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THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
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Yarmouk blockade should go to ICC – Amnesty
Olivia Alabaster | March 10, 2014 03:02 AM
The Syrian government’s siege of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp is a crime against humanity and should see the regime referred to the International Criminal Court, according to an Amnesty International report released Monday.
The dead in Syria may yet speak out
Michael Young | January 23, 2014 12:25 AM
“I carry in me a great cemetery,” says the main character in Mustapha Khalifeh’s novel “Al-Qawqaa,” (The Shell). “At night the tombs open their doors.
The ICC helps move nations from violence to peace
Luis Moreno Ocampo | July 15, 2013 12:28 AM
The purpose of the International Criminal Court is to help prevent massive crimes.
Talks start on U.N. arms trade treaty
July 03, 2012 12:45 AM
International talks started Monday on a treaty to regulate the $70-billion-a-year global arms trade.
Syrian army systematically killing civilians: Amnesty
Tim Castle | June 14, 2012 09:25 AM
Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organized attacks on towns and villages that amount to crimes against humanity.
Amnesty tells Israel: End detentions without trial
Ian Deitch | June 06, 2012 10:44 AM
Amnesty International has appealed to Israel to end the practice of imprisoning Palestinians suspected of militant activity without trial.
2 Syrian dissidents quit opposition council
Ben Hubbard | March 14, 2012 02:14 PM
Two prominent Syrian dissidents said they have quit the main opposition group.
Amnesty demands aid access to Syria's Homs
February 24, 2012 11:11 AM
Amnesty International demanded on Friday that aid agencies be given immediate access to Homs and other besieged Syrian protest cities, as world powers gathered in Tunisia to discuss the bloodshed.
Police confiscate over 1,600 unlicensed motorcycles
January 11, 2012 10:38 AM
Lebanese police confiscate over 1,600 unlicensed motorcycles by late Tuesday.
Ganzouri names new Egypt Cabinet with increased powers
December 08, 2011 01:19 AM
Egypt’s caretaker premier named a new Cabinet Wednesday with increased powers to tackle worsening crime and a sliding economy as Islamist parties made fresh gains in the country’s parliamentary election.
Iran actress in Australian film spared lashes, freed
Laurent Maillard | October 29, 2011 10:31 AM
Iranian actress sentenced to be whipped for her role in an Australian-produced film spared the lashes and freed after having her term reduced on appeal.
Patients tortured in Syrian hospitals: Amnesty
October 25, 2011 04:50 PM
Patients in Syrian state hospitals are subjected to torture and mistreatment as part of the government's crackdown on dissent, while medics are also being targeted, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty slams U.N. veto for Syria
The Daily Star | October 05, 2011 06:52 PM
Amnesty International slammed Wednesday Russia and China for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria on a crackdown the U.N. says has led to the death of around 3,000 people.
France, Sweden warn Syria after harassment, attacks on opponents abroad
October 05, 2011 02:57 AM
France and Sweden Tuesday warned Syria against attacking or intimidating Syrian opposition in exile, amid reports of assaults and threats in European capitals.
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