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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 [...]

Iraqi Militia Committing Abuses on Civilians

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Iraqi Militia Committing Abuses on Civilians

Abuses by militia allied with Iraqi security forces in Sunni areas have escalated in recent months. Residents have been forced from their homes, kidnapped, and in some cases summarily executed, Human Rights Watch reported on Sunday. At least 3,000 people have fled their homes in the Muqdadiyya area of Diyala province since June 2014 and, [...]

ISIS Video Shows Mass Beheading of Christian Hostages

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ISIS Video Shows Mass Beheading of Christian Hostages

By Rakesh Raman In a new video released Sunday, the Libyan branch of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shown the mass beheading of 21 Christians kidnapped in Libya. In a traditional ISIS style of execution, the five-minute video shows the victims in orange jumpsuits – each caught by an ISIS terrorists near [...]

ISIS Burnt Jordanian Pilot Alive to Avenge Civilian Deaths

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ISIS Burnt Jordanian Pilot Alive to Avenge Civilian Deaths

By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has offered its point of view about the recent killing of a Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh who was burnt alive by the terrorist organization after locking him in a cage. A video released by ISIS showed Moaz al-Kassasbeh jiggling in pain when flames slowly [...]

Edge of Extinction: Genocide of Iraq’s Minorities

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Edge of Extinction: Genocide of Iraq’s Minorities

Former Congressman Frank R. Wolf and the newly created religious freedom group, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, released a report Wednesday entitled “Edge of Extinction,” based on a recent fact finding mission to Iraq. The report warns that if the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq is not defeated and removed, Christians, Yezidis, Shabak, Turkmen and other [...]

What Did ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Say Before Her Death?

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What Did ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Say Before Her Death?

ISIS claimed Kayla Mueller died during Jordanian airstrike on a Syrian storage facility where she was being held prisoner. By Rakesh Raman As soon as the White House confirmed the death of Kayla Mueller, a hostage of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), her family released a letter that Mueller had written last year. [...]

Say “No” to Female Genital Mutilation: UN

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Say “No” to Female Genital Mutilation: UN

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), marked every year on February 6, and this year focused on ending the ‘medicalization’ of the procedure, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on health workers around the world to eliminate what he called a ‘deeply harmful’ practice. FGM is the removal [...]

Why ISIS Terrorists Burnt Jordanian Pilot Alive

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Why ISIS Terrorists Burnt Jordanian Pilot Alive

Why did Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) change its usual method of killing from beheading to burning? By Rakesh Raman In the past few months, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed many of its hostages by beheading them. But its latest victim – a Jordanian pilot – met with the [...]

U.S. Extends Condolences on the Murder of Jordanian Pilot

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U.S. Extends Condolences on the Murder of Jordanian Pilot

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a statement released Tuesday, extended his condolences to the family of Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh, who “was brutally murdered after being taken captive by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.” Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS [...]