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Egypt sentences 43, including Americans, in NGO case

CAIRO: An Egyptian court gave jail terms to 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs on Tuesday in a case against democracy promotion groups that plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into their worst crisis in decades. Judge Makram Awad gave five-year sentences in absentia to at least 15 U.S. citizens who left Egypt last year. He sentenced…

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Four NGO workers kidnapped in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Four workers of a local NGO were kidnapped by unknown armed men in Karachi’s suburb of Maripur, SAMAA reported.The kidnappers had also taken hostage two women, Niala and Shakeela, but later released them.Police said the NGO workers were on their way in a car when they were kidnapped from Maripur area on Thursday…

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Seven including female NGO workers shot dead in Swabi

Staff ReportSWABI: At least seven persons, including six women, were killed when unknown assailants opened fire on a vehicle near Swabi interchange today, SAMAA reports on Tuesday.According to police sources, the victims were employees of a Non Governmental Organization (NGO).The women were teachers who were attacked as they left a community centre. A male colleague…

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Israel raids Palestinian NGO offices amid heightened tension

RAMALLAH, West Bank: Israeli soldiers raided the offices of three civil society organizations on Tuesday in the heart of Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Entering before dawn, troops wrenched open the doors of the Women's Union, the Palestinian NGO Network and Addameer, an advocate for Palestinians in Israeli jails, confiscating…

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NGO distributes free toys to 1,100 poor children

Farwa Shamshad sheds light on distribution of free toys to 1,100 poor children by a NGO in Lahore

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Taliban free 4 NGO workers in Balochistan

Staff Report QUETTA: Four members of a non-governmental organization (NGO) were released by Taliban kidnappers here on Sunday. The NGO members were kidnapped on December 11 last year from Pishin area of the province. They belonged to the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP). They were later shifted to North Waziristan. The kidnappers had killed two…

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Syria has 'torture archipelago' to rack dissidents: US NGO

DAMASCUS: Syria is holding tens of thousands of detainees in a “torture archipelago”, a US-based rights group said on Tuesday, after the UN rights chief accused both government and opposition of “serious” violations.As Turkey reported a new mass defection of Syrian troops across the tense border, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he regretted that his…

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Syria violence kills 11, two car bombs reported: NGO

BEIRUT: Nine civilians and two rebels were killed early Thursday in violence across Syria, while car bombs exploded in the northwest city of Idlib and the capital Damascus, monitors reported. The car bomb in Idlib city targeted a military checkpoint, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that a number of soldiers were killed…

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Clashes kill 15 soldiers in western Syria: NGO

BEIRUT: Clashes between troops and rebels in Syria's western Latakia province killed 15 soldiers on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, bringing the day's death toll to at least 25. “Fifteen soldiers were killed and dozens wounded, while three opposition fighters also died in continuing clashes in several villages of Al-Heffa region in…

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More than 100 dead in Syria ahead of deadline: NGO

More than 100 people were reported killed across Syria on Saturday, 74 of them civilians, as regime forces pressed a protest crackdown three days ahead of a deadline to cease fire and pull back.Monitors reported the escalation in violence despite UN chief Ban Ki-moon's latest rebuke to Damascus for stepping up its assault on dissent…

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Car bomb kills three, wounds 25 in Syria's Aleppo: NGO

BEIRUT: A car bomb blew up on Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing three civilians and wounding more than 25 others, a day after two lethal blasts in the capital, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in a statement updating an earlier report to give the casualty toll,…

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Karachi: 2 NGO hospital workers employees abducted

Staff ReportKARACHI: Two employees of a hospital run under the aegis of a foreign Non-government organization, have been abducted from Orangi Town, SAMAA reports Wednesday. The incident occurred near Jauhar Chowk of Orangi Town, where some unidentified armed miscreants kidnapped two employees Vizvk and Indraz– the employees of a hospital situated near a German school.According…

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Egypt sends 43 NGO workers to trial over funds

CAIRO: Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds.The decision is likely to further sour relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States, the Arab nation's chief western backer for more than…

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Eight UN’s NGO workers kidnapped from Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: At least eight people hailing from an NGO working for United Nations, have been abducted from Quetta Tuesday morning.According to details, the NGO people were riding to Quetta from Surkhab, when unidentified motorcyclists kidnapped them. It should be mentioned here that the kidnapped people were working on a UN health project. Those abducted…

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NGO condemns Rangers killing in Karachi

An NGO Human Rights Network condemns the killing of a youth in Karachi at the hands of Rangers. Amir Ahmed Khan reports the ceremony held at Karachi Press Club.

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‘PLAN’ the NGO for children’s rights -SAMAA VIDEO

Javeria Siddque’s report on a NGO which is working in 66 countries of the world, including Pakistan, for the rights and rehabilitation of the children (16th July, 2010)

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Man injured in a blast at NGO office

Staff Report PESHAWAR: A man was injured in a blast at office of a non-governmental organization (NGO) in University Town, Peshawar Saturday. The building was severely damaged in the blast. According to the police sources, the blast took place in backside of NGO office called Safe situated at Abdara Road, University Town. Upper section of…

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4 NGO workers found dead in Mansehra

4 NGO workers found dead in Mansehra

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