85yo Palestinian man dies after ‘Israeli teargas canister landed in his home’

Palestinian supporters of the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah party wave flags during a rally marking the 49th anniversary of the movement on January 2, 2014 in the West Bank city of Nablus.(AFP Photo / Jaafar Ashtiyeh) Saeed Jaser Ali died on Thursday in hospital, where he was taken after an Israeli gas canister landed a day earlier in his More...

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By Editorial Team On Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Amnesty slams US for ‘blatant attempt’ to influence journalist case in Yemen

Abdulelah Shaye (Image from albaldnews.com) Amnesty International has condemned the White House for its role in detention of a Yemeni journalist who exposed US involvement in a deadly 2009 cluster bombing. The human More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Israel used Palestinian minors as human shields, detain and torture – UN

Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Thousands of Palestinian children were systematically injured, tortured and used as human shields by Israel, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reported. Israel’s foreign More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Egypt courts hands jail terms to 43 NGO workers, including 15 US citizens

Friends of Egyptian suspects react as they listen to the judge’s verdict at a court room during a case against foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Cairo June 4, 2013 (Reuters / Asmaa Waguih) Cairo More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Amnesty Report Notes Worldwide Abuses, As Well As Courage Of Activists

Amnesty International says abusive governments can no longer use the issue of sovereignty to justify their actions. In a new report, the global rights group Amnesty International (AI) documents abuses in 159 countries More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Industry and Human Rights

By : Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Last week, thousands of mourners gathered at the remains of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh to pray for the 1,127 people who died More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Bahrain Sentences Twitter Users to Prison

A total of 80 people have been killed in Bahrain since the protests erupted in February 2011 [AFP]A Bahraini court has sentenced six Twitter users to one year in prison for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, May 10th, 2013

‘Iran’s Lech Walesa’ Says He Left Country After Death Threats

By Golnaz Esfandiari Mansur Osanlu in a courtesy photo provided by the International Transport Workers’ Federation Prominent Iranian union leader Mansur Osanlu, who recently fled that country, has told RFE/RL More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Cameron to ask UAE chief about torture claims

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, UAE head of state, is hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle [Reuters]The president of the United Arab Emirates has arrived for a two-day state visit to Britain where More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Аs Guantanamo Hunger Strike Worsens, Navy Brings in Dozens of Medical Reinforcements

Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base. (Reuters) With the hunger strike by detainees at Guantanamo Bay entering its twelfth week, some 40 additional US Navy medical forces arrived over the weekend as the facility struggles More...