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Saudi anti-regime activist says escapes fate not unlike Khashoggi’s

A Saudi political dissident says he avoided a destiny similar to that of renowned journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Arab kingdom’s consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul three and a half months ago. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Arabic news outlet Lebanon Debate, Maan al-Jaraba, the leader of the Saudi opposition group Harakat al-Karama…

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Digital tourism giants profiting from israeli war crimes: Amnesty

Amnesty International has slammed online tourism companies for offering services in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, saying they are actually contributing to the regime’s land theft and profiting from “war crimes” against  Palestinians. In a report published on Wednesday, the London-based rights group accused travel and booking firms – Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor – of fuelling human rights violations by listing…

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Social media users mock UAE after all-male group wins gender equality awards

Online social media users have poked fun at authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after it emerged that winners of its 2018 “Gender Balance Index” awards were entirely men. At an awards ceremony on Sunday, the UAE named the winners of the awards designed to display Abu Dhabi’s “commitment” to female empowerment and foster gender equality in government departments.…

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European Union denounces(?) brutal Bahrain regime’s ruling on Sheikh Salman

The European Union (EU) has censured a ruling by Bahrain’s Supreme Court to uphold a life sentence for prominent opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman as “a further step against dissenting voices.” Bahrain’s highest court on Monday upheld life sentences issued against Sheikh Ali Salman, who is the secretary general of the now-dissolved al-Wefaq movement, and two senior al-Wefaq leaders, Sheikh Hassan Sultan…

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Amnesty raps Bahrain for upholding life sentence for Sheikh Salman

  Amnesty International has blasted Bahrain for upholding a life sentence against prominent Shia cleric and opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman, describing the verdict as another blow to the freedom of expression in the country. The Court of Cassation in Bahrain on Monday confirmed life imprisonment sentences against the 53-year-old Sheikh Salman, who is the secretary general of the now-dissolved…

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Lebanese Paper: Fruitless Reforms, Increased Political Executions Result of King Salman’s Rule

A leading Lebanese paper said after 4 years of King Salman’s ruling over Saudi Arabia, political executions and unemployment have increased in the country and his reforms have proved fruitless. The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday that nearly 50 young men have been killed by the Saudi security forces in residential areas in al-Qatif province in Eastern Saudi Arabia…

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Hashemi ordeal mobilizes world against injustice in US

People have held rallies in several countries, including the United States, Canada, the UK and Pakistan against the US justice system after the eleven-day imprisonment of Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi. Protesters in Los Angeles, Toronto, London and Karachi on Friday condemned the detention of the African-American journalist, slamming mistreatment of the people of color in America.  14 15…

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Hashemi ordeal mobilizes world against injustice in US

  People have held rallies in several countries, including the United States, Canada, the UK and Pakistan against the US justice system after the eleven-day imprisonment of Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi. Protesters in Los Angeles, Toronto, London and Karachi on Friday condemned the detention of the African-American journalist, slamming mistreatment of the people of color in America.  …

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Iran supports Venezuela in face of US plots: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic supports the legal government in Venezuela and the country’s people in the face of all plots, particularly those hatched by the United States. The top Iranian diplomat made the remarks in a phone conversation with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Friday amid massive protests organized by the US in…

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Palestinian protester killed, 22 others hurt as hundreds protest at Gaza border

A young Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli fire and another 22 sustained gunshot wounds as hundreds of people staged demonstrations in multiple spots along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israeli-occupied territories for the 44th consecutive Friday.  The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, named the dead man as 25-year-old Ehab Atallah Hussein Abed, stating that he was fatally shot…

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