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  • 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 09 / 2016
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Africa

‘Gross institutional failure’: UN ignored claims of peacekeepers giving children food for sexual favours

The United Nations’ “gross institutional failure” to act on allegations that French and other peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic led to even more assaults, according to a new report released Thursday. One young boy who initially reported an attack on his friends now says he has been raped, too. The independent [...]

  • Jul 04 / 2016
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Middle East

Executions fuel Saudi-Iran regional rivalry

Within hours of Iran’s threat of dire consequences for Saudi Arabia after it executed 47 “terrorists”, including a dissident Shia cleric, the Gulf monarchy’s embassy in Tehran was ablaze. Dozens of hardliners entered the empty building in Iran’s capital overnight and set it alight before the authorities regained control and extinguished the blaze. The dangerous [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Losing their religion

Ashin Wirathu Thero sits primly beneath a flashing neon Buddha at his Mandalay monastery, a few dozen saffron-robed novice monks at his feet. Losing their religion The walls of the ­classroom from which he delivers hate-filled lectures are plastered with images of the two most ­dominant Buddhists in this part of the world: Siddhartha Gautama [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Losing Their Religion

LOSING THEIR RELIGION Amanda Hodge AMANDA HODGE 3337 words 5 December 2015 The Australian Magazine AUSMAG 1 24 English © 2015 News Limited. All rights reserved.   It’s known as a peaceful faith. But in Buddhist countries across Asia, radical monks are inciting a rising tide of Islamaphobia A shin Wirathu Thero sits primly beneath [...]