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EU urged to press Gulf on human rights next week

Rights activists urged the European Union on Friday to press Gulf Arab allies to improve their human rights record and stop harassment and threats against civil society groups and political campaigners.

June 24, 2012 10:25
 
Egypt Turns Down Licences for U.S. NGOs

Egypt Turns Down Licences for U.S. NGOs

Egypt has turned down a request from eight U.S.-based civil society groups for licences to operate in the country, after a crackdown on their activities sparked the first diplomatic spat with Washington since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak.

April 24, 2012 9:05
 
Baghdad Film Festival turns eye to Human Rights

Baghdad Film Festival turns eye to Human Rights

In a country where there still isn't a single public cinema, where detainees complain of torture and militants blow people up because of their sect, supporters of Iraq's first human rights film festival know they face a tough task.

February 27, 2012 1:05
 
UNICEF says 384 children killed so far in Syria

UNICEF says 384 children killed so far in Syria

Agency says most victims are boys; detainees younger than 14; Figures based on reports from local human rights groups; UN concedes unable to track overall death toll in Syria

January 28, 2012 1:23
 

Bahrain’s $53M arms deal with US hinges on human rights talks

The United States commended Bahrain on Friday for moving quickly to implement steps toward political reconciliation and said it was sending its chief human rights official to the island nation for further talks.

December 10, 2011 4:12
 

UAE pardons activists sentences for insulting leaders

The UAE president has pardoned five activists on Monday (Nov 28) who were convicted a day earlier for insulting leaders of the UAE and who had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a relative of one of the five said, according to a Reuters report.

November 28, 2011 2:23
 

UAE activists sentenced to jail

Five political activists convicted on Sunday of insulting the leaders of the United Arab Emirates were sentenced to between two and three years in jail.

November 27, 2011 1:38
 
Thirst for profits—Is trading water ethical or a breach of human rights?

Thirst for profits—Is trading water ethical or a breach of human rights?

As water becomes more scare, the market for water trade becomes more viable. Analysts say it could actually curb food price inflation but who are the losers in this commoditisation?

August 9, 2011 1:22
 

UN report says UAE must take steps to avoid racial tension

UAE Ambassador to the UN accepted comments as valuable, agrees more needs to be done.

June 17, 2010 9:10
 
Burqa bans conceal some far more difficult problems

Burqa bans conceal some far more difficult problems

Is European legislation against the Islamic face covering merely a way of sidestepping some far more complex – and perhaps unsolvable – issues?

April 26, 2010 7:31
 
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