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Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 7, 2017 0

Check out the topics on IRIN’s radar and trawl through our curation of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Will US relax 20-year-old sanctions on Sudan? Sudan's diplomacy

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Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2017 0

Zahid Hussain has been preaching tolerance at the Bari Imam Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan’s capital for 30 years, but it is that very message that now requires the shrine to be barricaded

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Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame , the

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The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 3, 2017 0

Proghyananda Vikkhu stood in his purple monk’s robe in front of gleaming gold statues of the Buddha, recalling the night that a mob of nationalist Muslims attacked his monastery in eastern Bangladesh.

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After Islamic State, a dark homecoming for Iraq’s Christians

After Islamic State, a dark homecoming for Iraq’s Christians

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 23, 2016 0

Sitting outside a cafe in Erbil, Ammar is chain-smoking despite his hacking cough. “I will never go back to Mosul, even after IS is finished,” he promises.

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Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2016 0

Soe Aung works for an international aid agency in his hometown of Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. It’s a good job, but he isn’t eager to discuss it in a public

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Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

September 28, 2016 0

As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its geographic proximity to extremist-prone regions and a chequered past of militancy, Algeria, on the

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As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto filmmakers bounce back

As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto filmmakers bounce back

September 28, 2016 0

Two years ago, Islamist militants were bombing cinemas in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and the region’s Pashto-language film industry had ground to halt. But security has improved dramatically, and Peshawar’s filmmakers are

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Visa-free to Mauritania

Visa-free to Mauritania

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 31, 2016 0

After Algeria started requiring visas for Syrians last year, Mauritania became the only country in North Africa that offered visa-free travel for Syrians. They flew into Nouakchott, the capital, from Turkey or Lebanon.

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Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

March 24, 2016 0

Before war ravaged Yemen, the country’s black citizens occupied the lowest rung on the societal ladder. Poorer than the poorest of other Yemenis, the group, usually called the Akhdam (servants) prefer to be

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