The humanitarian aid to the Syrian people affected by the war is not reaching many of those in need because of the way the UN is operating according to the international law, through the Syrian authorities. People in areas under the control of the rebels are frequently out of reach because the government denies the […]

An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.

Israel suspends talks with Palestinian Authority over Fatah-Hamas unity deal | Haaretz.

Definitely Russian rulers consider eastern Ukraine as something they somehow own. Speaking about a possible military operation against the pro-russian protesters and militias in Ukraine, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said literally: “If we are attacked, we would certainly respond. If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly, like […]

Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, said the organisation in a press release.

An agreement to ease the Ukrainian crisis was reached in Geneva on Thursday. Kiev was represented by its government. But who represented the rebels? Maybe Russia?. Do they have authority over them?

If Putin says Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, it must be true. He won’t say it, but he must know exactly what’s going on in the Eastern regions where armed groups have seized official buildings and are asking for independence from Kiev and even the annexation to the Russian Federation, as Crimea did.