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Will Statelessness End in West Africa?

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Will Statelessness End in West Africa?

West African nations pledged this week in Côte d’Ivoire to step up efforts aimed at resolving the situation of hundreds of thousands of stateless people in the region. Statelessness is the lack of any nationality for an individual or when there is no relationship between an individual and state. At the end of the ministerial [...]

ISIS Kidnaps Over 200 Assyrian Christians, Burns Churches

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ISIS Kidnaps Over 200 Assyrian Christians, Burns Churches

Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, as the terrorist outfit believes that it’s largely a fight between Christian crusaders and Muslims belonging to Islam. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have kidnapped over 200 Assyrian Christians from different parts of Syria. The number of Assyrian civilians who [...]

Barrel Bombs Killing Civilians in Syria

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Barrel Bombs Killing Civilians in Syria

The Syrian government has carried out new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people, Human Rights Watch reported Tuesday. A barrel bomb is an improvised explosive device (IED) made from a [...]

How Ash Carter Plans to Defeat ISIS

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How Ash Carter Plans to Defeat ISIS

America believes that ISIL poses a grave threat to the people and territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, regional stability, and the national security interests of the United States and its allies and partners. Dealing a lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) will require “a combined diplomatic [...]

ISIS Kidnaps Dozens of Assyrian Christians in Syria

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ISIS Kidnaps Dozens of Assyrian Christians in Syria

Of late, ISIS has changed its strategy from killing one hostage at a time to mass murders. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have kidnapped at least 56 Assyrian citizens of Christian faith from the countryside of al-Hasakah province in Syria. Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, [...]

Ash Carter to Troops in Kandahar: You Are My Priority

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Ash Carter to Troops in Kandahar: You Are My Priority

As part of his first official trip to Afghanistan as the U.S. defense secretary, Ash Carter made a stop in Kandahar on Sunday to thank U.S. troops there for their dedication to the mission and the progress they and their NATO and Afghan allies have achieved. His visit was to the Train Advise and Assist [...]

New ISIS Video Shows Caged Peshmerga Soldiers in Iraq

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New ISIS Video Shows Caged Peshmerga Soldiers in Iraq

A new video released Saturday claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has caught over 20 Peshmerga soldiers in cages and paraded them through the streets of Iraq. Peshmerga fighters belong to the military forces of Iraqi Kurdistan. The prisoners in the video are wearing the traditional orange-colored jumpsuits and said in [...]

UN Condemns ISIS Bomb Attacks in Libya

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UN Condemns ISIS Bomb Attacks in Libya

The United Nations Security Council has condemned Friday’s deadly bomb attacks in al-Qubbah, Libya, claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), also known by its Arabic acronym, Da’esh. According to reports, the Friday morning attack which came in three separate waves, killed at least 45 people [...]

Syria Urged to Release Human Rights Activists

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Syria Urged to Release Human Rights Activists

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday urged Syrian authorities to release all those who have been held by Government forces and its militias, without due process, in some cases for years on end. This is particularly worrying, given reports of widespread and systematic torture and other ill-treatment as well [...]

How ISIS Deals with Sexual Deviance

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How ISIS Deals with Sexual Deviance

ISIS believes that punishment is inevitable to save humans from diseases resulting from immoral sexual acts. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is labeled as the most brutal force in the world of terrorism, says it believes in human values and is working hard to weed out social evils [...]

Syrian Kurds Claim Victory Against ISIS

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Syrian Kurds Claim Victory Against ISIS

The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG), which is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan, claims that at the initial stage of victory, the resistance against terrorist attacks of Daesh (a.k.a Islaim State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) in Kobanê (Kobani) has crossed over 150 days. Last month, YPG had declared [...]

How Corruption Stifles Economic Growth

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How Corruption Stifles Economic Growth

Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world. But it does not just steal money from where it is needed the most; it leads to weak governance, which in turn fuels organized criminal groups and promotes crimes such as human trafficking, arms and migrant smuggling, counterfeiting and the trade [...]

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