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Archive for January, 2009

The Yesh Din organization, an Israeli leftist advocacy group, said on Friday that it was starting a campaign to help Palestinians sue the state of Israel for its use of their privately owned lands for Jewish settlements in the West Bank (photo, from aljazeera.net). (more…)

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Dutch politician and film-maker Geert Wilders (photo, from aljazeera.net), is to be prosecuted for inciting racial hatred against Muslims. (more…)

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Six soldiers of an elite Indian army were shot dead by another member of the force, during a shooting incident in the north-eastern state of Manipur, says the army. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Issuing three executive orders on Thursday, US President Barack Obama (photo, from cnn.com) took his first strides on the world stage, demonstrating a clean break from the Bush administration. (more…)

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Iranian state media says that ten convicted murderers have been put to death in a single day. (more…)

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Images have been released by the United Nations, which believe they show white phosphorus munitions raining down on one of its compounds during Israel’s war on Gaza (photo, from aljazeera.net). (more…)

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Joseph Fritzl will go on trial on 16 March, has announced a court in Austria. He is accused of keeping his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years and fathering seven children by her. (more…)

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