July 17, 2019

Shia protesters in Bahrain sentenced to life in prison

A Bahrain court has sentenced eight Shia pro-democracy activists to life in prison for "plotting to overthrow the government." The Special Security Court put 21 opposition activists on trial and rewarded their opposition to the government with hefty jail sentences. Undeterred, protesters … [Read more...]

Ex-Tunisian president Ben Ali sentenced to 35 years prison

A Tunisian court has sentenced ex-Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila to 35 years in prison for theft and other charges. The only problem for justice is that neither Ben Ali or Leila were in court. They have long fled to a luxury exile in Saudi Arabia. The couple fled … [Read more...]

President Assad admits “mistakes” by Syrian security forces

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been quoted in the al-Watan newspaper as saying his security services "made some mistakes" in their handling of demonstrations. He attributed the shortcomings to a lack of experience with such situations, which he said would normally be the police's … [Read more...]

Acclaimed Filmmaker Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

Acclaimed British photojournalist and documentary maker Tim Hetherington, has been killed while filming in the beseiged Libyan City of Misrata. Misrata has been under seige by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for more than seven weeks, and the humanitarian situation has become dire. A … [Read more...]

UN votes ‘yes’ to Libya no-fly zone

The United Nations Security Council voted for a no-fly zone over Libya and approved "all necessary measures" short of an invasion "to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas". The resolution was proposed by the UK, France and Lebanon and was was carried 10-0 in favour with five … [Read more...]