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Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

At least 120 journalists have been killed in Syria in relation to their work since the war began in 2011, according to research by Committee to Protect Journalists. Several media activists and citizen journalists based in southwestern Syria have appealed for help so that they can leave the region as it is on the verge […]

July 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Activists call protests over raped girl and teenager in India

Activists call protests over raped girl and teenager in India

Activists called protests across India over the weekend, demanding justice for an eight-year-old Muslim girl who was gang-raped and murdered in the divided state of Kashmir, and another rape case involving a ruling party lawmaker. Police said they were interviewing the BJP lawmaker on Friday in connection with the rape of a teenager, raising the […]

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3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

Oct 25, – Some 3,000 civilians trapped in a suffocating Syrian army siege of rebel areas in the city of Homs need urgent food aid, a monitoring group and activists said Friday. “Three thousands civilians, among them 500 aged over 70, are living exclusively off the little food that had been stored in the besieged […]

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Activists: Syria releases 61 women detainees

Activists: Syria releases 61 women detainees

Oct 24, – Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said on Thursday, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange that was one of the more ambitious negotiated deals in the country’s civil war in which rival factions remain largely opposed to any bartered peace. Meanwhile, electricity returned to […]

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Gunmen kill 15 Libyan soldiers

Gunmen kill 15 Libyan soldiers

Oct 05,  –  Gunmen attacked a Libyan military post southeast of the capital Tripoli early Saturday, killing 15 soldiers, an official and Libya’s state news agency said. The attackers rode vehicles topped with machineguns, the military official said. The highway between the towns of Tarhuna and Bani Walid, on which the post was located, was […]

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Sudanese army deploys after deadly riots

Sudanese army deploys after deadly riots

Sep 26, –  The army also reinforced positions around military headquarters in Khartoum and along the city’s university road, which is close to the presidential palace. Violent protests erupted in Sudan on Monday when President Omar al-Bashir’s government decided to lift subsidies, immediately doubling prices of gasoline and fuel. Sudanese authorities on Thursday deployed troops […]

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Anti-fascist rallies held in Athens after rapper’s death

Anti-fascist rallies held in Athens after rapper’s death

Sep 25, –  An anti-fascist demonstration and concert were held in Syntagma Square on Wednesday afternoon, while a rally was set for the evening in the same square. The man held in the death of anti-fascist singer Pavlos Fyssas says the stabbing was self-defense and identified himself as linked to Golden Dawn, which has 18 […]

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Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

Aug 07, Bangkok — The government-sponsored bill proposes a blanket amnesty to all those charged with crimes related to Thailand’s various upheavals since Sept. 19, 2006, the day a military coup ousted then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while he was on an overseas trip. Thai lawmakers on Wednesday began debating a highly contentious bill to […]

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Syrian rebel attack kills 60 pro-government fighters

Syrian rebel attack kills 60 pro-government fighters

Activists say Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country’s east, killing dozens there, mostly pro-government fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 died in Hatla village in the province of Deir el-Zour on Tuesday. An activist based in the province says the rebel attack was in retaliation for […]

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Activists present list of demands in Turkey

Activists present list of demands in Turkey

June 5, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a move to defuse the tension, the deputy prime minister met with the group whose attempt to prevent authorities from ripping up trees in Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square has snowballed into nationwide protests against what demonstrators see as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Activists on […]

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