Russia finally granted Edward Snowden  temporary asylum for one year. After 39 days living in the Sheremetyevo airport transit zone, the former analyst wanted in the US for giving to the press details about  National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, left in a taxi to “a secure, confidential place”. The organization WikiLeaks explained in a statement […]

UN: July deadliest month in Iraq since 2008 – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Summary: A total of 1,057 Iraqis killed and 2,326 wounded in violence whose impact on civilians “remains disturbingly high”. The UN has released the latest casualty figures and expressed concern about the high number of dead and wounded who were killed […]

The Israel Defense Forces‘ detention of a five-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron earlier this month was a legitimate step in order to “thwart the threat posed by the activities of a minor,” the IDF’s legal adviser in the West Bank has ruled, informs Haaretz. The advisor said though that detaining the boy’s father was not […]