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24 August 2016 14:55

  Foreign workers at a construction company in Saudi Arabia say they have not been paid for months, face possible imprisonment because their permits have not been renewed, and their employer is refusing to grant them permission to leave the oil-rich kingdom. The employees at Riyadh-based building firm United Seemac, which mostly does roadwork for the Saudi government, say they have not...

23 August 2016 14:08

  Authorities in the US state of North Carolina are investigating the death of an unarmed hearing and speech impaired man at the hands of a police officer. Daniel Kevin Harris, 29, was pulled over for a speeding violation last Thursday, but the officer shot him dead when he got out of the car and tried to communicate through sign language. According to police,...

22 August 2016 18:37

  A Yemeni military source disclosed that Saudi Arabia has attacked the civilians in Sana'a with chemical weapons, killing and injuring a number of people in the capital city's Ninth district. "A number of Yemeni people have been killed as a result of inhaling poisonous gases in the chemical attack," Military Expert Major General Abdel Sattar al-Sa'deh told FNA on Monday. He reiterated...

22 August 2016 18:27

  A major arms watchdog has lashed out at some signatories and parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), including the US, for their continued arms supply to Saudi Arabia, saying they should cut the sales of weapons as they are used on civilians in Yemen. “Every day, we are seeing the devastating impact of the sale of arms and ammunition for...

22 August 2016 15:00

  Hundreds of activists with the Black Lives Matter movement have taken into the streets of New York City to protest a surge in racist attacks and police violence against African-Americans. The protesters marched to the downtown area of Westhampton Beach on Sunday, carrying posters that had messages of unity and peace written on them. Outraged by the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black individuals...

18 August 2016 18:04

  Black people living in Britain are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, a new study has found, underscoring the widening social gap in one of the world’s most developed countries. The study, which was released by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on Thursday, also found that the UK police treated blacks unfairly and was...

17 August 2016 14:29

  Scores of demonstrators have taken to the streets in Bahrain in a show of solidarity with political prisoners and jailed activists. On Tuesday evening, protesters staged a rally in the island of Sitra south of the capital, Manama, carrying Bahrain’s national flags as well as banners in condemnation of the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty and Saudi Arabia’s Al Saud regime. The marchers...

16 August 2016 23:00

  A number of United Nations-appointed independent experts have called on the Bahraini regime to halt its heavy-handed crackdown on the country’s Shia community, stressing that it is in violation of basic human rights in the tiny Persian Gulf island. In a statement released on Tuesday, the UN specialists said the kingdom should stop “arbitrary” arrests and summons, and release those who put behind...

16 August 2016 22:49

  Human Rights Watch has called on the Jordanian government to ease the access of Syrian refugee children to education, saying thousands have been deprived of schooling just because they lack required paperwork. The HRW said in a detailed report on Tuesday that a series of obstacles is preventing Syrian children from going to school in Jordan. The report said restrictions imposed on...

15 August 2016 16:22

  Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Egyptian parliament to conduct an impartial investigation into the killing of hundreds of anti-government protesters in 2013. The rights group asked the parliament to pass a transitional justice law, allowing a new, impartial investigation into the killings "that will lead to accountability and fair compensation for victims' families." “Compensation for the mass killings of 2013, though...

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