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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Welcome to IRIN’s weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in Syria As the US-led coalition and Russia target so-called Islamic State’s oil refineries to dent the group’s finances, thousands of makeshift facilities [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Muslim world in flux

KARACHI: As Muslims worldwide have just performed another Haj and are now celebrating Eidul Azha, it is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on the current state of that abstract construct – the ‘Muslim world’. While, indeed, the world as a whole is facing myriad challenges to the global order – political, financial, security etc [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2016
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Middle East

قطر تؤكد ضرورة تنفيذ مبدأ المسؤولية عن الحماية

  قطر تؤكد ضرورة تنفيذ مبدأ المسؤولية عن الحماية 194 words 8 September 2016 Al Watan ALWATN Arabic © 2016, Al Watan, All rights Reserved – Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.   نيويورك- قنا- أكدت دولة قطر أن استمرار وقوع الضحايا من المدنيين بقدر غير مسبوق في الذاكرة الحديثة والتشريد القسري والهجرة الجماعية، والمخاطر المترتبة على [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Refugees’ return

UNTIL recently, Pakistan was home to the largest refugee population. For decades, the country won much praise for giving sanctuary to vulnerable people who had to flee their homes. When far wealthier countries showed a callous indifference towards those people seeking safety – tightening border controls while pleading lack of capacity – the example of [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

UNRWA Calls for Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Refugee

Palestine Chronicle Staff The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has called on Israel, in a statement released today, to investigate the killing of a Palestinian youth in Alfuwar refugee camp in the West Bank. Mohammed Yousef Abu hash-hash, 19, was killed on August 16, and others were injured. [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Erekat: Israel investigating own war crimes, clearing itself of all wrongdoing

By Dr. Saeb Erekat We did not expect anything less than Israel’s justification of war crimes during its last major military attack on Gaza, by clearing itself of all wrongdoing in an investigation conducted by its own colonial regime. This highlights Israel’s attitude toward bombing civilian areas, United Nations buildings (including shelters), hospitals, and other [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

The myth of soft targets

WHY do terrorists choose to strike soft targets? The conventional answer would be because they feel hitting hard targets is becoming increasingly difficult. So what constitutes a ‘soft target’? Security experts are trying to understand the issue of soft targets from a variety of perspectives. There are still many unanswered questions. For instance, do terrorists [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

America’s Retreat and the Agony of Aleppo

Sarajevo and Aleppo, two cities once part of the Ottoman Empire, two cities whose diverse populations have included Muslims and Christians and Jews, two cities rich in culture that have been besieged and split in two and ravaged by violence, two cities where children have been victims — 20 years apart. What a difference two [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

‘They Don’t Even Try to Hide it’: 1000s Killed by Daesh Buried in Mass Graves

Mass Gravesite In Iraq Most estimates put the number of known victims between 5,200 and 15,000, with some calculations based on Daesh propaganda and others on the testimonies of survivors. Some of the graves are scattered throughout Sinjar Mountain in Northern Iraq, after the group recaptured the territory in August 2014 from the Yazidi ethnic group. Every [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Israel is behaving as a settler colonial state: Richard Falk

Earlier this month, a video clip of an Israeli soldier snatching a bicycle from a Palestinian girl went viral on social media. From the footage one can hear the eight-year-old crying while another soldier throws her bicycle into the bushes. Prior to that, in February this year, another video of an Israeli soldier tipping over [...]

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