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An ‘Israeli only’ by-pass road that links settlements in the occupied West Bank is shown sitting below an Israeli settlement outside al-Quds (Jerusalem).

UN adopts resolution against Israeli settlement companies

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution that calls for setting up a database of businesses involved in activities in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

 
HRW urges EU, US action to end Bahraini activist’s detention

HRW urges EU, US action to end Bahraini activist’s detention

Human Rights Watch has called on the European Union and the US to help release Zainab al-Khawaja, a prominent Bahraini activist and political dissident who was taken into custody by the monarchy's security ...

 
Saudi regime detains top Shia scholar in Eastern Province

Saudi regime detains top Shia scholar in Eastern Province

Saudi regime's security forces have arrested a prominent Shia cleric over his anti-regime comments as Riyadh continues its crackdown on the minority sect.

 
UN blames Saudi Arabia for civilian deaths in Yemen

UN blames Saudi Arabia for civilian deaths in Yemen

The UN human rights chief has held Saudi Arabia responsible for the killing of the majority of civilians in Yemen, decrying recent airstrikes on a market that left over 100 people dead.

 
Iran urges immediate humanitarian aid delivery to Syria

Iran urges immediate humanitarian aid delivery to Syria

A senior Iranian official says humanitarian aid must immediately be dispatched to conflict-stricken Syria, particularly the northern towns of Kafriya and Fu'ah in Idlib Province, which remain besieged ...

 
Rights group: US

Rights group: US 'punishments' for Kunduz massacre an 'insult'

Human rights campaigners have denounced the US military’s decision not to file criminal charges against officers involved in a disastrous bombing raid on a hospital in Afghanistan, saying it was an insult ...

 
UN demands inquiry into Saudi bombing of Yemeni market

UN demands inquiry into Saudi bombing of Yemeni market

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an investigation into recent Saudi aerial attacks on a crowded marketplace in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, which claimed more than ...

 
Nigerian protesters call for release of Shia cleric, Zakzaky

Nigerian protesters call for release of Shia cleric, Zakzaky

Nigerians have staged fresh protest rallies across the country to call for the immediate release of jailed Shia cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

 
Israel using lethal force against Palestinians: Rights group

Israel using lethal force against Palestinians: Rights group

An Israeli human rights group has slammed the regime’s military for using “excessive and unwarranted” force in killing Palestinian protesters amid the ongoing violence in the occupied territories.

 
New round of Shia crackdown in Azerbaijan

New round of Shia crackdown in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan starts a new round of crackdown on Shia on the eve of Arbaeen ceremonies mourning the martyrdom anniversary of third Shia Imam.

 
Sheikh Salman detained arbitrarily: UN rights group

Sheikh Salman detained arbitrarily: UN rights group

A United Nations rights group says the prominent Bahraini Shia cleric, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been detained arbitrarily, calling on the Manama regime to release him immediately.

 
Bahraini court sentences five to life in prison

Bahraini court sentences five to life in prison

A court in Bahrain’s capital of Manama has sentenced five Bahrainis to life imprisonment over alleged involvement in plotting attacks across the Persian Gulf kingdom.

 
Some 1.4mn children fled Boko Haram militancy: UN

Some 1.4mn children fled Boko Haram militancy: UN

The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) says the militancy waged by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has forced around 1.4 million children in the Lake Chad region to flee.

 
Germany pushes for tougher asylum laws

Germany pushes for tougher asylum laws

Germany is pushing to toughen asylum laws by reducing the benefits usually given to refugees and by sending them back to the first European Union country they reach.

 
Head of UK’s domestic spy agency calls for greater surveillance powers

Head of UK’s domestic spy agency calls for greater surveillance powers

The head of the United Kingdom's domestic spy agency, MI5, calls for more surveillance powers to security service agents to monitor electronic communications and thwart possible terror plots.

 
Nearly 2,000 Palestinian children killed since 2000: Rights group

Nearly 2,000 Palestinian children killed since 2000: Rights group

An independent non-governmental organization (NGO) says nearly 2,000 Palestinian children have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli military forces and illegal settlers over the past 15 years.

 
Al-Wefaq urges release of detained Bahraini students

Al-Wefaq urges release of detained Bahraini students

Bahrain’s main opposition party has called on the Al Khalifa regime to release hundreds of detained students ahead of the new scholastic year.

