31 October 2014 20:31
Protesters demonstrating against police brutality clashed with law enforcement Thursday in the French city of Rennes. Protesters also rallied in memory of Remi Fraisse, a 21-year-old who was killed on Oct. 26 when a concussion grenade fired by police struck him.
31 October 2014 18:15
Iran’s extensive efforts to improve the country’s human rights situation have faced serious challenges, including politically-motivated meddlesome policies, says an Iranian official.
The Islamic Republic has made significant achievements with regard to human rights situation in the recent years, said Secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani during an address at the 20th session of the Working...
30 October 2014 17:00
London-based charity organization Oxfam says the number of dollar billionaires has doubled worldwide since the financial crisis of 2008.
In its recent “Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality” report, Oxfam said that the number of billionaires around the world doubled to 1,645 over the past six years.
The report also said that the world’s 85 richest people, previously revealed to...
29 October 2014 17:42
More than one in four British children are living in poverty, the United Nations Children’s Fund has warned, saying that the number is rising due to harsh austerity measures imposed by the UK government.
In its Children of the Recession report, published on Wednesday, the UNICEF revealed that child poverty in the UK increased by 1.6 percent to 25.6 percent following...
29 October 2014 14:00
Amnesty International has condemned a decision by Bahrain to deport 10 dissidents arbitrarily stripped of nationality, calling on Manama to refrain from making the move.
The ten are among the 31 Shias whose citizenships were revoked in November 2012. They were never tried in a court.
“Arbitrarily depriving these Bahrainis of their nationality and forcing them out of Bahrain renders them ‘stateless’...
28 October 2014 16:06
A Bahraini defense lawyer said a court in the Persian Gulf island kingdom has issued an order suspending the activities of the country's main opposition group less than one month before parliamentary elections are to be held.
Lawyer Abdullah al-Shamlawi told The Associated Press that Tuesday's verdict means all of Al-Wefaq's activities would be frozen for three months.
The opposition group earlier...
28 October 2014 14:53
A new video footage shows brutality of US police against black people as eight police officers shot a mentally ill African-American man 45 times in Michigan.
The 49-year-old victim, Milton Hall, was killed by the officers in Saginaw in 2012.
The shooting aroused a local outcry and a federal investigation two years ago.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that released the video...
27 October 2014 19:58
Human rights organizations have called on Bahraini authorities to drop all criminal charges against two detained prominent human rights activists, Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al-Khawaja.
On Sunday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) urged the Manama regime to release the two activists immediately.
“These two courageous activists face years in jail for their peaceful...
27 October 2014 19:51
The ISIL Takfiri militants operating in Iraq have reportedly carried out a chemical attack on a residential area in the western part of the violence-stricken country.
According to local media reports, the commander of the rapid intervention forces in Iraq’s Anbar province, Shaaban Obaidi, said Sunday that the ISIL terrorists “fired seven shells filled with chlorine on the residential district” there.
27 October 2014 19:43
A young Kurdish boy and his sister were hiding in terror when the ISIS terrorists discovered the young girl, then raped and killed her!
Kurdish fighters later rescued the little boy who fell sobbing into their arms.
Its hard to imagine what a horrible moment the boy has gone through when they raped and killed his sister in front of his eyes!...
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