World Bulletin / News Desk
Bahrain's highest confirmed on Monday jail sentences issued against nine medics convicted for their role in last year's pro-democracy uprising, state news agency BNA reported.
BNA quoted Attorney General Abdul-Rahman al-Sayed as saying that Bahrain's Court of Cassation has rejected all appeals presented by the defendants and confirmed the previous verdicts of prison terms of up to five years.
In June, the appeals court gave Ali al-Ekry, former senior medic at the Salmaniya hospital in Manama, a five-year sentence and eight others were handed jail terms ranging from one month to three years. It also acquitted nine others.
Two medics previously sentenced to 15 years each did not appeal and they are believed to be in hiding or to have left the country.
Washington and rights groups have criticised the June ruling, with Amnesty International saying it was a "dark day for justice".
Use of the Ajami language, which is a local Hausa dialect that uses Arabic letters, predates the arrival of the British in Nigeria.
Palestinian officials fear that an anticipated cold spell this winter could further aggravate the dire humanitarian situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip
State Department spokeswoman condemns the regime’s violence directed against civilians and its ongoing human rights abuses and violations of international law
On Wednesday, Egyptian authorities reopened the crossing after a one-month closure to help nearly 6,000 stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip.
The accident comes a day after 26 workers lost lives when a fire breaks out at coal mine in country’s northeast.
While the world is watching the developments in the Ferguson, black teens continue to be killed by police in the US
The army said in a statement that four were detained in Jenin in the north, two in Ramallah, five in Bethlehem and one in Anata village near Jerusalem
Europe has been swept lately by a wave of support for Palestinian statehood, as peace process remains deadlocked.
Extreme right-wing the Freedom Party wanted the closure of mosques and the purging of Islam from Holland.
In order to prevent any protests an eight point plan has been prepared by Israel
Catalan leader Artur Mas outlined a plan to create a Catalan state within 18 months with the first step being to build a common electoral platform, uniting politicians.
Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov said that Mussa, a former Christian of Roma origin who converted to Islam in 2000 while working in Vienna, had preached surrounded by the ISIL flags.
While the outbreak appears to be coming under control in Liberia, infection rates have accelerated in Sierra Leone.
Moualem's two-day visit to Russia, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian conflict, appears to be the latest move in a renewed diplomatic effort by Moscow to restart peace talks aimed at seeking a solution to the Syria crisis.
The parliament's decision is non-binding as it only has the power to recommend fines to the government and cannot enforce them.
The Dec. 3 meeting, chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to review progress in the fight against ISIL and to discuss how coalition members will coordinate politically in future.