MENA Region

  • Saudi Arabia: iaIGO Condemns the Dead of 15 People in Deadly Suicide Bomb Attack 09 Aug 2015

    Saudi Arabia: iaIGO Condemns the Dead of 15 People in Deadly Suicide Bomb Attack

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) condemns in its strongest terms the terrorist suicide attack targeting Saudi Arabia’s Special Forces that resulted to the death of about 15 people. At least 15 people including three civilians have been confirmed dead in a suicide explosion on a mosque within the premises of a security base in Asir, Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is believed that the suicide bomber disguised as a cleaner in order to... read more


  • Iraq: Deadly Car Bomb Attack Kills 10 Civilians 08 Aug 2015

    Iraq: Deadly Car Bomb Attack Kills 10 Civilians

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns two car bomb attacks that killed 10 civilians and wounded 22 others in Baghdad, Iraq. Six civilians were killed and 12 others wounded in a crowded residential neighborhood when a car packed with explosives was detonated in the northeastern district of Sadr City, Baghdad. Later, another car bomb exploded in the northern al-Husseiniya district, killing four people and wounding 11.  No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but... read more


  • Israel: Arson Attack in West Bank Kills 18 month old Baby 04 Aug 2015

    Israel: Arson Attack in West Bank Kills 18 month old Baby

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns the “terrorist” arson attack on a Palestinian family in the West Bank which resulted in the death of 18 months old baby Ali Saad Dawabsha. Eighteen months old Ali Saad Dawabsha is the youngest and latest victim of attacks by Jew settlers in the occupied West Bank. The home of Ali Saad and his family were set ablaze with fire by unknown Jewish extremists and the toddler was burned... read more


  • iaIGO Concerned About Civilians Living in ISIL Controlled Territories in Syria and Iraq 03 Aug 2015

    iaIGO Concerned About Civilians Living in ISIL Controlled Territories in Syria and Iraq

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) expresses grave concern about the welfare and safety of some eight million civilians living in ISIL controlled areas in Syria and Iraq. It’s been a little over a year since the extremist group ISIL ceased and controlled large parts of Syria and Iraq in their campaign to carve out a caliphate in the region. A recent report from territories controlled by the group reveals that about eight million civilians living in... read more


  • iaIGO Denounces the Demolition of Palestinian Homes in West bank by Israel 02 Aug 2015

    iaIGO Denounces the Demolition of Palestinian Homes in West bank by Israel

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) condemns the demolition of two buildings in Beit El settlement in West Bank, and Israel’s decision to immediately construct 300 housing units at the site as well as the planning and construction of nearly 500 housing units in a number of settlements in East Jerusalem. The Israeli Supreme Court recently ordered the demolition of two buildings considered to be “illegally built” in Beit El, West Bank and approved the construction of... read more


  • Bahrain: Deadly Explosion Kills Two Police Officers in Sitra 02 Aug 2015

    Bahrain: Deadly Explosion Kills Two Police Officers in Sitra

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly denounces a bomb explosion that killed two police officers and wounded six others in the Bahraini’s island of Sitra. A group of policemen on duty in Bahrain were targeted and attacked in the island of Sitra. The bomb explosion which occurred in front of a girl’s school killed two of the policemen and injured six others with three of them in critical condition. No group has claim responsibility of the... read more


  • Yemen: Over 57 Civilians Killed in Houthi Bombardment 22 Jul 2015

    Yemen: Over 57 Civilians Killed in Houthi Bombardment

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) denounces the death of 57 civilians including 12 children and six women in a rebel bombardment in the Yemen city of Aden. A recent bombardment in Yemen’s second largest city Aden resulted in great casualties. The bombardment which occurred in theDar Saad neighborhood of the city was carried out by Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The deadly incident claimed the lives of about 57 innocent... read more


  • Iraq: 120 Civilians Killed in Deadly Suicide Bomb Blast 21 Jul 2015

    Iraq: 120 Civilians Killed in Deadly Suicide Bomb Blast

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) vehemently denounces the suicide bomb explosion in north of Baghdad, Iraq that claimed the lives of about 120 civilians including 15 children. A latest suicide car explosion occurred in a busy market area in the Iraqi town of Khan Bani Saad, north of the capital Baghdad. The deadly incident occurred as people were actively shopping for the Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.  According to a statement by... read more


  • Syrian Refugees reach a Record High Number of Over 4 million 13 Jul 2015

    Syrian Refugees reach a Record High Number of Over 4 million

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) is deeply appalled by the continuous outflow of refugees from war-torn Syria into neighboring countries, now reaching a record high of over 4 million with children bearing the brunt of the crisis. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have simultaneously released startling figures that indicates the gravity of the Syrian civil crisis which is in the middle of its fifth year. According to the... read more


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