Bahrain Ramps up Torture of Political Prisoners

Manama (AHT) – Bahrain’s opposition marks the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, an international observance annually held on the 26th of June, to voice opinion against torture and ill-treatment practiced by the authorities. When it comes to Bahrain, torture has been indeed practiced for decades byContinue Reading

Tehran (TT) – Presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey on Wednesday held a tripartite virtual summit voicing strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. Rouhani called for an immediate pullout of U.S. forces from Syria. The Iranian president also said the pressure by the United States “cannotContinue Reading

Washington (AHT) – While the US war in Afghanistan is reaching its end after almost two decades of fighting, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the US ‘war on terror’, while it fought the Taliban, did produce its own peculiar form of terrorism in the shape of war crimes and virtually unaccountableContinue Reading

Khartoum (MEE) – Sudan said on Sunday it had arrested 122 of its nationals as they were headed for neighboring Libya to fight as “mercenaries”, state media reported. Libya’s UN-recognised unity Government of National Accord (GNA) has long accused Sudan of sending fighters to back militia commander Khalifa Haftar, who controls muchContinue Reading

Santiago (VZA) – Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden lashed out at Donald Trump after the US president said he would consider meeting his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro. “Trump talks tough on Venezuela but admires thugs and dictators like Nicolas Maduro. As President, I will stand with the Venezuelan people and forContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – Turkey on Thursday pledged to construct 50,000 houses near the Turkish border in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province in an attempt to prevent new migrant waves from the war-torn country, the Xinhua news agency reported. Some 50,000 houses will be constructed in the region by the end of this year,Continue Reading

San Francisco (CD) – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Donald Trump another rebuke Friday by ruling that the administration’s efforts to redirect previously appropriated Pentagon funds towards his border wall was an unlawful violation of the Constitution. “These funds were appropriated for other purposes, and the transfer amounted toContinue Reading

Beirut (TSN) – Lebanon parliament’s president Nabih Berri demanded today that the government declare a state of financial emergency after the national currency was devalued by 75%. “This is the best way to protect the Lebanese pound and contain the anger and discontent caused by the devaluation of citizens’ salaries,” Berri said. TheContinue Reading

Iran and China Announce 25-Year Roadmap for Cooperation

Tehran (FT) – Iran’s Cabinet reviewed and approved the final draft of the 25-year roadmap for Iran-China strategic relations during a regular meeting on Monday. The Foreign Ministry was tasked with conducting the final rounds of negotiations with the Chinese side and make arrangements for the signing of the document byContinue Reading

US Navy Ship Sails Off Venezuelan Coast to Threaten Iran

Caracas (TLS) – According to US Southern Command, the “peaceful” operation took place “in international waters, outside the territorial jurisdiction of Venezuela, 12 nautical miles (about 22 kilometers) from that country. A US Navy ship sailed Tuesday off the coast of Venezuela, in what Southern Command called a “freedom ofContinue Reading