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The man-made disaster in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The man-made disaster in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 19, 2017 0

In the words of UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, it is the “ epicentre of suffering ”. Just a few kilometres from the affluent central neighbourhoods of Damascus lies the Eastern Ghouta

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New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

October 30, 2017 0

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are teaming up to take on Islamist militants with the launch of a the 5,000-strong "FC-G5S" force in the restive Sahel. But are more boots on

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Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

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

On the main road into east Mosul, a rotting skeleton swings from a post outside a row of bullet-riddled shops. What was once a brain lolls horribly from an eye socket in front

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Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

October 24, 2016 0

The UN planned to provide assistance to about 250,000 displaced people in Afghanistan this year. Now it’s looking at a million — far more than the government and aid agencies are able to handle.

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Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

June 1, 2016 0

With peace returning to the Swat Valley, Pakistan has opened up the former tourism hotspot to visitors once again, but the army retains tight control as the threat from militants remains.    The

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Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 14, 2016 0

The attacks that killed 16 people yesterday at a beach resort in Cote d’Ivoire were shocking and brutal, but not entirely unexpected. Security experts had been warning that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

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Rough guide to Islamic rules of war

Rough guide to Islamic rules of war

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 24, 2014 0

DUBAI 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between

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Bangladesh political violence spurs attacks on minority groups

Bangladesh political violence spurs attacks on minority groups

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2014 0

JESSORE 31 January 2014 (IRIN) - Following attacks on religious minorities, mostly Hindus, and a number of smaller indigenous groups during political disturbances earlier this month in Bangladesh - where the biggest ethnic

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