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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.