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Thousands protest against Trump’s ‘fake’ national emergency on Presidents’ Day

Thousands of people have thronged the streets across the United States on Presidents’ Day to express their outrage at President Donald Trump’s declaration of a “fake” national emergency which is aimed at funding his controversial border wall. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the White House on Monday chanting, “Trump is the national emergency!” while others held up large letters spelling…

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News anchor: Israel turning troops into ‘human animals’

A leading Israeli news anchor has slammed the Tel Aviv regime for turning troops into “human animals” after new reports emerged about the abuse of Palestinians in detention. Channel 13 TV’s Oshrat Kotler made the remarks on Saturday night, commenting on Israeli forces brutally beating a handcuffed and blindfolded father and forcing his son to watch it. According to Haaretz, the Israeli soldiers slapped, punched and…

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Khashoggi’s body possibly burnt in oven at Saudi consul-general’s residency

Turkish police have discovered a tandoori oven at the Saudi consul-general’s residency in Istanbul, suggesting that the body of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been burnt. A police statement said Turkish police had found two wells and an oven inside the residency. “According to experts, the oven can heat up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, destroying any biological tissue and leaving…

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Zionist regime blocks planned UNSC visit to occupied Palestinian territories

Zionist regime has refused to allow the UN Security Council (UNSC) to visit the occupied West Bank for a close-up look at the situation on the ground after Tel Aviv decided to expel an international observer mission tasked with safeguarding Palestinians in the flashpoint city of al-Khalil (Hebron). Kuwait and Indonesia put forward the proposal for the visit to the…

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A six-year old child was beheaded in Saudi Arabia

A six-year old child has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia in front of his mother on a visit to the shrine of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Medina, according the human rights activists. According to Shia Rights Watch (SRW), in an tragic incident, a six year-old boy was beheaded in front of her mother after he was confirmed to be Shia.…

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Hamas holds Israel responsible for death of sick prisoner

  The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, on Wednesday held Israel responsible for the death of the Palestinian political detainee Fares Baroud in Israeli jails. Hamas in an official statement accused Israel of killing Baroud by refusing to provide him the necessary treatment despite all the medical reports confirming the serious deterioration in his health. Hamas said that the deliberate medical…

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Bahrainis determined to continue peaceful struggle for change: Al-Wefaq

As Bahraini people gear up to mark the eighth anniversary of their uprising against the ruling Al Khalifah regime on February 14, the country’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has reaffirmed its determination to continue peaceful rallies until its demands for political reforms are met. Al-Wefaq, which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity…

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Security Forces Continue Suppression of Civilians in Eastern S. Arabia, 5 Killed

 The Saudi security forces raided two towns in the Eastern province of al-Qatif, killing and wounding several civilians. The Arabic-language al-Manar news channel reported on Sunday that the Saudi soldiers attacked the towns of Um al-Homam and al-Jash in the Eastern parts of the country to allegedly chase some wanted individuals, killing 5 civilians and wounding a number of others.…

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Don’t send me to Bahrain: Refugee footballer in Thai jail

A Bahraini refugee footballer in Thai says he does not want be sent back to his homeland, as he arrives at a court in Bagkok to fight Manama’s extradition request. Hakeem al-Araibi arrived at the criminal court on Monday to launch a formal challenge against being sent back to his country of birth, where he says he may be subjected to…

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British lawmakers endorse reports on ‘torture’ of female activists in Saudi Arabia

Three British lawmakers have endorsed reports showing that over a dozen female activists detained since last May in Saudi Arabia have been subjected to “torture,” saying Riyadh could bear responsibility for the mistreatment. On Monday, Crispin Blunt, Layla Moran, and Paul Williams said they had found reports by international rights groups and news media pointing to the abuse to be…

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