January 18, 2015
by Emelina Perez
A Qatari man arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks and labeled an "enemy combatant" was released and returned to his home nation on Saturday. Ali bin Kahlah al-Marri was held by US authorities for six years and later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a ...[read more]
January 16, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) expressed concern on Friday regarding increasing political violence in Bangladesh. The OCHCR believes that the increase in political violence began earlier this month when the Bangladeshi government banned demonstrations and protesting ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A court in Egypt on Tuesday overturned the convictions of embezzlement for former president Hosni Mubarak and ordered a retrial. Mubarak was sentenced in May to three years after being found guilty of embezzling USD $14 million of government money for personal expenses. However, the Court of ...[read more]
January 1, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Thursday, ordered a retrial for three Al Jazeera journalists jailed for falsifying news reports and associating with the Muslim Brotherhood. The three journalists are Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. Greste and Fahmy are both foreign nationals; ...[read more]
December 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A court in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia's eastern province, has ordered that the criminal cases against Loujain Hathloul and Maysaa Alamoudi, two women's rights activists, be transferred to a special tribunal for terrorism in Riyadh. The women were arrested in December while attempting to drive into ...[read more]
December 24, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
Amnesty International (AI) issued a briefing on Tuesday that said the Islamic State (IS) has exposed Iraq's Yezdi minority to violence and torture. The briefing details the torturous behaviors IS has exhibited towards Yezdi women, including rape, sexual violence and forcing women and young girls ...[read more]
December 8, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
Somalia's parliament on Saturday reported a vote of no confidence in Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Ahmed began his term in December 2013. The 153 votes requesting his resignation came in response to the tension between Ahmed and current Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The ...[read more]
December 3, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
Egypt's prosecutor general stated Tuesday that he will appeal the Egyptian court's Saturday decision that dropped charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and dismissed the case. Mubarak, his former security chief Habib El-Adly and six former government aides were being retried on ...[read more]
November 30, 2014
by William Helbling
A Qatar appeals court on Sunday acquitted a US couple who faced charges of parental neglect after their adopted daughter passed away. Matthew and Grace Huang's daughter was eight years old and was adopted from an orphanage in Ghana. The daughter's cause of death reported by Qatar's Council of ...[read more]
November 29, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
An Egyptian court on Saturday dropped charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak by dismissing the case. Judge Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi, who read the verdict for the three-panel court, stated that charges should have never been brought. Critics alleged that the postponed verdict is a ...[read more]

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