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Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 23, 2017 0

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

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Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 4, 2017 0

Cameroon’s anglophone crisis reached a new low at the weekend when at least 17 people were shot dead by security forces and 50 wounded, according to Amnesty International.

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Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 2, 2017 0

Midday in Fallujah and the searing sun beats down on the dust-caked roads. The salmon-hued General Hospital towers prominently over the city: ground zero for a rebuilding and reconciliation process that holds vital

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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

While Iraq’s Kurds may vote to become independent in 10 days time, officials in the neighbouring Kurdish-run Democratic Federation of Northern Syria promise they have no intention to secede, even if they could.

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Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

August 25, 2017 0

President Joao Lourenco – can he escape “the family”? It’s no surprise, Angola’s next president is going to be Joao Lourenco . The big question is can the party loyalist and former general

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 25, 2017 0

Summer sun beats down like a spotlight on the Tigris River meandering through the town of Shirqat, the narrow band of water the only border between territory held by Iraqi forces on one

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Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

July 6, 2017 0

“Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and

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Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

June 28, 2017 0

Wearing nothing but underpants, his body half-wrapped in bandages, 20-year-old Mustafa is carried out of Mosul’s Old City on a green plastic chair by Iraqi soldiers running through sniper fire. Grimacing with pain,

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