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: HUMAN RIGHTS

UN rights chief: 55,000 ISIS fighters and their families detained in Syria, Iraq

Michelle Bachelet

:: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 former ISIS fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or be freed. States “must assume responsibility for their nationals” and

Saudi official: The Kingdom brought perpetrators of Khashoggi murder to justice

:: President of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission (HRC), Dr. Bandar al-Aiban, has said the Kingdom brought perpetrators of Khashoggi murder to justice and they have attended three hearings with their lawyers. Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, Dr.

Baha’is fear for members excluded from Yemen prisoner swap

:: The Baha’i community voiced fresh concern Monday for members of the faith detained in Yemen under the pro-Iranian Houthi militias, saying that prisoners have been excluded from a swap planned with the government. The Houthis who have a control

Iran accuses rights lawyer Nasrin Sotouded of state security offences

:: Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh faces prosecution on state security charges following her arrest in the capital last week, her husband said on Saturday. Sotoudeh, 55, denies the charges but remains in the women’s wing of Tehran’s

Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar

:: Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. More than 4,000 people have been displaced in the country’s northernmost

Three Palestinians killed as Israeli forces fire bullets at border protesters

:: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in clashes on the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said, in the latest day of demonstrations dubbed the Great March of Return. The ministry said two of the

UN rights chief decries Israel’s excessive use of force in Gaza

:: Israel must stop the excessive use of force by its security forces in Gaza and must hold to account those responsible for the many deaths and injuries sustained by Palestinians in the past month, the UN human rights chief

Protesters rally after Iranian minister addresses UN rights body

:: As Iran’s justice minister addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, protesters rallied outside against the senior official who is on European Union and Swiss sanctions lists over alleged involvement in violations including arbitrary arrests and a

Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta

:: Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday. Since February 5, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has intensified

Death toll in Syria’s Ghouta rises to 84, women, children among victims

:: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the death toll in Syria’s Ghouta now stands at 84. The numbers come in days after the ongoing strikes in the eastern city. Among the deceased are several women and children.

Meet in Geneva highlights ‘enforced disappearances’ in Iran

:: A meet organized in Geneva on Wednesday, September 20, has highlighted the cases of enforced disappearances in Iran. It brought together representatives of ethnic minorities to discuss Iran’s violations of its citizens’ fundamental rights and enforced disappearance in particular,

Arab Federation for Human Rights calls on UN to intervene in Al-Murrah case

:: The United Nations is being called on to intervene in the unraveling issue of the al-Ghufran branch of Al-Murrah tribe in Qatar, many of whom were left displaced after Doha stripped them of their citizenship. Members of al-Ghufran branch

Society for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia denies Qatari Human Rights Commission allegations

:: While it firmly denies them, the society wishes to recall and affirm that it had already verified that authorities in the Kingdom are implementing the royal orders to enable visitors and others of the Qatari citizenship who need to

Arab federation rejects Qatar’s claims about the effects of the boycott

:: The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) refuted allegations made by Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission about what it described as violations of Qatari rights and alleged violations of international law by regional countries. The Federation, which includes more

Rights group blasts Israeli banks for settlement expansion

:: Israeli banks are contributing to the proliferation of West Bank settlements by providing loans and mortgages for construction there, violating their human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report Wednesday. The report said that Israeli law does

First in Muslim world, Tunisian president seeks equal inheritance for women

:: In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President announced the formation of a committee to study the issue of individual rights and to activate them further and to consider equality between men and

Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar gets six months in Israel jail without trial

:: Prominent Palestinian politician and rights campaigner Khalida Jarrar has been ordered detained for six months without trial by Israeli authorities, a rights group said. Jarrar was arrested earlier this month over her membership of a movement that Israel considers

Iraq probes allegations of human rights violations in Mosul

:: Iraq’s Interior Ministry said it launched an investigation into allegations of human rights violations perpetrated by its forces fighting ISIS in Mosul. The allegations were first reported by Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine last weekend. The report, authored by an

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