A report issued on March 17th by the Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights points out that the Israeli forces have detained 740 Palestinian children during the first two months of 2014, 465 of them remained in custody for at least one week.
The Euro-Mid Observer, an independent human rights organization based in Geneva, states that approximately 200 Palestinian minors were detained on average by the Israeli forces during 2013, and 197 on ...
By Ismail Serageldin
The City as Images and Text:
Thinking and writing are quintessentially solitary endeavors. In that plenitude of solitude that the learned mind can bring, where one reflects on things that people living unexamined lives pass by with unseeing eyes: I reflect on the city. The city and how we see it, how we experience it and how we relate to it.
We l ...2014-03-16 16:32:27
Syrian activists say at least 17 opposition fighters have been killed during clashes with government troops near the Lebanese border.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which opposes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said on Friday that the opposition fighters died overnight on Thursday near Yabroud.
It also said that government aircraft carried out six airstrikes on rebel positions on the outskirts of the town on Friday ...
At least eight people have been killed during clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Egypt, sources have told Al Jazeera.
Seven killed in the al-Alf Maskan district, east of Cairo, sources said, while another was killed in al-Sharqiya, a governate in the north of the country.
There was no confirmation by Egyptian authorities about the deaths, nor how they died.
However, there have been regular clashes on F ...
An Egyptian government inquiry has said police used excessive force in a deadly crackdown on supporters of the country's ousted president last year - but it also concluded that protesters started and escalated the violence.
The report by the National Council for Human Rights, released on Wednesday, investigated the events of August 14, when troops moved in on weeks-long sit-ins held by Mohamed Morsi's supporters in two camps in Cairo.
An Egyptian court has banned all activities of Hamas in Egypt, in another sign that security forces are tightening their grip on the Palestinian group that runs the Gaza Strip.
Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist group by Egypt's army-backed government and has faced a security crackdown since the military ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Morsi, from the presidency last July.
American Whistleblower Edward Snowden says the United States pressures its allies to allow widespread spying in Europe.
Answering questions before the European Parliament on Friday, Snowden said the National Security Agency presses European Union states to change their laws to enable mass surveillance.
Israel makes allegations against Iran to create illusions and seduce public opinion to endorse Tel Aviv’s hostile foreign policy agenda, a political analyst says.
The Israeli regime creates “illusions out of nothing” and “seduce[s] people into accepting a version of reality that in fact does not exist,” Mark Glen ...2014-03-08 06:24:15
Bahraini demonstrators have taken to streets to slam the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on dissent and Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in the country.
On Friday, the protesters held a demonstration in the village of Karbabad in the northern part of the Persian Gulf country.
&ld ...2014-03-08 06:22:30
Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says the country may turn to the UN General Assembly if the Security Council fails to act against Russia’s moves in Crimea.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Yuriy Sergeyev said Kiev is waiting to see what the Security Council does “in the next few days.”2014-03-08 06:20:13
Unidentified gunmen have entered a Ukrainian missile defense post in the Crimea region, taking its control without a shot being fired.
The armed men reportedly drove a truck into the military post in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol on Friday and captured it.
Some 20 militants, who invaded ...2014-03-08 06:18:30
European stocks decline after Moscow threatens Kiev to cut off its gas supply to Europe, amid tensions over the fate of Ukraine’s Crimea region.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index plunged 1.3 percent to 333.06 on Friday. That is a fall of 1.5 percent this week.
European equities fell 2.3 percen ...2014-03-08 06:16:01
Russia has warned the United States against “hasty and reckless steps” over the crisis in Ukraine that could harm Moscow-Washington relations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave the warning in a telephone conversation with his US counterpart John Kerry on Friday.
Lavrov "warned against hasty and reckless steps capable of causing harm to Russian-American relations, particularly... sanctions, w ...
This is one of the most amazing, incredible and terrifying events and moments, an asteroid pass near the Earth in a speed reached 43 thousand kilometers per hour, it was captured in Time-lapse footage.
Throughout the early hours of Tuesday morning, a small asteroid at a distance very close to the planet extremely rapidly reach 43 thousand kilometers per hour.
Any asteroid falling from the sky would have a tremendous amount of energy. He ...
By Bill Gardner, and Sam Marsden
Britain basked in rare sunshine on Sunday but forecasters have warned that more flood misery is on the way.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy rain for south-west England on Monday, where the ground is already saturated by weeks of downpours.
Up to 40mm of rain is expected to fall on higher ground in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, which will trickle down onto the soaked flood ...
University Professor Salah Sultan, currently detained by the military junta, affirms he and his prison mates are in high spirits despite evident 'slow death' tactics and torture by coup authorities.
From the dark dungeons of the mad military's toughest prison, Dr. Salah Sultan sent this message:
The putschists will not break our determination or our spirits... We told them, during interrogation: "Consider us martyrs, al ...
Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, has arrived in court to face charges of espionage, along with 35 other defendants.
Morsi is accused of inciting murder and using violence against protesters during his presidency that ended after he was ousted by the military in July.
The charges in Sunday's proceedings relate to the deaths of at least 10 people who were taking part in rallies outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
By Louisa Loveluck in Cairo
Crammed into a suffocating prison cell, forced to eat cockroach-riddled food and only allowed outside for five minutes at a time, Heba would have realised that her situation was depressingly similar to thousands of others across Egypt.
The difference between her and most other prisoners, however, was that she was just a child.
A new report has shown the shocking scale of child detentions in Egyp ...
