Human Rights

Israeli siege of Gaza pushes youth unemployment up to 70%

18 Feb 2020; MEMO: The Head of the Popular Committee against the Siege in the Gaza Strip said on Monday that the Israeli siege of the Palestinian territory has pushed the youth unemployment rate up to 70 per cent.

Jamal Al-Khudari, MP, pointed out in a media statement that the ongoing Israeli siege has entered its fourteenth year and resulted in the closure of dozens of factories, companies and workshops.

Palestinians Seek Alternatives To U.S. 'Peace' Plan To Resolve Conflict With Israel

RAMALLAH, Palestine, Feb 18 (NNN-WAFA) – Palestinians are calling on the international community to help resolve their conflict with Israel, while rejecting the U.S. peace plan.

A senior Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official, called for the establishment of an international assembly, based on rights and justice, so as to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Russian FM Questions Efficiency Of U.S. Mideast 'Peace' Plan

MOSCOW, Feb 18 (NNN-TASS) – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, raised doubts about the efficiency of the U.S. plan for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, known as the “Deal of the Century.”

Washington’s proposal for a solution through unilateral concessions favour Israel, Lavrov said, in an interview with Italian newspaper, La Stampa, which was published by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Monday (yesterday).

Iran, Iraq establish committee to prosecute US officials over Soleimani assassination

17 Feb 2020; MEMO: Senior officials in Iran and Iraq have decided to establish a joint committee to prosecute the US officials involved in the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, Iranian IRNA Agency reported.

IRNA revealed that the decision came during a meeting held on Sunday between the Iranian deputy justice minister for human rights and international affairs, Mahmoud Abbasi, with the Iraqi deputy prosecutor, Dhari Jaber Farhood and director of human rights and international cooperation of the Iraqi Ministry of Justice, Kamel Amin Hashim.

Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat

Washington, Feb 17 (AFP/PTI) The United States' ambassador to Germany said Sunday that President Donald Trump had threatened to cut off intelligence-sharing with countries that dealt with Chinese tech firm Huawei.

Washington has been pressing allies to ban Huawei, one of the world's largest tech firms, from next-generation 5G mobile data networks, saying it is a security risk.

India: Anti-CAA protests continue for third day in TN

Chennai, Feb 16 (PTI) Anti-CAA protests by members of Muslim community continued for the third day on Sunday in Old Washermanpet area in the city and some other parts of Tamil Nadu.

The fresh round of agitations against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), after a lull since December, followed the violence that broke out during a protest here on Friday in which four police personnel and some protesters suffered injuries.

India: Jamia video: govt's intentions would be exposed if no action taken: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 16 (PTI) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday shared a video purportedly showing Jamia students being beaten up by police and said if no action is taken, the government's intentions would stand exposed.

She also accused the Home Minister and the Delhi Police of "lying" that Jamia students were not beaten up inside the library.

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