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Al-Sayyad's comments come after a crisis over the island of Socotra, southwest of Yemen. The UAE deployed 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery, to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site at the beginning of May.
Twitter Inc on Tuesday revised its strategy for fighting abusive internet “trolls,” saying it would use behavioral signals to identify harassers on the social network and then limit the visibility of their tweets.
Egypt on Friday arrested an activist who posted a video on social media in which she hit out at national institutions and voiced opposition to sexual harassment, security sources said.
Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition.
The National Coordinator Justice and Freedom Watch, Chief Segun Owoeye, has frowned at the arrest and unlawful detention of Senator Dino Melaye’s orderly and his security detail by the police.
A coalition of socio-cultural groups in Benue State, comprising Mdgzou U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi’Ngede, have said they are set to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations over the persistent killing of citizens of the state by suspected herdsmen.
The intimidation and harassment of journalists and bloggers, as well as violent crackdowns on peaceful protests, show the determination of the authorities to suppress the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Nigeria, said Amnesty International Nigeria on Thursday, World Press Freedom Day.
The president of the Central African Republic on Wednesday accused militias of exploiting religious tensions a day after at least 24 people in the capital died in attacks that targeted a church and a mosque.
A Thai activist and magazine editor who in 2013 was sentenced to 11 years behind bars for insulting the monarchy has been released after seven years in prison.
Less than 24 hours to President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled meeting with the United States of America (USA) president, Donald Trump, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised anti-democratic issues and human rights abuse against the Nigerian leader.
Turkey needs to stop using its ongoing state of emergency as justification for locking up human rights activists, journalists and civil society leaders, Amnesty International said in a report released on Thursday.
Senegalese parliament on Thursday passed a law setting a higher bar for presidential candidates after protests that saw police fire tear gas on demonstrators, with dozens arrested according to the main opposition party.
Eskinder Nega, an award winning Ethiopian journalist who was jailed for being critical of government, has been barred from leaving the country, a writers’ body, PEN America and a famed blogger, Befeqadu Hailu, have said.
As controversy continues to trail the killings in Taraba State, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Wednesday accused politicians in the state of inciting the people against the military and attempting to confront soldiers.
The trial of an Emirati human rights activist, who was arrested after falling foul of the country's cybercrime laws, has started in the UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi.
A Nigerian journalist previously involved in negotiations with Boko Haram on Saturday said he had information that only 15 of the 112 were still alive.
Amnesty International has called on the federal government to issue a legally binding official moratorium against executions as a first step towards the abolition of the death penalty in the country.
The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson Monday met with his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai at the Government House, Kaduna.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, on Monday disagreed on the best way to entrench and consolidate democracy in Nigeria.
Shah Mathias, the Founder of Ameri Metro Inc, based in the United States, said on Monday that the company was ready to invest over $10 billion in the coastal rail project from Lagos to Calabar and Calabar to Port Harcourt.
The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states.
The Convener of the Red Card Movement and onetime Education Minister, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, says Nigerians deserve the right to enjoy quality leadership and good governance.
UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Friday that a release ceremony was the third this year, bringing the total number of children released so far this year to 806.
The National Chairman of JOHESU, Mr Biobebelemoye Josiah, has alerted the public on purported efforts by Nigerian doctors to frustrate ongoing talks to end the four-week-old strike embarked upon by the union.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), and four others in a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, on a 25-count amended charge.
Two lava flows "reached the ocean along the southeast Puna coast overnight," on Hawaii's Big Island, the US Geological Survey, which monitors volcanoes and earthquakes worldwide, said in a statement Sunday.
Vladimir Putin has opened a bridge that will serve as Russia’s only road link to Crimea, demonstrating Moscow’s control over the annexed peninsula and easing its residents’ isolation.