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French police clash with yellow vests protesters in Strasbourg

French police clash with yellow vests protesters in Strasbourg

French police fired tear gas to push back protesters who tried to march towards the European Parliament building in the eastern city of Strasbourg on the 25th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's policies.

EU on fake news alert as continent prepares to vote

EU on fake news alert as continent prepares to vote

Will Russian trolls, American social media giants and opportunistic fake news merchants combine to poison Europe's political landscape ahead of May's continent-wide election?

Doha international conference to combat impunity

Doha international conference to combat impunity

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) and the European Parliament

European Parliament hears testimonies of blockade victims' suffering

European Parliament hears testimonies of blockade victims' suffering

The European Parliament on Tuesday heard, for the first time, "horrific testimonies" by two of the victims of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar and three others who have also been victims of violations of human rights by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

Legal action over Saudi violations soon: NHRC

Legal action over Saudi violations soon: NHRC

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has said the committee will soon start taking legal action before the United Nations (UN) and international institutions regarding the violations by Saudi Arabia and its politicisation of religious rituals.

EU parliamentarians to back visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

EU parliamentarians to back visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

A European Parliament committee is expected to propose on Tuesday that Britons enjoy visa-free travel to Europe after Brexit, regardless of whether the bloc's divorce with Britain goes smoothly or becomes a damaging, abrupt split.

EU parliament to start ratifying Brexit deal next week

EU parliament to start ratifying Brexit deal next week

The European Parliament expects to start next week its procedure to endorse the Brexit deal negotiated between the bloc and London, lawmakers said on Tuesday, despite the fact that Britain is still struggling to finalise the divorce agreement.

Blockade: NHRC lauds Euro Parliament's condemnation of rights violations

Blockade: NHRC lauds Euro Parliament's condemnation of rights violations

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) on Friday welcomed the European Parliament's decision that condemns the violations and discriminatory practices of the blockading countries against Qatari citizens

Qatar stresses region's need for resolving differences through dialogue

Qatar stresses region's need for resolving differences through dialogue

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has said that differences must be resolved through dialogue, not the blockade, calling for a regional security partnership between all countries in the Middle East.

Advisory Council welcomes European Parliament decision on unjust siege

Advisory Council welcomes European Parliament decision on unjust siege

The Advisory Council welcomed the decision of the European Parliament last Thursday, which affirmed that human rights violations were caused by the unjust siege imposed by the Saudi led quartet on Qatar.

Blockade: NHRC welcomes European Parliament’s decision

Blockade: NHRC welcomes European Parliament’s decision

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has welcomed the decision of the European Parliament, which confirmed the human rights violations caused by the unjust siege imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other blockading countries.

NHRC President urges European Parliament to examine blockade impact

NHRC President urges European Parliament to examine blockade impact

President of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has called on the European Parliament to adopt urgent and effective mechanisms and procedures to end the suffering of those affected by the blockade imposed on Qatar.