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Human rights

Protesters clash with Bahraini forces, call election ‘farce’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Security forces in Bahrain have engaged anti-regime protesters with tear gas as crowds of activists across the nation attempted to block the streets in protest against parliamentary elections which they see as farce and sham.

22.11.2014 22:47

Saudi Arabian detainee released from Guantanamo, over 140 still behind bars
A Saudi prisoner has been freed from Guantanamo Bay prison, becoming the 13th detainee to leave the US detention center in Cuba this year. Over 140 people remain behind bars despite severe criticism and President Obama’s vow to close the facility.

22.11.2014 15:14

Muslim girl beaten by male relatives for being ‘too Western’ in Italy
A 15-year-old teenager has been severely beaten by her father and brothers in Italy because they considered her behavior “too Western.” With injures to her head, face, shoulders and ribs, the girl was hospitalized and then entrusted to social services.

22.11.2014 11:47

Bahrain stages controversial elections amid Shia boycott
As voters streamed to polling stations across Bahrain for parliamentary and municipal elections, the main Shia opposition is expressing its dissatisfaction with the political situation by staging a boycott.

22.11.2014 13:37

Israel’s punitive homes demolition potentially a war crime – HRW
Israeli’s punitive demolition of family homes belonging to Palestinians suspected of carrying out terror attacks on Israeli citizens amounts to a potential war crime, Human Rights Watch says, urging Tel Aviv not to take revenge on whole families.

22.11.2014 07:52

ISIS hostage John Cantlie ‘accepts fate’ in new propaganda video
Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of "accepting his fate" as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate.

22.11.2014 09:51

'Hypocritical' Aussie FM at UN Ebola meeting warns against discrimination
The Aussie FM has slammed discrimination against nationals of Ebola-hit W. African countries while chairing the UN Security Council. Her statement has prompted accusations of hypocrisy as Australia has imposed travel bans on these states.

22.11.2014 05:55

Syrian militants profit on ruins of former industrial capital
Aleppo province is locked in ongoing fighting between a mix of hardline Islamists with so-called moderate opposition, and Syrian govt forces. Yet, RT’s Maria Finoshina found that combatants are still making profit off Syria’s former industrial center.

21.11.2014 04:46

Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown reportedly set to resign
Whatever the decision of the Ferguson grand jury turns out to be, the police officer at the center of shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown is negotiating with city officials to resign.

21.11.2014 23:16

Bahrain election to deepen dispute between govt and opposition – activist Nabeel Rajab (EXCLUSIVE)
The Bahraini general election won’t resolve the political deadlock in the country as it’s only staged to mislead the international community, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab told RT, expressing hope the interview won’t land him in prison again.

21.11.2014 20:32

Pope Francis warns human greed will 'destroy world'
Pope Francis has launched his latest attack against the excesses of capitalism, saying humankind will bring about the end of the world unless we rein in our rapacious greed.

21.11.2014 14:17

Jerusalem mayor: Revoke citizenship for terrorists’ families
The mayor of Jerusalem has called on Israeli authorities to revoke the citizenship of family members of terrorists. This proposal was made in response to growing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.

21.11.2014 12:42