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Call to declare siege as crime against humanity

Call to declare siege as crime against humanity

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) chairman has proposed to include terrorism and blockades as crimes against humanity, at an international conference opened by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Sunday.

French government breaks blockades as petrol runs short

French government breaks blockades as petrol runs short

France's government stepped up efforts Tuesday to break blockades and strikes at refineries that are threatening to paralyse the country just three weeks ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Strikes bring shortages in hundreds of French petrol stations

Strikes bring shortages in hundreds of French petrol stations

Hundreds of petrol stations faced shortages in France on Saturday as protests over a labour law reform led to a fall in refinery output and blockades that hampered fuel supply...