Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: AMNESTY

Amnesty: Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies

:: Amnesty International said on Thursday a US-led coalition campaign to oust ISIS from Syria’s Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages. The rights group also said

Amnesty report details Tehran’s crackdown against rights activists

:: Amnesty International has called on the international community, and in particular the EU, to speak out against the “outrageous treatment” of human rights activists in Iran. In a damning report published on Wednesday, the rights group said Iran’s judicial

Hundreds queue up to benefit from amnesty in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of expats with residency and labor violations thronged passport department (Jawazat) offices across the Kingdom on Wednesday, the first day of a three-month amnesty period allowing these violators to leave the Kingdom without paying any fines or facing any

Amnesty to Assad: ‘Reveal the truth about executions’

Amnesty International responded on Monday to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s dismissal of the recent report published by the organization on the mass hangings and executions at Syria’s Seydnaya military prison. “In his interview [with Yahoo News] President Bashar al-Assad repeatedly

Syria carried out mass hangings at military prison

The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place between 2011 and 2015, but

Amnesty: Up to 13,000 executed at Syria jail in 4 years

The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place between 2011 and 2015, but

Hundreds forced out of Iraq’s Kirkuk after ISIS attack: Amnesty

Hundreds of families have been driven out of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk in apparent retaliation for a recent attack by ISIS, Amnesty International said on Monday. Authorities in the Kurdish-controlled city demolished the homes of hundreds of Arab residents

Egypt’s security forces disperse small protests against Sisi

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and arrested scores of people to disperse small protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, deterring what activists had hoped would be large demonstrations, witnesses and security sources said. Earlier this month, thousands

Amnesty says Turkey illegally sending Syrians back to war zone

Turkey has illegally returned thousands of Syrians to their war-torn homeland in recent months, highlighting the dangers for migrants sent back from Europe under a deal due to come into effect next week, Amnesty International said on Friday. Turkey agreed

Egypt forces 32 judges to retire over Mursi ouster

Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council on Monday forced 32 judges into retirement for having opposed the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013, officials said. Mursi was deposed by then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and

Amnesty accuses Turkey of ‘collective punishment’ in Kurdish southeast

Turkey security forces are subjecting residents of Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey to “collective punishment” with military operations backed by curfews, Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing the army of “recklessly” using excessive force. Turkey has imposed successive curfews over the last

‘World neglects plight of Syrian refugees’

Turkey Syria Refugees

Amnesty International criticized on Monday what it said was a “dismal” global response to the plight of Syrian refugees and urged neighboring countries struggling to cope with the influx of refugees to lift “deeply troubling” measures designed to keep them

‘Crimes against humanity’ cited in Syria’s Aleppo

Syrian government forces are committing “crimes against humanity” by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it also criticized rebels for abuses including “war crimes”. In a new report, the rights watchdog said “relentless” government aerial bombardment of

Syria raids on ISIS bastion kill scores of civilians

The Syrian government killed more than 100 civilians in a series of “ruthless air strikes” on a bastion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group last year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. In a new report, the London-based

Amnesty lambasts failing to protect Syrian refugees

Amnesty International warned Friday of the “catastrophic consequences” of failing to offer protection to Syrian refugees being “left out in the cold” a week after the World Food Program (WFP) said it was suspending aid to exhausted funding. About 3.8

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