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Mass killer sues Norway for ‘inhuman treatment’

Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute at the start of a court case on Tuesday in which he is accusing the Norwegian state of inhuman treatment by keeping him in isolation after he massacred 77 people in 2011. The f

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Islamic state seizes oil field in central Syria

Islamic State fighters have seized an oil field in a vast desert area of central Syria where the army has been battling to regain ground from the ultra hardline militants, a group monitoring the conflict said on Monday.  

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Experts to assess Bahrain rights watchdog

International experts are set to assess Bahrain’s main human rights watchdog for the first time since its inception. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), which was formed in 2009 to draft reports, hold conferenc

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Arab human rights court plan on track

Plan for a new pan-Arab court that will investigate human rights allegations in the region is on track, said a report. The Bahrain-based Arab Court of Human Rights will probe allegations of torture, discrimination and other violat

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Fifa sponsors under pressure on Qatar

Fifa's sponsors must challenge soccer's world governing body over human rights abuses at the 2022 World Cup construction sites in Qatar, pressure group New Fifa Now and international workers' unions said on Monday. New

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Bahrain to field teams against election breaches

Bahrain will field teams of monitors trained to expose and root out bribery, harassment and other forms of electoral fraud ahead of the parliamentary and municipal elections, set to be held on November 22. Bahrain's main right

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Bahrain makes major reform strides

Bahrain has made major reform strides and achieved a lot in the fields of democracy, liberty and human rights, the Premier said yesterday (September 14). Upcoming elections will also open a new chapter of national action, he said

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US Embassy policy on human rights 'exposed'

A basic flaw in the way the US embassy compiles its controversial human rights reports on Bahrain has been exposed by a former assistant to the ambassador. Embassy insider Mohammed Abdulhameed Kayani has broken his decade-long sil

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Bahrain rejects ‘biased’ US claims as ludicrous

Racially-charged language, inaccurate figures and sweeping, unverified allegations weaken a US government report on Bahrain's human rights record, according to the Interior Ministry. In a scathing rebuke to the US State Depart

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Bahrain vows human rights protection

Bahrain is keen to consolidate co-operation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) by availing of its training and technical potentials to promote its human rights march, Minister of State for Human Rights Affairs D

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