HRW accuses Yemen rebels of confiscating aid

A Yemeni woman carries boxes of food on her head as she walks through the mountains along the only path accessible between the southern cities of Aden and Taez on December 26, 2015Human Rights Watch on Sunday accused Yemen’s Huthi rebels of confiscating humanitarian aid sent into Taez, urging the Iran-backed insurgents to allow access into the besieged city. The Huthis and their allies have for months tightened the noose on forces backing President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the centre of Yemen’s third-largest city. The rebels “should immediately end the unlawful confiscation of goods intended for the civilian population and permit full access by aid agencies,” HRW said in a statement.

Attacks on Iraq's Sunnis could constitute war crimes -rights group

The abduction and killing of scores of Sunni civilians in eastern Iraq this month and attacks on their property by Iranian-backed Shi’ite militiamen could constitute a war crime, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. Shi’ite militiamen deployed this month in Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, after two blasts killed 23 people near a coffee shop where they often meet. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks which it said had targeted Shi’ites.

Kuwait reaffirms support to Palestinian cause – Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency

Kuwait reaffirms support to Palestinian cause
Bahrain News Agency
Kuwait has embraced the Palestinian cause and struggle since the beginning, as the Palestinian revolution started its drive from Kuwait, Al Daihani said during a reception hosted at the Palestinian embassy in Kuwait to mark the International Day for
KUNA main news for Sunday, Jan 31, 2016Kuwait News Agency

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