Azerbaijan and Armenia clash result in dozens of death

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia said 18 ethnic-Armenian soldiers had died in the fighting, among the worst in two decades while Azerbaijan said it had lost 12 troops and there were unconfirmed reports of civilian deaths on both sides. Nagorno-Karabakh… Read More Azerbaijan and Armenia clash result in dozens of death

Clash in South Sudan U.N. compound claims 18 lives

Clashes inside a United Nations compound in South Sudan killed at least 18 people, including two Doctors Without Borders staffers, the organization reported on Thursday. The fighting erupted on Wednesday evening and continued Thursday at a U.N. civilian protection site in the northeastern city of Malakal, officials said. Doctors Without Borders teams reported treating dozens… Read More Clash in South Sudan U.N. compound claims 18 lives

Recent execution brings Saudi Arabia’s 2016 execution count to 57

Saudi Arabia executed one of its citizens on Tuesday, for the fatal shooting of another Saudi, bringing the number of convicts put to death this year at 57. Mosaid al-Shahrani had been tried and found guilty of killing Hamad al-Shahrani with an automatic weapon after an argument, an interior ministry statement said. It did not… Read More Recent execution brings Saudi Arabia’s 2016 execution count to 57

Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death on charges of apostasy

On November 17, 2015, Palestinian artist and poet Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy for alleged blasphemous statements he made during a discussion group and in his poetry book. The judge ruled that Fayadh’s repentance was not enough to avoid the death sentence. According to Fahmy Foundation, Palestinian artist and poet Ashraf Fayadh… Read More Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death on charges of apostasy

Two police officers charged over death of 6-year-old boy in Louisiana

Two US police officers have been charged with the murder of a six-year-old boy who was shot and killed while travelling in his father’s car. A grand jury in Louisiana indicted Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr on second-degree murder charges over the death of Jeremy Mardis. The two men opened fire on the car… Read More Two police officers charged over death of 6-year-old boy in Louisiana