Category: International News

Amnesty Calls On Saudi Arabia To Halt Execution Of 14 Dissenters.

Amnesty Calls On Saudi Arabia To Halt Execution Of 14 Dissenters.

Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to halt the executions of 14 individuals who were sentenced to death following a “grossly unfair mass trial” as part of the kingdom’s “bloody execution spree.” “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia’s authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use of the death penalty [&hellip

​Libya Rescues Some 278 Refugees Off Western Shores.

​Libya Rescues Some 278 Refugees Off Western Shores.

Some 278 refugees have been rescued by the Libyan coastguard off the country’s western shores in the Mediterranean Sea. The spokesman of Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qaseed, said Monday that rescue operations took place off the shores of Zawiya and Sabratha, two towns west of the capital Tripoli. He said 128 people had been rescued [&hellip

​Bombers Attack Two Camps In Northeast Nigeria, kill 8.

​Bombers Attack Two Camps In Northeast Nigeria, kill 8.

A civilian self-defense group says at least eight people are dead after female bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria’s main city. Spokesman Bello Danbatta tells The Associated Press that the attack started late Sunday night in Maiduguri and left another 15 people wounded. The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram often targets the [&hellip

​Foreign Governments Must ‘Pressure South Sudan To End Epidemic Of Rape’.

​Foreign Governments Must ‘Pressure South Sudan To End Epidemic Of Rape’.

Donor countries should be pressuring the government of South Sudan to end the sexual violence being carried out on a mass scale and with impunity in the country, say campaigners Karen Naimer, a director at advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights, said countries that give aid must hold the recipient government’s “feet to the fire”by [&hellip

UN Urges Nigeria To Rescue All Chibok Girls, Ensure Schooling.

UN Urges Nigeria To Rescue All Chibok Girls, Ensure Schooling.

A United Nations human rights committee called on the Nigerian government on Monday to step up efforts to rescue all women and girls abducted by Boko Haram and to ensure they return to school without stigma. Roughly 100 of the 270 girls abducted by the Islamist militants at their secondary school in Chibok in northeast [&hellip

​ISIL Fighters Executed By Haftar’s Forces In Libya.

​ISIL Fighters Executed By Haftar’s Forces In Libya.

A group of 20 suspected fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group have been executed by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Libya, according to a video posted online. Mahmoud al-Werfalli, the senior leader of Haftar’s forces, is seen reading the charges and carrying out [&hellip

Sudan Clashes Kill Up To 10 In Darfur: Tribal Chiefs.

Sudan Clashes Kill Up To 10 In Darfur: Tribal Chiefs.

Clashes between two Arab tribes in Sudan’s war-torn state of East Darfur have killed up to 10 people this weekend, tribal leaders told AFP news agency on Sunday. The fighting that began on Saturday comes as the United Nations and African Union prepare to downsize their peacekeeping mission in Darfur, saying that overall violence there [&hellip

​DRC Opposition Unveil Plans To Force Kabila Out.

​DRC Opposition Unveil Plans To Force Kabila Out.

The Congolese opposition on Saturday unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power. The announcement was made after two days of opposition talks in Kinshasa amid concerns that Kabila, in power since 2001, is seeking to remain in place in defiance of constitutional limits. Elections in [&hellip

​Congo President Kabila, Family Worth Millions Of Dollars – report.

​Congo President Kabila, Family Worth Millions Of Dollars – report.

Congo President Joseph Kabila and his family own stakes in more than 80 companies at home and abroad that are likely worth 10s of millions of dollars, a report by a US-based body said on Thursday. The report by the Congo Research Group at New York University is based almost entirely on public records like [&hellip

More Flexibility And Mobility For UN Peacekeepers In DR Congo – Senior Official Says.

More Flexibility And Mobility For UN Peacekeepers In DR Congo – Senior Official Says.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is becoming more flexible and mobile, the head of that mission today said, by focusing on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in DRC, Maman Sidikou, said the mission, known by its acronym MONUSCO, [&hellip