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12.01.2016

Britain faces legal action over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Britain faces legal action over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The British government faces legal action over refusal to halt the issuing of weapons export licenses to Saudi Arabia amid widespread censure of the kingdom’s human rights violations and its actions in Yemen.        Leading proceedings are being carried by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) NGO against the UK’s… »

12.01.2016

US activists mark Guantanamo anniversary in Washington

US activists mark Guantanamo anniversary in Washington

Human rights groups in Washington DC held protest to highlight the torture of inmates at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and called on President Barack Obama to shut down the facility. As the US detention camp entered its fifteenth year of operation on Monday, activists gathered in… »

10.01.2016

Obama will keep promise to close Guantanamo: White House

Obama will keep promise to close Guantanamo: White House

US President Barack Obama will keep his promise to close the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before his presidency ends in 11 months, according to the White House. Obama will first provide Congress a long-awaited plan about how to close the detention facility, and seek its approval, White… »

10.01.2016

Catalonia’s would-be president wants independence process launched

Catalonia’s would-be president wants independence process launched

The potential future president of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region has called for the process of independence from Spain to start. “We need… to start the process to set up an independent state in Catalonia,” Carles Puigdemont said in a speech to Catalonia’s regional parliament on Sunday. After months of infighting over who would lead Catalonia’s… »

10.01.2016

Turkish journalists protests detention of prominent editors

Journalists in Turkey have staged a protest rally in the capital, Ankara, to denounce the arrest and detention of two prominent editors. Protesters marking the Working Journalists’ Day on Sunday held banners and chanted slogans during the demonstration in support of jailed journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul. Dundar and… »

08.01.2016

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers have staged rallies in the capital, Athens, against the government’s plan to overhaul the country’s pension system. On Friday, hundreds of public sector workers and pensioners marched in the city center in protest against the country’s pension reforms demanded by international lenders in return for rescue… »

20.09.2015

Mozambique removes last known landmine

Mozambique removes last known landmine

The African nation of Mozambique has been declared free of landmines after its last known landmine was removed in the country’s central region. The British Halo Trust charity organization, which has led the clearance in Mozambique, said on Thursday that it had removed nearly 171,000 landmines. The last mine was removed from… »

20.09.2015

Aid for Syria crisis victims still not enough: UN

Aid for Syria crisis victims still not enough: UN

The United Nations says despite a surge in the international community’s humanitarian aid to help those affected by the conflict in Syria, the sum hardly keeps up with the rising needs of the afflicted people. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien made the remark on Saturday… »

12.09.2015

Europeans hold rallies in support of refugees

Tens of thousands of pro-refugee demonstrators hold rallies across Europe to show their solidarity with asylum seekers escaping war and execution, mainly caused by foreign-backed militancy, in the Middle East and North Africa. The Europe-wide ‘Day of Action’ on Saturday includes dozens of events with the biggest demonstration in the British capital of… »

12.09.2015

Huge London rally held in solidarity with refugees

Huge London rally held in solidarity with refugees

A massive crowd of demonstrators takes to the streets of London to call for action on Europe’s deepening refugee crisis. The ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ rally on Saturday began at Park Lane and proceeded to Downing Street, with speeches in Parliament Square. The participating organizations include the Refugee Council, Amnesty International, the Syria Solidarity Movement, Stand Up… »

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