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Dozens of Prisoners Escape from Islamic State Prison

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Dozens of Prisoners Escape from Islamic State Prison

By Rakesh Raman According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, about 95 people escaped from an ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) prison in the city of al-Bab in the northeast of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria. The prisoners include at [...]

UN Mission Urges Libya to End Crisis

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UN Mission Urges Libya to End Crisis

Libyan stakeholders must seize the momentum generated by the on-going political dialogue and bring an end to the country’s instability and insecurity, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Monday amid continuing fighting in the North African nation. In a statement, UNSMIL confirmed that Libyan parties involved in the UN-facilitated process had concluded [...]

ISIS Terrorists Damage Cultural Heritage Sites in Iraq

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ISIS Terrorists Damage Cultural Heritage Sites in Iraq

By Rakesh Raman A day after demolishing the ancient Assyrian city Nimrud near Mosul in Iraq, the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants attacked Saturday the cultural heritage sites in Hatra. Although ISIS had captured Hatra about four years ago in 2010, it had recently expressed its intentions to destroy ancient artifacts in [...]

John Cantlie: ISIS Hostage or ISIS Spokesman?

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John Cantlie: ISIS Hostage or ISIS Spokesman?

John Cantlie writes articles for the ISIS magazine Dabiq and appears in videos, which extol ISIS work and condemn American and British governments. By Rakesh Raman Officially, John Cantlie is a hostage of the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). But unlike other ISIS hostages who have been beheaded or burnt alive [...]

Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems

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Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems

Health systems throughout the developing world need to be strengthened to prevent another Ebola-style outbreak, or worse, warns Save the Children in its new report “A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems.” The report ranks the world’s poorest countries on the state of their public health systems, finding that 28 [...]

ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

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ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

A Sharia Court of Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) had ordered for the release of 29 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS during the past few days. According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, the Sharia Court in the countryside [...]

ISIS Beheading Video! And Now It’s Fun

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ISIS Beheading Video! And Now It’s Fun

The whole world would go into a state of mourning and sadness on watching the beheading videos that the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) releases while killing its hostages. However, here’s the height of creativity when a mimic video has brought smiles on millions of faces in the world. Imitating the [...]

Panasonic Solar Lanterns for Ebola Relief Efforts

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Panasonic Solar Lanterns for Ebola Relief Efforts

With the severe and far-reaching impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, governments and international organizations need more support for their relief efforts. They have called on the private sector to help the affected populations meet their basic needs in the midst of the crisis. In response, Panasonic donated 240 solar lanterns to the [...]

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 [...]