WATCH: Ex-Chelsea player opens up on race abuse suffered at club

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A former Chelsea footballer has told Sky News he suffered `life-changing racial abuse` as a teenager with the club in the 1980s. The player claims his football career was ruined by traumatic abuse which he says "'destroyed me as a person". Emma Birchley's report identifies the man only as 'John', in order to protect his anonymity.  

Regime seizes two towns from rebels in Syria’s Ghouta, as 7,000 leave enclave

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Syria’s regime retook two more towns in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, a war monitor said, pressing an offensive to capture the rebel enclave on the doorstep of Damascus. Government forces seized Kafr Batna and Sabqa in the south of the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, as thousands of civilians fled into regime-held territory.    Civilians leave rebel pocket  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the number of Syrians leaving a ...

13 trucks of aid to go into Syria’s eastern Ghouta

Friday, 9 March 2018

An aid convoy of 13 trucks is waiting outside Syria’s eastern Ghouta and will deliver food into the rebel enclave on Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria (ICRC) told Reuters. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor, said there were no air strikes on Ghouta towns overnight, for the first time since the government launched a ground offensive there 10 days ago. In less than two weeks, the Syrian army has recaptured nearly all the farmland in ...

Protesters rally after Iranian minister addresses UN rights body

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

As Iran’s justice minister addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, protesters rallied outside against the senior official who is on European Union and Swiss sanctions lists over alleged involvement in violations including arbitrary arrests and a rise in executions while he was president of the Tehran judiciary. Alireza Avai was a senior judiciary official during the 1980s and the Mujahedin-e Khalq, an Iranian opposition group, accuses him of playing a ...

Rohingya genocide: Where is the world’s conscience?

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

We have a right to ask about the so-called world conscience. Is there a real world conscience or is it one moves and aches in accordance with the instructions it receives from its masters?If a world conscience does exist, it has proved that it is not fixed and that it handles issues, individuals and nations with different racial yardsticks. Anyone who observes the stances of various countries, especially world powers, exercising a strong influence in international politics will be aware of this ...

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday.Since February 5, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has intensified its bombardment of the besieged region outside Damascus, killing more than 245 civilians including dozens of children.On Saturday, the Damascus government eased up its strikes on Eastern Ghouta as it faced Israeli air raids on what ...

Houthi sniper kills human rights relief worker in Yemen

Friday, 9 February 2018

A Houthi sniper has killed a human rights relief worker and lawyer, Reham al-Bader, on Thursday while she was working in Yemen. A local source said to Al Arabiya that a Houthi sniper killed Bader, who was a member of the Monitoring Team of the National Commission of Investigation in Taiz, along with an individual who accompanied her while observing the violations made against civilians in residential neighborhoods east of Taiz. Similarly, Bader delivered relief aid to trapped civilians. The ...

ANALYSIS: Human rights violations a tool to spread fear in Iran

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Despite widespread international criticism of the Iranian regime’s treatment of its citizens who participated in the recent protests, human rights violations have skyrocketed in Iran.The fate of about 8,000 protest detainees is still uncertain as they that are still languishing in the country’s prisons. Confusing and conflicting statements are being made by the theocratic regime’s propaganda machine on ways of containing future protests.For weeks the Iranian regime promised a ...

Death toll in Syria’s Ghouta rises to 84, women, children among victims

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Air strikes in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta have killed 23 individuals, five of which are children, reported the Syrian Observatory on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning, the observatory had reported that 84 individuals were killed during the strikes. These numbers come in days after the ongoing strikes in the eastern city. Among the deceased were several women and children. Earlier, the artillery shelling and raids centered on the cities of Arbeen, Duma, Marj and Hzarma. Civil Defense ...

ANALYSIS: The ‘victim vs. criminal’ debate affecting African migrants in Italy

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Recent events in the Italian city of Macerata are dividing public opinion and politicians just less a month before national elections. Two dramatic episodes took place on the same week in the city of Macerata. Innocent Oseghale, originally from Nigeria, illegally in Italy with an expired visa and known by the Italian police for drug dealing, was arrested and is now being tried for the murder of Pamela Mastropietro, an 18-year-old Italian girl who was in rehab and whose body was found on January ...

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