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Bahrainis continue protesting against killing of activist by regime forces

Bahrainis continue protesting against killing of activist by regime forces

Bahraini women hold portraits of Mohammed Abdul Jalil during a demonstration against his death in the village of Daih, west of Manama, on September 15, 2013. Bahraini people have held another anti-regime demonstration to protest the killing of a young opposition activist by police. The protesters chanted anti-regime slogans during the rally in the village [&hellip

Obama claims letter exchange with Rouhani

Obama claims letter exchange with Rouhani

                                                                          US President Barack Obama US President Barack Obama alleges he has exchanged letters with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. In an interview aired on ABC on Sunday, Obama claimed that he had contacted President Rouhani via letters. “We haven’t spoken directly,” Obama said. He added that the result of Syria’s chemical weapons deal indicates that [&hellip

UK minister says MPs should debate on banning full-face veil in public

UK minister says MPs should debate on banning full-face veil in public

A British government minister has called for a parliamentary debate on banning young Muslim women from wearing full-face veils in public places. Home Office minister Jeremy Browne has proposed that MPs should discuss whether the state should intervene in the issue after Birmingham Metropolitan college was forced to drop its ban on full-face veils under [&hellip

Australia opens public hearings into cases of child abuse

Australia opens public hearings into cases of child abuse

Australia has opened public hearings into cases of institutional child abuse in churches and other public institutions amid allegations against several organizations. Chief commissioner Justice Peter McClellan said on Monday that thousands of people have so far reported abuse in places of worship, orphanages, community groups and schools. “It is now well known that the [&hellip

Bombings rock south and central Iraq, 59 die

Bombings rock south and central Iraq, 59 die

A series of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq, mostly targeting Shia majority-cities, have killed at least 59 people and injured scores more, according to security and hospital sources. All of the deadly incidents occurred in south and central Iraq on Sunday, a day after at least 27 people were killed in bombings and [&hellip

Extremists in Syria admit killing 30 Alawites

Extremists in Syria admit killing 30 Alawites

Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremists in Syria say they are targeting members of the Alawite community in the country, adding that they massacred dozens of Alawites in three Homs villages last week. On Sunday, terrorist group Al-Nusra Front claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attacks in which at least 30 Alawites, including several women, children and elderly men, were shot [&hellip

Dar refutes UN reports on refugees

Dar refutes UN reports on refugees

  There are still 264,000 in Tanzania Issac Nantanga, Communication and Information Officer of the Ministry for Home Affairs The government has strongly refuted reports that it has forcefully repatriated around 25,000 refugees over the past one month. A statement issued by Communication and Information Officer of the Ministry for Home Affairs Issac Nantanga says that [&hellip

Amid increased wave of narcotics trafficking: New anti-drugs law making process kicks off

Amid increased wave of narcotics trafficking: New anti-drugs law making process kicks off

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, William Lukuvi (R), flanked by acting commissioner for drug control Aida Tesha when the two spoke to the media in Dar es Salaam yesterday. With Tanzania on spotlight over spiraling drug trafficking, the government has now invited stakeholders to give views that could pave way for the [&hellip

LHRC: Politicians over-represented in Constituent Assembly

LHRC: Politicians over-represented in Constituent Assembly

                                                 Dr Khoti Kamanga, LHRC special committee chairman More voices calling for revisiting the structure of the Constituent Assembly (CA) are being raised, with a special committee on the new constitution formed by the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) saying politicians are set to dominate the constitution making process. Addressing reporters yesterday in Dar [&hellip

Tanzania set to transform energy sector with renewables

Tanzania set to transform energy sector with renewables

                                                                     African Development Bank (AfDB) Tanzania has received endorsement from the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) of an investment plan which will help the country to scale-up the development of its abundant renewable energy resources. The plan is designed to transform the country’s energy sector, shifting from its increasing dependence on fossil fuels and climate-sensitive hydro [&hellip