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Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 29 days ago - globalpost.com
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
Israel Watches Warily as Hezbollah Gains Battle Skills in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Hezbollah, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', violence, israel )

Cal
- 35 days ago - nytimes.com
Hezbollah's distracting and costly engagement in the Syrian civil war has offered some practical benefit to Israelis. It has also been a source of foreboding.
Syria's Unknown Victims: The Thousands Missing or Dead in Regime Custody
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, Syria, Refugees&Relief, humanrights, government, death, middle-east, war )

Cal
- 37 days ago - theguardian.com
Among the more than 100,000 dead in the three years since the Syrian civil war began are at least 11,000 disappeared into the Assad regime's custody. But the true number may be much higher,
Sources: Egypt to Revoke Citizenship of Nearly 14,000 Palestinians Affiliated With Hamas
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Egypt, Hamas, terrorism, violence, society, news )

Cal
- 41 days ago - jpost.com
Security forces say that Hamas members that became Egyptian citizens have taken part in terrorist attacks.
Israel Intercepts Ship With Weapons Headed to Gaza
World  (tags: politics, world, society, conflict, violence, israel, iran, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 42 days ago - cnn.com
The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.
Iranian Women Push To Tighten Gender Gap
World  (tags: Iranian women, women's rights, activism, world, politics, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms )

Cal
- 44 days ago - npr.org
On a recent afternoon in north Tehran two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. They are building a strategy for promoting jobs for women in government and the private sector.
OP-ED: There Are Encouraging Signs That Some Arab Views of Israel Are Changing
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, israel, society, ARABSTREET, POLLS, OP-ED, conflict, interesting )

Cal
- 45 days ago - globalpost.com
Public sentiment is softening and the power of Israel's military and high-tech capacity is recognized throughout region.
Obama Admin. Allows Virulent Anti-Gay Muslim Leader Into US for Money Raising Tour
World  (tags: USA, Obama Administration, Visa, State Dept.- Syria, Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi, homophobia, hate, murder, killing, Islam, Sharia Law, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', death, freedoms, middle-east, violence, war, terrorism )

Rob and J
- 45 days ago - nypost.com
Sheikh al-Nabulsi has publicly endorsed killing of gay people, holy war against Westerners and Jews as well as suicide bombings against Israel, America's only democratic ally in the region. All things that should have denied him a visa to enter the US.
Tell President Obama to Stand Firm With Netanyahu ACTION US
World  (tags: Obama, Kerry, middle-east, diplomacy, Israel, Palestine, peace )

Nancy
- 47 days ago - wfc2.wiredforchange.com
When President Obama meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in the White House on Monday, their conversation will no doubt focus on two issues that are central to the Obama Administration's foreign policy agenda: Iran and Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts
Syria: Islamists Force Christians to Submit to Islam or Die, According to Quranic Law
World  (tags: Syria, Islamists, Qur'an, Jizya, Christians, Churches, Intolerance, humanrights, conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', middle-east, politics, terrorism, violence, death, freedoms )

Rob and J
- 48 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Christians were given three options: convert to Islam; remain Christian but pledge submission to Islam; or "face the sword." They opted for the second of those choices, known as dhimmitude & pay non-Muslim tax, remove crosses & no public worship etc .
Tunisia Is Becoming the Lone Arab Spring Success Story
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, interesting, government, society, news )

Cal
- 51 days ago - www2.macleans.ca
The place where the Middle East uprising began adopts a liberal constitution
GOOD NEWS! Syrian Wounded Flee to Hospitals in Israel
World  (tags: AID, Syrian CivilWar, Israel hospials, health care, goodnews, government, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world, politics, middle-east, israel, news, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 58 days ago - canadaka.net
Syria and Israel have been at war since 1948, but Israeli hospitals offering care
Syrian Town Left Scarred By Opposition Group ISIS' Brutal Rule
World  (tags: Syria, al Qaeda, ISUS< violence, world, politics, war, society, middle-east, humanrights )

Cal
- 59 days ago - cnn.com
More than a month after the group was driven from the town of Addana, residents here drive through the streets, pointing out where ISIS fighters carried out executions and left bodies to rot for all to see.
Syria Peace Talks End With No Progress; Mediator Hints at 3rd Session
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, violence, society, news )

Cal
- 60 days ago - latimes.com
The second round of peace negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition forces ended without any breakthroughs
In Lebanon, Reactions From 5 People Who Face Terror Threats Daily
World  (tags: Lebanon, Lebanon politics, society, violence, terrorism, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, freedoms, middle-east, news, politics )

Cal
- 61 days ago - globalpost.com
Their attitude is inspiring, which isn't to say you'll agree with their politics.
 

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