Jordan’s royal family drama sends shudders around the region. Here’s what we know – CNN

For a country often seen as a bastion of relative calm in a troubled region, the events that unfolded in Jordan over the weekend were among the most dramatic in decades. Sorgente: Jordan’s royal family drama sends shudders around the region. Here’s what we know – CNN

Saudi Arabia arms sales: Which countries are still exporting? | Middle East Eye

Following US pause on weapons deals to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, MEE looks at how other major military exporters have responded Sorgente: Saudi Arabia arms sales: Which countries are still exporting? | Middle East Eye

Over 80 Groups Want Russia Off The UN Human Rights Council, There’s Just One Problem

More than 80 human rights groups and other related non-governmental organizations have called on the United Nations to drop Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over its military campaign in Syria.The groups, which include Human Rights Watch, CARE International, and Refugees International, signed an appeal that was launched ahead of the upcoming elections to fillContinua a leggere “Over 80 Groups Want Russia Off The UN Human Rights Council, There’s Just One Problem”

What You Aren’t Being Told About The Iraqi ISIS Offensive

Is this really the end of ISIS? Sorgente: What You Aren’t Being Told About The Iraqi ISIS Offensive   (ANTIMEDIA) — Iraq has officially begun a U.S.-backed offensive to drive ISIS from the Iraqi city of Mosul, the terror group’s last major stronghold in the country. The operation will be likely be assisted and supportedContinua a leggere “What You Aren’t Being Told About The Iraqi ISIS Offensive”

Which countries still have the death penalty – and who executes the most prisoners? 

China and Iran are responsible for the highest number of executions in the world, according statistics from Amnesty International.  Although official data is unavailable, Amnesty International estimates there to have been thousands of executions in China. Iran follows China with 977 executions in 2015. Sorgente: Which countries still have the death penalty – and whoContinua a leggere “Which countries still have the death penalty – and who executes the most prisoners? “

UN: Shameful pandering to Saudi Arabia over children killed in Yemen conflict | Amnesty International

The credibility of the United Nations is on the line after it shamefully caved in to pressure to remove the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition from a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights in conflict, Amnesty International said today. Sorgente: UN: Shameful pandering to Saudi Arabia over children killed in Yemen conflictContinua a leggere “UN: Shameful pandering to Saudi Arabia over children killed in Yemen conflict | Amnesty International”

Saudi Arabia: 3 Alleged Child Offenders Await Execution

Three Saudi men are awaiting execution for alleged, protest-related crimes committed while they were children. Saudi judges based the capital convictions primarily on confessions that the three defendants retracted in court and said had been coerced. The courts did not investigate the allegations that the confessions were obtained by torture. Saudi Arabia’s announcement on March 11, 2016 that itContinua a leggere “Saudi Arabia: 3 Alleged Child Offenders Await Execution”

Ottawa releases redacted report on human rights in Saudi Arabia – Politics – 

The Canadian government has released a redacted version of its 2015 human rights report on Saudi Arabia, bowing to demands from opposition MPs and other critics calling for more transparency about a controversial arms deal with the kingdom. Sorgente: Ottawa releases redacted report on human rights in Saudi Arabia – Politics – CBC News