A Saudi scholar and researcher says the conservative oil-rich kingdom has long experienced bouts of oppression against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals, but the brutal crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is unprecedented.
Independent United Nations human rights experts have warned that prominent Emirati pro-democracy campaigner and rights activist Ahmed Mansoor may be enduring treatment amounting to torture, including prolonged solitary confinement, as he is serving his jail terms in the Persian Gulf Arab country.
Only 538 people, those chosen by the two main US political parties, deciding the presidential election is reason enough to abolish the Electoral College, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.
A court in Bahrain has sentenced an anti-regime activist to death and passed life imprisonment against nearly two dozen other political dissidents as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on pro-democracy protesters in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Human rights activists say Bahraini officials have arrested political dissident Ali Shuwaikh, whom Dutch authorities deported earlier this month after turning down his asylum request, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on pro-democracy activists in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
New York-based Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for the unconditional release of a veteran Chinese rights activist after he was jailed for 13 years for subversion, one of the longest sentences handed down in a multi-year crackdown.
The United States and Israel created and supported terrorist groups such as ISIS, to divide Muslims and weaken the Muslim world. All the Muslims as the late Grand Ayatollah Khomeini said, must unite to be a force against these threatens, stated a Malaysian activist.
A Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail as the ruling Al Khalifah regime press ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on opposition figures in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence in relation to his influential role in the 2011 protests against the Al Khalifah regime, has reportedly gone on hunger strike.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rejected a plan put forward by the US president to set up "safe zones" in Syria allegedly to protect refugees fleeing violence in the war-torn country and to stem the flow of displaced people into other countries.