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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-30 08:18:47
The Israeli parliament approved Thursday a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike to be force fed if their life is in danger or they face chronic health problems, a spokesman said. The law, which seeks to prevent imprisoned Palestinian from pressuring Israel by refusing food, was initially approved by cabinet in June 2014 at the height of a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners, during which dozens were hospitalised. While the law does not specifically mention Palestinians, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who led the legislation, said it was necessary since "hunger strikes of terrorists in prisons have become a means to threaten Israel." The law, which passed by 46 votes to 40, "will be used only if a doctor determines that the continued hunger strike will create an immediate risk to the life of a prisoner or long-term damage to his health," David Amsalem of the ruling Likud party said. But opposition members decried the new measure, with the Arab Joint List of parties criticising "a law to torture Palestinian prisoners, aimed at uprooting their legitimate struggle". It said the law reflected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government's "distorted take on fundamental democratic values." The law had been vehemently opposed by the Israeli Medical Association, which warned it would "order doctors to act solely according to the rules of ethics, and not feed or nourish hunger strikers against their will." According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the majority of prisoners who go on hunger strike are Palestinians in administrative detention, under which they held for renewable six-month periods without charge. The association was among 10 rights groups which warned on Wednesday that the law's sole aim was "to break the spirit and body of administrative detainees and prisoners expressing protest in a non-violent way." On Tuesday, United Nations special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez and UN special rapporteur on the right to health Dainius Puras called on Israel to halt the legislation. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-26 08:03:46
Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage were due to arrive on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where over 100,000 residents have petitioned against the closure of the public beach outside his villa. The new king and his inner circle's three-week visit at the family's seafront villa in Vallauris, where U.S. actress Rita Hayworth celebrated her wedding to Prince Aly Khan of Pakistan in 1949, will be a boon for the local economy. But the closure of the public beach for privacy and security reasons has stirred up a local storm. A petition against the "privatisation" of the Mirandole beach below the Saudi villa gathered more than 100,000 signatures in a week. The mayor of Vallauris also wrote to President Francois Hollande to protest against unauthorised work done by the Saudis at the property, where a slab of concrete was poured directly onto the sand to install an elevator. "We understand the security reasons and the nation's greater interest. But nobody can exonerate himself from the laws of the land," mayor Michelle Salucki wrote. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-25 07:52:51
Syria's two main political opposition groups, long at odds, announced Friday that they have agreed on a "roadmap" to end their country's long-running civil war, starting with establishment of a transitional governing body. Officials of the Syrian National Coalition and the National Coordination Body spoke to reporters after meeting in Brussels. Safwan Akkash, secretary of the National Coordination Body, said it was the groups' shared responsibility to protect "Syrian blood." The unified front could strengthen the opposition's hand in any future talks with the government of President Bashar Assad. But the opposition groups, which have been trying for years to reach a common understanding, have been accused of being out of touch with the realities in Syria and have virtually no following among the rebel groups fighting on the ground. The announcement in Brussels came a day after U.N. special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura met in Damascus with Syrian politicians, trying to come up with a way to end the conflict that has killed around 220,000 people since March 2011. De Mistura's office says he is working to finalize his proposals to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on a way forward to support Syrian parties in their search for a political solution. On Friday, Syria's foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, told participants in a media conference in Damascus that going to Geneva for a third peace conference "is still premature as long as Syrians themselves haven't reached the point of being able to deal with their own affairs." Members of the SNC, the main political group in exile, have long accused the Damascus-based NCB of being too lenient and even complicit with Assad's government. Members of the NCB, in turn, have accused the SNC of being bankrolled by oil-rich Arab Gulf countries. After their negotiations in the Belgian capital, the accent was on unity. "We want to serve every mother who mourns her dead child," Akkash said. "The Syrian people are today united." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-25 07:34:50
The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian. The law was adopted after three days of debate by 174 members of parliament with ten abstentions and no votes against, according to an AFP tally. The president of the assembly, Mohamed Ennaceur welcomed the passing of the "law against terrorism and money laundering", calling it an "historic" moment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-25 07:34:03
