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UK exploiting Saudi-Qatar crisis with arms sales

Report reveals UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye (MEE) report cited a list of 46 states highlighted by the UK Department for International Trade Defense and Security Organization as potentially lucrative markets for weapons …

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50 years of unlawful killings

For half a century, Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has resulted in systematic human rights violations against Palestinians living there. Since the occupation first began in June 1967, Israel’s ruthless policies of land confiscation, illegal settlement and dispossession, coupled with rampant discrimination, have inflicted immense suffering on Palestinians, depriving them of their …

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Israeli settlements almost tripled in 1st half of 2017: Report

Israeli settlements almost tripled in 1st half of 2017

A newly published report shows that the scale of the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by almost three times in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of settlement released the figure in its weekly report on Saturday. The …

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624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria

A report released by the US-led coalition says its airstrikes against purported Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq have claimed the lives of at least 624 civilians since the start of the military campaign in 2014. The coalition made the announcement on Friday, claiming that the civilians had been “unintentionally killed” over a span of 34 months between August 2014 …

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Over 12,600 times of force used against UK black people: Report

Over 12,600 times of force used against UK black people

New statistics have revealed that the Metropolitan Police used force against a disproportionately large number of black people in London over the past three months. Thirty-six percent of the 12,605 people subjected to police force between April and July were black or black British, while those groups account for only about 13 percent of London’s population, according to official figures …

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UK stripped 150 criminals, terrorists of citizenship: Report

British man who tried to join Daesh in Syria gets six years

The UK has stripped more than 150 criminals and suspected terrorists from their citizenship, out of fear that they would return to Britain after the fall of the Daesh (ISIL) terror group in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report. British ministers have increased “deprivation orders,” reported the Sunday Times, noting that more than 40 suspects had their right …

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes spike under Trump: Report

Anti Muslim hate crimes spike under Trump

The number of Islamophobic incidents in the United States nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year following the election of President Donald Trump, according to a leading Muslim advocacy group. More than 940 anti-Muslim hate crimes and bias incidents were reported between April and June of 2017, an increase of 91 percent, …

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14 Saudis face imminent execution for protesting: Reprieve

14 Saudis face imminent execution for protesting

A leading rights group has called on the US and UK governments to stop Saudi Arabia from executing 14 people who face death based on evidence gathered under torture. Reprieve, which is based in London, said all 14 people were sentenced by the controversial Specialized Criminal Court, which used confessions extracted through torture as the basis for convictions. Nearly all …

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150 Saudi intelligence officers joined Daesh in Mosul battle

150 Saudi intelligence officers joined Daesh in Mosul battle

Saudi Arabia had dispatched more than 100 intelligence officers to Mosul to join the Takfiri Daesh militants and direct them in battles against Iraqi government forces and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, a recent report has revealed. Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network, citing a report published by Qatari al-Sharq newspaper, revealed that 150 Saudi intelligence agents were fighting alongside …

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United States, Human Rights and the Discourse of Domination

United States, Human Rights and the Discourse of Domination

Recently, on 2 July 2017, Tehran hosted a seminar in the faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, in which a group of scholars from Iran, The US, Ireland, and Canada delivered lectures in relation to the head title of the seminar itself ‘United States, Human Rights and the Discourse of Domination’. The prominent scholars’ lectures were as follows: From …

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