Gambia shoots nine death row inmates in mass execution

BANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Gambian government on Sunday executed nine death row inmates by firing squad after they were previously convicted of murder or treason, the interior ministry confirmed on Tuesday, prompting condemnation from [...]

UN calls on Israel to release Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike

RAMALLAH/GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, on Tuesday urged the Israeli government to release Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan who is being [...]

Palestinians rally in support of prisoner on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (BNO NEWS) -- Dozens of Palestinians rallied in the West Bank on Wednesday to voice their support for a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for 60 days, local media reported. Demonstrators held a sit-in [...]

UN raises concern about ‘dire’ conditions in Canadian aboriginal community

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations has raised its concern about the 'dire' socio-economic conditions in the Attawapiskat aboriginal community in east-central Canada, and called on the government to take action. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur [...]

EU foreign policy chief urges Israel to probe death of Palestinian protester

BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday called on the Israeli government to thoroughly investigate the death of a Palestinian protester last week. Mustafa Tamimi, 27, died at an Israeli hospital [...]