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Rally in Portland puts South Sudan's humanitarian crisis front and center

Press Herald - ‎22.07.2016‎
South Sudan's tenuous five-year existence is threatened by a civil war that has left thousands starving. Created in 2011 after a referendum approved a split from Sudan, South Sudan is considered one of the most fragile states in the world.

El Salvador Amnesty Law repeal & U.S. intervention

Workers World - ‎22.07.2016‎
16, 1992, when, after 20 months of intense negotiations, the government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) signed the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, to be monitored and enforced by the United Nations ...

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

Outside Magazine - ‎19.07.2016‎
Following months of negotiations, FARC commanders based in Havana have agreed to let us attempt the trek and visit a guerrilla camp, so long as we keep the main focus on migration, not politics. After five decades of fighting, at a cost of ... In 1699 ...

One Startup's Quest to Save Refugees With Virtual Reality

WIRED - ‎18.07.2016‎
Mooser, Ryot's CEO, is 36, a tall and charismatic entrepreneur who grew up in Santa Monica and moved to Zimbabwe with his mother at age 16, eventually studying film at Bennington College and joining the Peace Corps in Gambia. .... “Everything is death ...

Middle East|Pro-Government Forces Advance in Syria Amid Talk of US-Russia Cooperation

New York Times - ‎15.07.2016‎
Daraya was one of the first towns to revolt, first with peaceful protests, where residents such as Ghiath Mattar, who would hand roses to soldiers and police officers, inspired imitators around the country before he was detained and tortured to death ...

A region per region summary of the most significant events this week

The World Weekly - ‎21.07.2016‎
El Salvador - Friday: Human rights groups praise the Supreme Court of El Salvador's decision on Wednesday to strike down an amnesty law that has protected soldiers, rebel fighters and paramilitary death squads over their actions during the country's ...

Changes To Sweden's Asylum Policies Leave Many Afghan Refugees With Uncertain Futures

Huffington Post - ‎19.07.2016‎
I am going to be dead before I get there. ... “Longstanding animosity between ethnicities, forced marriages, insecurity, land disputes and the forced conscription of minors into the Taliban, the Afghan military, as well as forces fighting in Syria are ...


NAACP (press release) - ‎17.07.2016‎
Racial strife actually intensified and resulted in the urban riots of the late 1960s and early 1970s and thousands of nameless martyrs died. ... I am not minimizing the difficult task of our men and women in blue who are often being asked to keep order ...

UN Says Syrian Government Denies Medical Aid to Civilians in Besieged Areas

Voice of America - ‎14.07.2016‎
“People are bleeding to death inside these areas ," Egeland said. " One third of the war-wounded are ... “It is particularly disturbing to us that surgical equipment, burns - you know that are mostly affecting civilians - are continuing to be removed ...

Kerry to meet Putin in bid to save Syria peace process

Daily Mail - ‎13.07.2016‎
A frustrated US Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Moscow once again to meet President Vladimir Putin and test his commitment to the stalled Syrian peace process. ... And he told the State Department guests: "You have my word -- all of ...

The West Can Defeat Islamic State by Not Falling Into Its Trap of Division

Truthdig - ‎17.07.2016‎
As long as this nation is indifferent to the horror it visits upon the Arab world on a daily basis, as long as Muslims are ridiculed and denigrated, as long as we continue to countenance the degradation of the Palestinian people. not only will new ...

South Sudan Ceasefire “Largely Holding”

UN Dispatch - ‎12.07.2016‎
Representatives of five opposition parties that participated in Burundi's general election boycotted the second round of peace talks in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha on Tuesday. (Reuters The United Nations Tuesday ...

Afghan Refugees Feel a Sudden Chill in Sweden

World Policy Institute (blog) - ‎13.07.2016‎
“Longstanding animosity between ethnicities, forced marriages, insecurity, land disputes and the forced conscription of minors into the Taliban, the Afghan military, as well as forces fighting in Syria are the common [stated] reasons for asylum,” says ...

Shouldn't We First Help the Christian Victims of Mideast Genocide?

The Jewish Press - ‎12.07.2016‎
On June 5, two people were killed when Islamists targeted a church with rockets in Syria; the same day, a Christian man was hacked to death at his shop by Islamists in Bangladesh. On June 2, in Nigeria, Muslim youths ... I have been told by the ...

Kerala and Islamic State: Cong and Left both love radical fundamentalists

Firstpost - ‎11.07.2016‎
Recent reports of some 19 Muslim youths from Kerala joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, some of them recent converts to Islam from Hinduism and Christianity, came as shocker not just their families but to the largely secular construct of ...

Zakir Naik has a large following in Pakistan: Should we be alarmed?

The Express Tribune (blog) - ‎14.07.2016‎
Zakir Naik's Peace TV Bangla has been banned by the Bangladeshi government as a result. ... This world view which makes science subservient to faith and in the process stifles it. ... up readily whatever Zakir Naik has to offer, including when he ...

Russian planes bomb IS outside Palmyra

The Nation - ‎12.07.2016‎
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday lambasted the UN envoy for Syria for failing to restart peace talks aimed at ending the brutal five-year conflict. "We are ... "External players, including Russia and the US, can of course continue ...