 
HRW raps

HRW raps 'longstanding' rights abuses in Saudi Arabia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its failure to improve its human rights record over the last seven months under Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Riyadh regime’s ruler.

 
Iran condemns killing of Palestinian infant by Israeli settlers

Iran condemns killing of Palestinian infant by Israeli settlers

Iran has strongly condemned the arson attack by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank that claimed the life of a Palestinian toddler.

 
Palestinians slam Israeli law to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

Palestinians slam Israeli law to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

Palestinians have blasted an Israeli law that allows the Guantanamo-style force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

 
Bahraini protesters demand freedom of Sheikh Salman

Bahraini protesters demand freedom of Sheikh Salman

Bahraini protesters have staged a demonstration to voice anger at the continued imprisonment of the leading opposition figure and Shia cleric, Sheikh Ali Salman.

 
Saudi Arabia has committed apparent war crime in Yemen, says HRW

Saudi Arabia has committed apparent war crime in Yemen, says HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has censured the Saudi regime for apparently committing a war crime against the Yemeni nation during its ongoing airstrikes on the impoverished country.

 
Killers of Gaza children must be brought to justice: Rights group

Killers of Gaza children must be brought to justice: Rights group

An International children’s rights group says justice has not yet been served for over 500 Palestinian children killed during Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip last year.

 
US House commemorates 20th anniversary of Srebrenica

US House commemorates 20th anniversary of Srebrenica 'genocide'

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica "genocide" of Bosnian Muslims.

 
Germany admits to

Germany admits to 'genocide’ of Namibians

The speaker of the German parliament has said that a mass killing of indigenous Namibians by German imperial troops a century ago constituted a “genocide.”

 
UN says Israeli blockade of Gaza blocks reconstruction efforts

UN says Israeli blockade of Gaza blocks reconstruction efforts

A top official in the United Nations has called on the Israeli regime to end its “inexcusable” siege on the Gaza Strip as the blockade has hampered reconstruction in the coastal enclave just one year ...

 
Ayatollah Khamenei outcries West media’s ‘outrageous’ silence on Yemen

Ayatollah Khamenei outcries West media’s ‘outrageous’ silence on Yemen

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced the Western media blackout towards atrocities committed in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia’s endless bombardment of ...

 
Senior UN officials urge humanitarian aid for Iraq

Senior UN officials urge humanitarian aid for Iraq

Senior officials of the United Nations have called for humanitarian aid for Iraq, warning that if the international community fails to provide the crisis-hit country with assistance, a "catastrophe" will ...

 
Yemen Army announces capture of Saudi forces

Yemen Army announces capture of Saudi forces

Yemen’s Army says it has captured a number of Saudi soldiers during border clashes, Press TV reports.

 
Saudi Shia mosque bombing draws worldwide condemnations

Saudi Shia mosque bombing draws worldwide condemnations

World states have strongly condemned the recent bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, which claimed the lives of more than twenty people and left several more injured.

 
 
Book
A review of Islamic civilization in “Stabilization of Revelation Civilization”

Latest book by Mohammad Hussein Elahizadeh studies Islamic civilization of the era of apostolate and imamate through a review on the lifestyle of Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Zahra (AS), cousin and daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The author in his book views the history of humanity and invitation of ...

 
Report
Why does the world remain tight-lipped in face of Myanmar

Social theorists and postcolonial critics may call them “the Other:” the objectified creatures against which the so-called normal empowered self constructs their identity. Such is the story of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, one of the world’s most discriminated, persecuted and “vulnerable” minorities.

10 facts about Israel

On 17 March, Israelis went to the polls to elect a new government. Here are 10 facts about the Knesset elections and the Palestinian vote.

Report: 17 Journalists Killed in Media’s Deadliest Year in Palestine

2014 was the deadliest ever for journalists working in the Palestinian territories, a Gaza-based watchdog said on Thursday, months after a bloody war in the besieged enclave claimed the lives of more than 2,310 Gazans.

Tony Blair meets troops in Iraq in ۲۰۰۳. A dossier alleging "systematic" war crimes by British forces - sent to Iraq by the former Prime Minister - has been presented to the International Criminal Court (PA)

Senior UK military and political figures could end up in the dock as 400 victims denounce 'systemic' use of torture and cruelty.

 
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