Ninety families of Gaza prisoners left the coastal enclave, on Monday at dawn, to visit their sons in Nafha prison via Erez crossing to the north of Gaza city.
Director of Media in International Committee of the Red Cross, Nasser al-Najjar, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 90 families, including 14 children, headed to Nafha prison to visit 54 prisoners.
Al-Najjar pointed out that, family visits to the Israeli prisons have ...
Monday at Dawn, February 10, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, violently broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped several Palestinians.
Local sources in the northern West Bank city of Nablus have reported that the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Farid Sbeih, 17, from his home in Ksheika area, and Ayyoub Maysara Ayyoub, 22, from Ras al-Ein neighborhood.
Dozens of soldiers ...
Monday Morning, February 10, 2014] Local sources have reported that the Israeli police demolished two Palestinian homes in Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber, in occupied Jerusalem.
Resident Mohammad Hasan Sawahra, 38, said that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded his home in Silwan, at approximately 5:30 am, and forced him and his family out.
The soldiers threw the furniture and belongings of the family out, as well, and demolishe ...
Ramallah- Palestinian activists and local media published a video showing a number of Israeli soldiers assaulting a Palestinian child, on Friday evening, after shooting him by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the leg.
The soldiers shot 13-year-old Yassin al-Karaky during clashes that took place in the al-Ezariyya town in the east of occupied East Jerusalem, and after he fell, they began assaulting and abusing him.
The video showed ...
Independent MP Jamal Al-Khudari has called on the world community to activate an international boycott of the Israeli occupation.
He said in a statement on Sunday that the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip is a flagrant violation of the international law.
The MP said that Israel was closing all Gaza crossings with the exception of one, which is only partially open. He said that Israel was blocking the free movement of goods and people ...
Egyptian state TV is reporting that the presidency has ratified the death sentences of 14 men convicted in connection to Islamic militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula during the country's 2011 uprising. Eight were tried in absentia.
The extremist Monotheism and Jihad group was blamed for attacks on police, soldiers, and a bank near al-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai.
During their trials in 2012, six of the men were present in the ...2014-02-10 20:22:49
Israeli soldiers have abducted two top members of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the town of Ni’lin near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian human rights foundation says.
According to the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights, Shokry Mahmoud al-Khawaja, 46, and Abdul-Qaher Abu Srour, 42, were taken to an unknown location in the early hours of Monday.
Israeli soldiers reportedly inv ...
Syrian government and opposition delegates have started a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks, as hundreds of people continue to leave the city of Homs as part of a negotiated deal.
The first face-to-face meetings mediated by the UN-Arab League envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, adjourned 10 days ago with little progress other than a deal brokered by the UN to allow aid teams' access to Homs.
Brahimi began holding separate closed-door meetings with ...
A presidential panel has agreed to transform Yemen into a six-region federation as part of its political transition, state news agency Saba reported.
The final approval on creating a "federal state of six regions" came at a meeting of the panel, headed by President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and including representatives of Yemen's main parties, Saba said on Monday.
Hadi formed the committee in late January at the end of a &qu ...
The Muslim Brotherhood appreciates and praises the dedication and determination of the millions who demonstrated peacefully in all cities and villages across Egypt for their heroic response to the homeland's call, made by the Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance, under the slogan "People Complete Their Revolution".
The people's daily revolt, since the coup, is now in its eighth month. These daily demonstrations, without interrupt ...
we have 3 arrested girls in Egypt , they were arrested from their university and transferred to the"criminal court" for the court hearing on 8th of February/2014 !!
their full data : Abrar Alaa El-Anany ,18 years old ,Student in the faculty of commerce/Mansoura university -Yousra El-Khateeb ,21 years old,:Bachelor's degree in education,English language depar ...
The General Secretariat of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, the
Palestinian Return Centre in London and the Palestinian Forum in
France announced on Monday, 3rd Feb 2014, the launch and preparation
for the 12th Palestinians in Europe Conference in Paris, France.
The one-day conference will be held in Paris on Saturday, 3rd May
2014 under this year’s slogan, “A united Palestine for the Promise
Amman- Jordanian dignitaries and citizens participated on Saturday in the inauguration of the popular meeting for the protection of Jordan and Palestine against Kerry's peace plan in the Jordanian capital Amman.
Former Chief of the Muslim Bro ...2014-02-03 20:37:15
Israeli occupation forces on Sunday, the administrative detention of Hamas MP from Al Khalil, Hatim Qafisha,54.
Media sources interested in prisoners affairs said that Qafisha’s administrative detention was supposed to end today, but that the occupation has renewed it for another six months, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency has reported.
Israeli forces kidnapped Qafisha in the beginning of the last year, transferring hi ...
Saturday, February 01, 2014] Lawyer of the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Tareq Barghouth, visited two Palestinians who were shot and wounded by Israeli military fire before army dogs mauled them, in addition to being dragged by the soldiers, on the ground, for more than 300 meters.
The two Palestinians, Adam Abdul-Ra’ouf Jamous, 17, and Jawhar Nasser Ed-Deen Halabiyya, 17, are from Abu Dis town, in occupied Jerusalem.
They we ...
Munther Amira, an activist and member of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), told the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that extreme caution prevails in the vicinity of the village of Ein Hejleh, which was opened by Palestinians yesterday to assure that the Jordan Valley is a Palestinian land.
Sunday at Dawn, February 2, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded the southern West Bank district of Al Khalil, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a teenager, and one more Palestinian in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Two more Palestinians were kidnapped in Bethlehem, Saturday.
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