3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

Nov 18, 2016

3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

A three-dimensional optical illusion artwork designed to encourage people to think about the Syrian civil war was unveiled in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Thursday. The artwork, depicting a devastated cityscape in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, was shown at Meiji University’s Surugadai campus. ...

Nov 4, 2016

Russia makes U-turn after evicting Amnesty from Moscow office

Human rights group Amnesty International can return to the Moscow office it was evicted from this week, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Thursday after discussing the matter with President Vladimir Putin. Amnesty has been a vocal critic of Russia over its bombing ...

Sep 1, 2016

Seven Arabs convicted of belonging to al-Qaida go to gallows in Iraq

Iraq on Wednesday hanged seven men of various Arab nationalities who were convicted of belonging to the al-Qaida network, officials said. The seven were detained more than four years ago and found guilty of terrorist activities with the organization that later formed the backbone ...

Jul 13, 2016

Spike in Egypt disappearances: Amnesty International

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. “Enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy in Egypt. Anyone who dares to speak out ...