saudi arabia executions
Middle East Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: 14 Shia at Risk of Imminent Execution

Riyadh (HRW) – Saudi Arabia Executions Increase Since Leadership Change Fourteen members of the Saudi Shia community are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court in mid-July 2017 upheld their death sentences from an unfair trial for protest-related crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. Courts convicted the 14 based on confessions they had repudiated […]

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Africa Kenya

Observers Give Kenya Vote Thumbs Up amid Protests and Violent Crackdown

Nairobi (TNA) – International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests. Police fired tear gas at rock-throwing opposition supporters in one Nairobi neighborhood, residents said, but most of the capital and the rest of […]

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Americas Middle East North America Syria United States

30 Dead After US-Coalition Allegedly Strikes Raqqa Hospital With Phosphorus Bombs

Raqqa (AHT) – The US-led coalition has allegedly struck a hospital in Syria’s Raqqa with phosphorus bombs, Sana news agency reported citing the deputy head of the local branch of the Red Crescent. Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent “SARC” Branch in Raqqa Dina al-Asa’ad said as cited by Sana that the shelling of the National Hospital in Raqqa by the coalition with phosphorus […]

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Israel & Palestine Jordan

Fake Companies in Jordan Buy Land in Occupied West Bank for Jewish Settlers

Amman (MEMO) – A local official revealed on Tuesday that a network of fake companies based in Jordan has been established in order to buy Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank for Jewish settlers, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. The settlers, it is claimed, are from the settlement of Amona, which Israel also regarded as illegal; and evacuated earlier this […]

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United States Venezuela

US Sanctions Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Members

Caracas (TeleSUR) – The United States continues reprisals against Venezuela for holding elections for the ANC on July 30 and swearing in constituent assembly members five days later. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has authorized new sanctions on six members of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly for being “involved in organizing or otherwise […]

United States Vietnam

Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe

New York (FAIR) – “American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression,” was the Washington Post headline some 53 years ago, on August 5, 1964. The front page of that day’s New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks […]

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Americas Asia North America Philippines United States

US Reportedly Mulls Airstrikes against Daesh (ISIS) Militants in Philippines

Washington D.C. (TNA) – Washington may launch a military operation that would allow the US military to conduct airstrikes against Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) positions in the Philippines, US media reported citing two defense officials. According to the NBC broadcaster’s Monday report, the plan to start the operation, which is currently being considered […]

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Lebanon United States

US wants UN Mission in Lebanon to Report on Hezbollah ‘Violations’

Beirut (MEE) – The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing international peacekeepers’ mandate in Lebanon at the end of the month. The United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah in the volatile area near the border with Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley said […]