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  • Oct 10 / 2016
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Middle East

المعارضة السورية: روسيا وإيران دولتا احتلال

عربي المعارضة السورية: روسيا وإيران دولتا احتلال 536 words 10 October 2016 Al Jazeera Arabic AJAZAR Arabic Copyright 2016 Al Jazeera Arabic.   قررت الهيئة العليا للمفاوضات التابعة للمعارضة السورية اعتبار روسيا وإيران دولتي احتلال، ودعت الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة لبحث الوضع بسوريا بعد أن تسبب الفيتو الروسي في شل يد مجلس الأمن. قررت الهيئة العليا للمفاوضات [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Daesh Reportedly Executes Nine Youths With Chainsaws in Iraq

A fighter of Daesh, also known as ISIL, holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, Iraq, in this June 23, 2014. On Tuesday, the terrorist group reported that Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, its second-in-command, was dead — one of 40 terrorists killed in a Russian airstrike in the Aleppo province. [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Egypt’s Christians, Amid Rising Hostility, Reach ‘Breaking Point’

MINYA, Egypt — The Egyptian government has appointed Imam Mahmoud Gomaa, a Muslim cleric, to keep the peace between Christians and Muslims in this corner of upper Egypt. ”Everything is good,” he insisted in an interview, citing Christian participation in his official peace-building initiative. But just a few hours later, the local bishop, Makarios, offered [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

BROOKS: On the reluctance of a Syrian intervention

University of Virginia ; Charlottesville, VA – news By Brandon Brooks Share on Twitter Two weeks ago, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote a scathing critique of the Obama administration’s failure to hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for committing crimes against humanity. Throughout the article, Cohen compares President Obama’s inaction to President Bill Clinton’s initial reluctance to intervene [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America — Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Is Pakistans worst nightmare of Jew-Hindu plot coming true

It may be what Americans call a double whammy for Pakistan Army generals. To the delight of the Baloch and the anguish of Pakistan, Islamabad’s nightmare about a Yehud o Hunood sazishor “Jewish-Hindu Plot” to undo the Islamic Republic may finally be taking shape – not as a sinister cloak-and-dagger plot but as state policies [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Western military intervention saved lives in Bosnia. It can work in Syria, too.

Muhamed Sacirbey was the first ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations and is a former Bosnian foreign minister. In 1995, he accompanied the Bosnian delegation to the Balkan peace negotiations in Dayton, Ohio, which brought a political settlement to the conflict in Bosnia. Syria’s largest city is on the brink of starvation. [...]

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