Human Rights Watchdogs Urge Algeria to Ensure Fair Trial for Amazigh Activists

Several international human rights watchdogs, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, EuroMed Rights, and Front Line Defenders have called on Algerian authorities to drop all charges against a leading activist and his 40 co-defendants, charges based on their peaceful activism Read more

Palestine-Hamas: 3 men associated with killing of top military commander executed

The Palestinian Hamas movement controlling the Gaza Strip Thursday executed three men condemned to death for the killing of the movement’s top military commander in March. Ashraf Abu Leila, 38, Abdallah al-Nashar, 38, and Hisham al-Aloul, 42 were arrested two Read more

Jordan, Russia Call for Political Settlement in Syria

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov who also doubles as President Putin’s special representative for the Middle East and Africa met with King Abdallah of Jordan on Thursday to discuss the Syrian crisis. The Russian official also met Prime Minister Read more

Libya: NATO to increase military presence in the Mediterranean Sea

NATO has revealed plans to increase its operations in the Mediterranean Sea especially along the Libyan coast. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the end of the organization summit in Warsaw, Poland, operation Active Endeavour meant to protect ships Read more

Palestine: Gazans Accuse Jordan of Restrictive Transit Visa Policy

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are raising concerns about the impossibility for them to go through the Israel-controlled areas out of Gaza because of the quasi-impossibility to obtain a “no objection” letter from Jordanian authorities. They need to have the Read more