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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Hatred, the Holocaust and the new refugee crisis

The landscape bursts with joy around them — chestnut trees wave their delicate blooms, lilacs perfume the air, birds sing and pirouette overhead. Nature’s beauty is a stark contrast to their march’s purpose: to retrace the Shoah — the Hebrew word for the Holocaust. It should be raining ash. Back then, seven decades ago when [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S RESPONSE TO THE ARAB SPRING: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Asianet Pakistan Private Limited Introduction and overview The Arab Spring began in late 2010 in Tunisia where a local protest got converted into a mass movement against the decades-old regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. A domino effect followed in several other Arab countries, where the public was emboldened by the success of [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The Syrian cage

Modern humanitarianism is struggling to keep pace with the rapid developments in the tactics of modern conflict. Forgotten somewhat in the shadow of the seismic fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the conflict in Syria continues to worsen. Bereft of a functioning peace process and beset on all sides by armed actors, Syria’s civilian [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East

Note to Correspondents: Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, on the situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Source: United Nations - Press Release/Statement: Headline: Note to Correspondents: Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, on the situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Notes to correspondents Note to Correspondents: Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, on the situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain New York , [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East

Qatar Stresses Responsibility of All Nations to Protect Civilians from War Crimes

While highlighting that it is the responsibility of the whole nations, individually and collectively, Qatar wondered what actions the international community would take when a state which is supposed to protect its people commits such atrocities, making a reference to the responsibility of the Syrian regime for killing more than 400,000 civilians since the outbreak [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Dion accepts UN report that calls Daesh attacks on Yazidis genocide

The conclusion is stark and damning: “ISIS has committed, and continues to commit, the crime of genocide, as well as multiple crimes against humanity and war crimes, against the Yazidis.” On Thursday, a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said that Daesh — also known as ISIS and ISIL — is seeking “to destroy [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Addressing Global Affairs Issues

Host(s): DON MARTIN DON MARTIN: Welcome back. Well the Conservatives push hard to pass a motion condemning ISIS for committing a genocide of their enemies in Iraq and Syria. The Liberals say that’s something international authorities should declare. Well here’s the clashing political view on whether Canada should be doing this. Here’s interim Conservative leader Rona [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East

ASSAD ‘USING DENIAL OF HUMANITARIAN AID AS POLITICAL WEAPON’ IN SYRIA

Bashar Assad‘s regime in Syria is deliberately using the denial of humanitarian aid as a “political and military weapon”, according to the UK Government. Foreign Office minister David Lidington said international pressure – including the possibility of air drops – has led to the Syrian government agreeing in principle to allow the United Nations to deliver [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East

Taliban kill 12 Afghans, abduct 40 others: officials

Afghan authorities Wednesday recovered bullet-ridden bodies of 12 security officials recently captured by the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province, while gunmen kidnapped 40 others in the country’s north as the insurgency escalates. The violence underscores Afghanistan’s fragile security situation as the Taliban, who launched their annual spring offensive in April, rejected government calls this week for a ceasefire [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

Srinagar, June 1 — Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Hussein and Hammadi hoped that the U.S.S.R. would help save Iraq from the West’s barrage. Hammadi, who understood the [...]