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UN team to visit Myanmar’s Rakhine next week

Truth NGO – A United Nations Security Council delegation tasked with measuring the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis is gearing up to tour Rakhine state, a senior government official has revealed. Slated to arrive in Myanmar on Monday, the mission will be the highest-profile UN delegation to visit the region since last August, when government forces stepped up a …

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HRW slams Israel’s demolition of Palestinian schools in West Bank as ‘war crime’

Truth NGO – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the demolition of Palestinian schools by orders of Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, saying the move is part of a discriminatory planning system which amounts to a war crime. “Israel has repeatedly denied Palestinians permits to build schools in the West Bank and demolished schools built without permits, making …

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Belgium allocates €26m for humanitarian aid in Syria

Truth NGO – Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo yesterday announced that his country will allocate €26 million ($32 million) for the humanitarian needs of Syrian both in the war torn country and the surrounding areas. “We are doing this as an expression of solidarity with the Syrian people who for eight years have been trapped in a …

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Palestinians file complaint to UN over Israel’s breach of anti-racism treaty

Truth NGO – Palestinian diplomats in Geneva have filed a complaint with the United Nations against Israel for resorting to discriminatory measures and violating its obligations under a UN anti-racism treaty only to maintain a “colonial occupation.” The complaint was delivered by the Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council Ibrahim Khraishi to the body that monitors the implementation …

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Palestinian engineer ‘killed by Mossad’ in Malaysia, says family

Truth NGO – Fadi Mohammed al-Batash was gunned down by two shooters outside a mosque near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur A revered Palestinian academic and engineer from Gaza was shot dead in Malaysia on Saturday morning outside a mosque, according to local police. Dr Fadi Mohammed al-Batash, 35, who was married and had three children, was shot by …

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Swedish #WalkToPalestine: ‘The biggest challenge is solitude’

TruthNGO – Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa will be arriving in Ankara this week after having spent time in Istanbul with supporters of his #WalkToPalestine campaign. Ladraa, who has travelled over 3,000 kilometres through Europe, was joined by Palestinian travel blogger Motasem Ilawi as he walked through Turkey towards the city of Istanbul. “It’s super nice with company on the road. …

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Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres

Truth NGO – Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is growing in Afghanistan as thousands of foreign troops have apparently failed to restore security 17 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country under the guise of the so-called war on terror. Daesh, which has been behind several past bombings in Kabul, claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack …

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Racial inequality protesters rally outside White House

Truth NGO – Civil rights groups representing African Americans including the New Black Panther Party have rallied outside the White House, calling President Donald Trump “a gangster.” The “10,000 Black Men’s March” rally was held on Saturday to condemn the Trump administration and urge the government to eliminate “systematic racism” and “prejudice against minorities.” Organized by the National Black Men’s …

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UK envoy defends Saudi crackdown on Shia Muslims

Truth NGO – Britain’s ambassador to Riyadh has defended the Saudi regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on the minority Shia Muslims in Eastern Province, drawing criticisms from human rights activists. Last year, Awamiyah, mainly populated by Shia Muslims, witnessed angry protests against the Riyadh regime over its controversial campaign to raze the historical Musawara neighborhood of the town, located in the Qatif …

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Romania government backs embassy relocation to Jerusalem al-Quds

Truth NGO – Romania’s government has thrown its weights behind moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, drawing a warning from President Klaus Iohannis that the decision could violate international law. “Yesterday, the government adopted a memorandum deciding to start the procedure to effectively move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Social Democrat leader and lower house speaker …

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