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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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EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2016 0

The UN is still without a top official in Syria because the government of Bashar al-Assad has not approved the world body’s selection, a UN spokesperson told IRIN on Tuesday.

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Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2016 0

With aid a key component of the cessation of hostilities scheduled to begin Monday at sundown in Syria, humanitarians say they’ll need more than just words if they are to bring help to

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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war rooms

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war rooms

September 8, 2016 0

“Our position is extremely strong,” said Lieutenant General Fayyad al-Ruwaili. “We are hitting military targets on [the enemy’s] side, their facilities, their lines of communication…. At the end of the day, they will

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Iraq: No country for young men

Iraq: No country for young men

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 5, 2016 0

Saif fights the so-called Islamic State for a living and can barely pay his bills. Falih is desperate to leave Iraq, but can’t get a visa. Abdullah works for the government but says

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Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read: “Enrique’s Shadow” The International Committee of

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Troubled waters

Troubled waters

August 29, 2016 0

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.” Ali*, a 21-year-old

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The danger of fighting fire with fire

The danger of fighting fire with fire

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 26, 2016 0

People in the eastern Congolese city of Beni have had enough of massacres.

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Top Picks: A bombing in Balochistan, South Sudan’s rape victims and Gaza’s unfulfilled promises

Top Picks: A bombing in Balochistan, South Sudan’s rape victims and Gaza’s unfulfilled promises

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.

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