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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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As repression rises, Saudis pack up and leave

Increasingly more Saudi Arabians are leaving their home country and filing for asylum abroad in recent years, as repression rises in the kingdom, especially under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a report says. In a report on Sunday, CNN used data from the United Nations (UN)’s Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, to show how the number of Saudi Arabians leaving their country and…

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Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi arrives in Iran after detention in US + Video

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi, who was jailed in the US without charge for days and later freed amid public outcry, has arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran. Hashemi arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday night and was welcomed by her relatives and colleagues. The journalist, a 59-year-old American-born Muslim convert who has lived in Iran for years,…

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Yemen’s Ansarullah movement draws praises by sending ill Saudi soldier back home amid ongoing Saudi massacres

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has set free an ailing Saudi prisoner on humanitarian grounds, in a move that could boost ongoing UN-led efforts to end the bloody Saudi-led war against the country and broker peace there. Head of Yemen’s National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, Abdulqader al-Mortadha, said on Tuesday that Ansarullah leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi had ordered the release of the Saudi trooper, identified…

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