November 18, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem. The Special Coordinator, Robert Serry, called on all sides to do everything possible to avoid further escalation. The attack Tuesday killed at least four people, ...[read more]
October 28, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Iran Tuesday to stop detaining and harassing human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. HRW also urged Iranian officials to end interference in the internal affairs of Iran's bar association. HRW stressed that the government and the bar association need to ensure that no ...[read more]
October 10, 2014
by Allison Fedorka
Saudi Arabia is persecuting rights activists and silencing government critics, according to a report issued Friday by Amnesty International (AI). According to AI, members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) have been persecuted since the Arab Spring in 2011. The Saudi ...[read more]
October 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Egyptian judge Said Youssef was removed from his position on the Minya Criminal Court of Egypt on Tuesday to a seat on the civilian judicial court in Egypt. The Minya court, known as one of the nation's terrorism courts, was the forum for two mass sentences of hundreds of Islamic supporters of the ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
More than 140,000 people have been internally displaced in Libya as a result of the country's rapidly deteriorating security situation, the UN said Monday. Renewed fighting between feuding militias has caused a new wave of displacement, particularly in the western outskirts of Tripoli and the ...[read more]
September 7, 2014
by William Helbling
A judge presiding over the case against radical Jordan cleric Abu Qatada on Sunday stated he was delaying the pending verdict for further examination of the case. According to Judge Ahmed al-QatarnehIt, a decision on the charges against Qatada will now be issued on September 24. Qatada is facing ...[read more]
August 30, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
US National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden announced on Friday that the White House is placing new sanctions on over 30 organizations and individuals with ties to Iran. The sanctions come as the US continues to negotiate with Iran regarding the future of the country's controversial ...[read more]
July 12, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed alarm at the possible international human rights law violations as a result of the military operations that took place in Gaza on Thursday afternoon resulting in the deaths of 88 Palestinians. Israel's military operation " ...[read more]
June 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry on Sunday met with ministers of the new Palestinian unity government in the Gaza Strip. Serry's UN envoy are the first international officials to meet with the new unity government, announced by Palestinian President Mahmoud ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli ...[read more]

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