Human Rights

Qatar denies allegations of worker abuse raised by rights group before World Cup

West News Wire: On Thursday, Qatar responded to accusations made by the human rights organization Equidem alleging mistreatment and exploitation of construction and preparation workers for the 2022 World Cup stadiums. Workers claimed they had not received their money, had...

Saudi Arabia detained US woman for Twitter post

West News Wire: A 34-year-old American woman named Carly Morris was jailed in Saudi Arabia after she claimed on Twitter that she and her daughter had been tricked into visiting the country and had been "stuck" there since 2019. Morris'...

UN refreshes mandate of rights mission in Venezuela

West News Wire: The scope of the UN Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission in Venezuela has been extended; however, Caracas views this as an aggressive attempt to meddle in domestic affairs. During a Council meeting in Geneva on Friday, the...

Brazilian police raid on Rio favelas, 18 dead

West News Wire: The latest lethal police operation in the underprivileged areas of Rio de Janeiro claimed at least 18 lives, according to state military police. The raid was conducted by Brazilian police on a vast complex of favelas...

President Biden cancels trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel

West News Wire: According to several media outlets on Saturday, President Joe Biden has cancelled a potential trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia. After calling for the kingdom to be designated as a pariah state, Biden revealed on Friday that...

Darfur attacks force 84,000 people to flee in June: UN

West News Wire: According to UN reports, violence in western Sudan has uprooted more than 84,000 people this month alone, more than doubling the number of people uprooted from their homes this year. Since January 2021, the numbers are at...

Guterres report on human rights in Iran ‘politically motivated’: Tehran

West News Wire: Tehran has dismissed as politically motivated a recent report on human rights in Iran by UN Secretary General António Guterres, saying the Iran remains committed to promoting human rights despite the fact that the report was...

Over 1 million displaced in Myanmar due to violence: UN report

West News Wire: According to the United Nations humanitarian aid organization, the number of people displaced within strife-torn Myanmar has surpassed 1 million for the first time, with well over half of the total leaving their homes following a...

Hardships of Saudi Arabia’s migrant workers

West News Wire: The British website Middle East Eye has released a report on migrants in Saudi Arabia, revealing that Saudi authorities are detaining and deporting thousands across Saudi Arabia. The website noted in a report that Saudi authorities continue...

UN condemns Mali’s restrictions on French media

West News Wire: On Friday, a spokesperson for High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said, "We are very saddened by the Malian media regulator's decision to irrevocably ban Radio France International and France24." Mali's move to ban French media outlets was...
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Trump comments regarding Hunter Biden Twitter data

West News Wire: According to Donald Trump, the latest disclosure of internal Twitter documents demonstrates collaboration between the Democratic...
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