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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shi’ites head to court over proscription

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite

Shi’ites heads to court over proscription

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Proscription: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky-led Islamic movement heads to court

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organisation.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite

Nigeria bans Shia group after deadly clashes

The Nigerian government has banned a Shia group after a spate of deadly clashes at protests in the capital Abuja, and following a court decision allowing authorities to call it a "terrorist" organisation.
A warplane carries out a bombing run above Syria near the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Syrian military: Israeli air strikes targeted Aleppo

The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces.
The occupied Golan heights was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and effectively annexed in 1981 [Eddie Gerald-Getty Images]

Syria condemns Trump’s stance on Golan Heights sovereignty

Syria has condemned US President Donald Trump's statement that it is time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, while its close military ally, Russia said changing the status of the territory would violate UN agreements.

Why Iranian government withdrew support for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky – official

A top official of the Federal Government has revealed the reason why the Iranian government withdrawn its support for the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
Members of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrate skills during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi [Christopher Pike-Reuters]

UAE signs $1.3 billion in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

The United Arab Emirates' years long war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia has bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3bn in weapons deals.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites: President Buhari will be defeated

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) on Monday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari was on his way out of office.
Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi is brought to a court in Bangkok in December [Gemunu Amarasinghe-AP]

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player

Thailand officially received a request from Bahrain to extradite a detained football player who has refugee status in Australia.
Bahrain's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a life sentence for Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman over charges of spying for neighbouring Qatar, according to a judicial source.

Bahrain’s supreme court upholds Shia opposition leader Ali Salman’s life sentence

Bahrain's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a life sentence for Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman over charges of spying for neighbouring Qatar, according to a judicial source.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran speaks during the first meeting of national security secretaries of Afghanistan, China, Iran, India and Russia, in the Iranian capital Tehran on September 26, 2018. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Iran holds talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.

Femi Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites

Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.
Sheikh Ali Salman

Bahrain opposition leaders get life term over Qatar spying case

Bahrain's appeals court has sentenced three senior members of the country's opposition movement to life in prison over charges of spying for neighbouring Qatar, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.
Adel Abdul Mahdi Iraq

Adel Abdul Mahdi named Iraqi prime minister

Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih has named independent Shia candidate Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in May.
Protesters torched the Iranian consulate in Basra as part of protests over poor public services [Haider Mohammed Ali-AFP]

Iraq vows ‘severe’ response after attack on Iran consulate

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into deadly violence in the southern city of Basra after protesters stormed the Iranian consulate there.
Israa al-Ghomgham

Human rights groups warn that Saudi Arabia may behead female activist

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has sought the death penalty against five human rights activists, including a prominent female rights defender, campaigners said Wednesday.

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