Two British journalists working for Vice News have been charged by a court in Turkey of “working on behalf of a terrorist organisation.” Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury had been detained along with their colleague Mohammed Ismael Rasool in the southeastern city [continue reading].
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Amnesty calls for immediate release of Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, of Vice News, who were arrested with their fixer in the Kurdish south-east of the country and are due to appear in court on Sunday Two British journalists working for Vice News have been detained by [continue reading].
Four members of a VICE News crew were arrested by Turkish police on Thursday, August 27, in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir located in south-east Turkey. The reporters are scheduled to appear in court on Monday to face allegations of terrorism and assisting ISIS. Although no [continue reading].
Now the enemy du jour is the Colombian migrant, adding a full blown humanitarian crisis — garnished with xenophobia — to Venezuela’s rolling economic disaster. By expelling Colombians, Maduro also is trampling tradition. “Venezuela has been one of the [continue reading].
Provea, a human rights group headquartered in Caracas, called Maduro’s comments “a dangerous campaign of xenophobia against Colombians residing in Venezuela.” Venezuela’s Socialist president vowed to continue his crackdown on illegal aliens after closing a major [continue reading].
NAIROBI: Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, was sworn in for a third term Thursday, six days ahead of schedule. The government has not explained why the swearing in was moved up with virtually no advance notice. In his inauguration speech, Nkurunziza pledged to end [continue reading].
Riot police are accused of heavy-handed tactics as some people faint, have panic attacks and are crushed inside a locked stadium. Migrants on the Greek island of Kos have been tear-gassed and reportedly beaten as hundreds suffer sweltering conditions locked inside an open-air [continue reading].
Hundreds of Yazidi boys abducted by Isis are being forced to practice beheading techniques on dolls as part of their “re-education”. The radicalization programme is part of Isis’ plan to create the next generation of extremists in the vast swathes of territory it controls [continue reading].