August 26, 2019

UN says 2900 people killed in Syrian protests

The United Nations human rights office says the death toll in Syria since the pro-democracy demonstrations began in March is at more than 2,900 people. This is up 200 on their previous estimate. On Tuesday, the UN Security Council failed to agree a resolution on taking action against … [Read more...]

Cameron orders inquiry into Libyan rendition allegations

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that allegations that MI6 was involved in the rendition of Libyan terror suspects should be examined by an independent inquiry. When a regime like the Gaddafi's falls in a hurry it does not allow time for secrets to be disposed of. Hence the discovery of … [Read more...]

Red Cross gets access to Syrian prison

The International Red Cross has been allowed to visit a Syrian prison for the first time since civil unrest broke out five months ago. Red Cross President Jakob Kellenberger also held talks with President Bashar al-Assad to discuss the treatment of prisoners. Mr Kellenberger said he had … [Read more...]

Canada imposes sanctions on Syria

Canada is imposing sanctions against members of the Syrian regime in response to the continuing brutal crackdown on protesters in Syria. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the sanctions will take effect immediately and include a travel ban on President Bashar al-Assad and others associated … [Read more...]

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for “change and democracy” in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi freed after 10 years of house arrest has called on her supporters to help change Mynmar saying "I'm not going to be able to do it alone". Suu Kyi was released only six days after Myanmar's first general election in 20 years. This is of course an ambiguous statement because … [Read more...]