‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ a disaster zone

‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ a disaster zone

Image copyright Getty Images The island chain of Socotra, famed for unique plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, is coping with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone. The archipelago was struck by Cyclone Mekunu on Wednesday night, leaving at least 17 people missing and forcing its native population to flee floodwaters. Socotra […]

‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ a disaster zone

‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ a disaster zone

Image copyright Getty Images The island chain of Socotra, famed for unique plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, is coping with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone. The archipelago was struck by Cyclone Mekunu on Wednesday night, leaving at least 17 people missing and forcing its native population to flee floodwaters. Socotra […]

‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ a disaster zone

‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ a disaster zone

Image copyright Getty Images The island chain of Socotra, famed for unique plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, is coping with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone. The archipelago was struck by Cyclone Mekunu on Wednesday night, leaving at least 17 people missing and forcing its native population to flee floodwaters. Socotra […]

Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei lists demands for European powers

Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei lists demands for European powers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran could no longer deal with the US Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has set out several conditions for staying in the nuclear deal with world powers. The conditions include protecting Iran oil sales and safeguarding trade. US President Donald Trump has said he is withdrawing from […]

Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women’s rights activists

Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women’s rights activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aziza al-Yousef is reportedly one of the women’s rights activists being held Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women’s rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Human rights groups said at least 11 people, most of them women who […]

Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger ‘arrested’

Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger ‘arrested’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wael Abbas has spent more than a decade documenting alleged police abuses A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says. Heavily armed officers raided Wael Abbas’s home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded to an […]

Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into ‘Israeli war crimes’

Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into ‘Israeli war crimes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Riad Malki said the Palestinians had “ample and insurmountable evidence” The Palestinians have asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli human rights abuses. Foreign Minister Riad Malki submitted a so-called “referral”, which he said detailed evidence of crimes committed on occupied Palestinian […]

Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women’s rights activists

Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women’s rights activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aziza al-Yousef is reportedly one of the women’s rights activists being held Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women’s rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Human rights groups said at least 11 people, most of them women who […]

Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger ‘arrested’

Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger ‘arrested’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wael Abbas has spent more than a decade documenting alleged police abuses A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says. Heavily armed officers raided Wael Abbas’s home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded to an […]

Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into ‘Israeli war crimes’

Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into ‘Israeli war crimes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Riad Malki said the Palestinians had “ample and insurmountable evidence” The Palestinians have asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli human rights abuses. Foreign Minister Riad Malki submitted a so-called “referral”, which he said detailed evidence of crimes committed on occupied Palestinian […]

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