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2019

22

Mar

Trump: Time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in US policy and comes before the Israeli prime minister’s planned visit next week to the White House. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , Aljazeera

20

Mar

Danish MP told baby ‘not welcome’ in parliament chamber

A Danish MP has spoken out after being told to remove her baby from the parliament’s chamber. Mette Abildgaard said it was the first time she had brought her five-month-old daughter to work, as her father could not step in to take care of her. Pia Kjaersgaard, parliament speaker and ex-leader of the right-wing Danish […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: NTV , BBC

14

Mar

Ex-British soldier faces charges over 1972 Bloody Sunday killings

A former British soldier faces charges over the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings, Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said on Thursday. It relates to events on January 30 of that year when British troops opened fire on an unauthorised march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. They killed 13 Catholics and wounded 14 others, one of whom later […]

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Country: Ireland
Source: HT , Euro News

14

Mar

US human rights report notes Khashoggi killing, avoids mention of Saudi prince

The State Department’s human rights report for 2018 released Wednesday notes Saudi Arabia’s killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi without mentioning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who US intelligence services believe ordered the premeditated murder. The annual report catalogs violence, repression and cruelty around the world, under a mandate set by Congress in foreign […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , CNN

13

Mar

Muslim congresswomen criticize Saudi Arabia on Yemen

Congress’ two Muslim female lawmakers on Tuesday called out Saudi Arabia and criticized the U.S. for supplying the kingdom with weapons for its war in Yemen. “Saudi Arabia is consistently ranked among the worst human rights abusers in the world and is responsible for famine/cholera outbreak in Yemen. Yet it is the top buyer of U.S.-made […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , AA

12

Mar

Woman “too masculine” to be rape victim according to Italian court

Protesters gathered outside an appeals court in Ancona, Italy, after a 2017 ruling was unsealed, which revealed that two men were cleared of rape charges because the judges thought the victim was “too masculine” to be desirable. Women’s groups organized a rally of some 200 people who were outraged by the judges’ belief that rapists […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , New York Post

12

Mar

Number of empty homes in England rises while homelessness reaches record levels

Hundreds of thousands of homes were left vacant across England for over six months last year as levels of homelessness reached record levels in parts of the country. The latest figures, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, showed that the number of empty number of empty houses is at its highest […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Independent

08

Mar

US skirts question on executions in Egypt

The U.S. State Department avoided answering a question Thursday on the recent execution of nine men by Egyptian authorities, saying it needed to research the issue more. Asked by reporters whether the U.S. had anything to say on the matter as well as on reported human rights abuses in the country, spokesman Robert Palladino said […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber

07

Mar

US, UK arms kill more than 200 Yemeni civilians

The Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led coalition has killed more than 200 people, including women and children, using U.S. and British-made weapons in Yemen, said a report Wednesday. The report, “Day of Judgment: The Role of the US and Europe in Civilian Death, Destruction, and Trauma in Yemen” was prepared by the U.S.-based University Network […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Hurriyet

01

Mar

German town defends decision to sell family’s pet pug on eBay

Officials in Germany have defended their decision to seize an indebted family’s pet pug and sell it on eBay, saying the move was a last resort because authorities were unable to find anything else to take. The incident in the western town of Ahlen prompted criticism on social media from people who felt the decision […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Guardian , Sputnik