 14:01
Israeli naval forces have opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding two fishermen, Palestinian officials say.
Security authorities, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the fishermen sustained injuries when Israeli forces targeted Palestinian boats near the shores of the city of Beit Lahia on Monday morning, Arabic-language al-Aqsa satellite television network reported.
13 November 2015 16:20
African American college students complain of a subtle and prevalent form of racism on campuses across the US that has a corrosive effect but doesn't make headlines.
It's not always the racial slurs and other obvious acts of racism by white students, but the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities that minority students often suffer, according to a report by the Associated...
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