Turkish fighter jets launched attacks on camps of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq overnight, the prime minister's office said on Saturday, in what is likely to be a major blow to the stalled Kurdish peace process. Ground forces hit the PKK as well as Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, it said, as part of Ankara's campaign to take a prominent role in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamist militant group. The air strikes hit PKK targets in several locations, targeting warehouses, "logistic points", living quarters and storage buildings, it said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-22 08:42:17
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek to reassure Gulf Arab officials at a meeting in Qatar soon that Washington will work with them to "push back" against Iranian influence in the region, he told the pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat. Most U.S. allies in the energy-rich Gulf publicly welcomed a deal between world powers and Tehran over its disputed nuclear program, but they accuse Tehran of interfering in Arab conflicts and pushing hard for heightened regional influence. "I will be traveling to Doha in the next couple of weeks to meet with the whole (Gulf Cooperation Council)," Kerry told the paper in an interview published on Wednesday. He was referring to a group of countries comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-22 08:35:49
A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon said. Muhsin al-Fadhli was killed in a "kinetic strike" on July 8 while traveling in a vehicle near the northwestern Syrian town of Sarmada, said Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He did not confirm whether a drone or a manned aircraft had killed Fadhli, 34. Fadhli was allegedly the leader of the Khorasan Group, a group of senior Al-Qaeda members who have traveled from Central Asia and elsewhere in the Middle East to Syria to plot attacks on the West. The Kuwaiti-born militant was so trusted by the inner circle of late Al-Qaeda supreme leader Osama bin Laden that he was among the few who knew in advance about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, according to US intelligence. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-16 09:01:49
Islamic State militants said they killed a Libyan army commander in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, as a pro-government offensive against the Islamists appeared to stall. Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government have been fighting Islamist groups in the country's second-largest city for over a year, part of a wider struggle since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011. Army forces backed by armed residents have regained some of the territory in Benghazi lost last year. But critics say their air strikes and artillery have pounded parts of Benghazi into rubble without gaining much ground. New clashes erupted on Wednesday in the Lithi district, a stronghold of militant Islamists. During the fighting, Salem al-Naili, the commander of a special forces brigade, and another soldier were killed, army officials said. Four more soldiers were wounded. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-15 08:57:55
Saudi Arabia expressed hope Tuesday for an end to Iran's regional "interference" after a historic nuclear deal aimed at ensuring its regional rival does not obtain an atomic bomb. "Given that Iran is a neighbour, Saudi Arabia hopes to build with her better relations in all areas on the basis of good neighbourliness and non-interference in internal affairs," said an official spokesman cited by the Saudi Press Agency.Source:AFP More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-15 08:12:13
Loyalists of Yemen's exiled president seized more ground in second city Aden on Wednesday after recapturing the airport held by Iran-backed rebels for four months, military sources said. The offensive, dubbed Operation Golden Arrow, is the first major advance by the loyalists since the Houthi rebels entered the port city in March, forcing President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi into exile in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. Despite an appeal from US President Barack Obama to King Salman of Saudi Arabia for an urgent end to the fighting, Saudi-led warplanes carried out six raids on rebel positions before dawn, witnesses and military sources said. Popular Resistance fighters -- a southern militia that has been the mainstay of support for Hadi -- recaptured the provincial government headquarters in the Mualla district by Aden's main commercial port, militia spokesman Ali al-Ahmadi told AFP. They also advanced in the Crater district of the city, he added. On Tuesday, the militia, backed by reinforcements freshly trained and equipped in Saudi Arabia, retook the airport and much of the surrounding Khormaksar diplomatic district. "After the recapture of Khormaksar, there was a collapse in the ranks of the Houthis and their allies," renegade troops loyal to Hadi's predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ahmadi said. It was the defection of the 39th Armoured Brigade on March 25 that had enabled the rebels to take the airport. Much of Aden has been reduced to rubble by four months of ferocious fighting. The retreating rebels pounded residential districts in the north and east of Aden with Katyusha multiple rocket launchers, provincial officials said. At least 12 civilians were killed and 105 wounded, Aden health department chief Al-Khader Laswar told AFP. Eight loyalist militiamen were killed and 30 wounded in the fighting, Laswar added. There was no immediate word on rebel losses. The rebel offensive comes after the failure of a UN-declared truce that was to have taken effect just before midnight on Friday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon had announced a six-day ceasefire to allow the delivery of desperately needed relief supplies. Ban was "very much disappointed" by the failure of the truce, his spokesman said. Obama spoke by telephone with the Saudi king on Tuesday, the White House said. More»