Posts Tagged ‘Human rights’

Damascus puts squeeze on militants amid accusations of extreme cruelty – RT

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Comments off


Syrian army has besieged the city of Al-Heffa, one of the remaining strongholds of the militants on the Syrian-Turkish border. UN Secretary-General demands observers to be let into the area while the US warns of another looming massacre. Read more…

Mubarak facing stroke risk at any time: official

Monday, June 11, 2012 Comments off

CAIRO, June 9 (Xinhua) — Hosni Mubarak may be hit by a stroke at any time, a senior official in the prison where the Egyptian ex- president is serving a life imprisonment said Saturday. Read more…

First reports of violence after Syria ceasefire deadline arrives – RT

Friday, April 13, 2012 Comments off

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A Syrian army tank is seen in the neighbourhood of Zabadani, near Damascus (Reuters / Handout).  RT.

The UN-brokered ceasefire aimed at curtailing the conflict has already been marred with reports of violence. Despite the fragile truce, Kofi Annan says the Syrian government is yet to withdrawal its troops and heavy weapons from major urban areas. Read more…

Beyond ICC jurisdiction? Saif al-Islam stuck in Libya, ‘assaulted’ in detention

Friday, April 6, 2012 Comments off

By: RT

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (C). AFP PHOTO /FEBRUARY 17   

Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son will not be heading to the ICC any time soon because Libya, which never ratified the ICC treaty, wants to try Saif al-Islam on home soil.

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Libya’s ‘non state’: Tribal war claims 50 lives

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

50 have been killed and dozens injured in Libya as tribal groups are fighting in the country’s south. After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is left in a condition which some residents call a ‘non state’. Read more…

HRW accuses Syrian opposition of tortures – VOR

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Comments off

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A Human Rights Watch public letter has accused several Syrian opposition groups of carrying out “serious human rights abuses”. Read more…

My turn! Libya, France, ICC battle over Gaddafi spy chief – RT

Monday, March 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Mar. 19, 2012

Libya is sending a delegation to Mauritania for the extradition of Abdallah al-Senussi, intelligence chief to Muammar Gaddafi. France has filed a competing extradition request, while the ICC is also seeking to bring him to trial.
­“Libya’s Foreign Service is in touch with its Mauritanian colleagues. We are planning to send a delegation to Nouakchott,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saad Elshlmani said on Sunday. Read more…

Syria denies allegations of military atrocities against civilians

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

DAMASCUS, March 12 (Xinhua) — Syria’s mainstream media refuted Monday allegations and amateur videos broadcasted by some Arab news TVs about atrocities committed allegedly by government troops, saying the reports came as part of the “hysterical media campaign” against Syria ahead of the upcoming UN Security Council meeting. Read more…

SNC ‘halfway to recognition’ by Friends of Syria – RT

Sunday, February 26, 2012 Comments off

Burhan Ghalioun (C), President of the SNC, at the Friends of Syria Conference in Tunis, on February 24, 2012 (AFP Photo / Pool / Jason Reed) 

The Friends of Syria meeting in Tunisia has gone halfway to recognizing the Syria’s opposition umbrella group the National Council as legitimate representatives of the Syrian people. And promised more pressure and sanctions on the existing regime. Read more…

‘Only political solution will resolve Syrian crisis’ – UN chief

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Comments off

The international meeting of ‘Friends of Syria’ which has concluded in Tunisia has promised more pressure and sanctions on the Syrian regime. Meanwhile the UN chief underlined that only a political solution will solve the crisis in the country. Read more…