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Muslim Charities Lose Govt Grants, Accused of âEUR~ExtremistâEUR(TM) Links
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Internet, Police, Politics, Protest, Social networks, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - rt.com
Two Muslim charities have lost their government grants following allegations of links to Islamic extremist activities.
UK Military Face Damning Report Into Bloody Iraq Battle, Torture & Mutilation
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Clashes, Conflict, Human rights, Intelligence, Iraq, Scandal, Shooting, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
UK defense officials face heated condemnation this week as the findings of a public inquiry into one of Britain's most brutal battles in recent years surfaces. UK troops have been accused of the unlawful murder and torture of Iraqi citizens in 2004.
South Sudan Conflict: What Chance of Peace?
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Civil War, Rape, trauma, Children, South Sudan )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The soldier lying face down in a puddle of his own blood, the child caught in the lethal crossfire, the female patient raped and then shot in her hospital bed - nobody is counting the dead in South Sudan.
Woman F-Bombs Police and Gets Rewarded $100K Compensation
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
"F*** police" is political speech, a US court ruled. A woman who was arrested for swearing and raising a middle finger at law enforcers has been acquitted and awarded $100,000 in settlement.
Illegal Pro-GMO Observers Accused of Disrupting Oregon Labeling Law Vote Count
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Conflict, Court, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
Amid a recount of Oregon's ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Call on Obama to Release CIA Torture Report
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Conflict, Guantanamo, Human rights, Law, Obama, Politics, Protest, Scandal, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 52 days ago - rt.com
Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program, also known as the torture report.
40,000 Kenyans Accuse Britain of Abuse and Torture in Second Mau Mau Law Suit
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, UK )

Ray
- 52 days ago - rt.com
Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule.
68 Percent of Brits Say Afghan War Was Futile - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Conflict, Military, UK, USA )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
As Britain's last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK's military campaign there was not "worthwhile." A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is "less safe" as a result of the war.
The Father of Arab Karate, His Turbulent Life and His Last Resting Place in the Nile
Offbeat  (tags: conflict, violence, society, karate, Arab, Nile, peace, Japanese, middle-east, humans, interesting )

Naoko
- 67 days ago - mainichi.jp
Okamoto had dreamed that through karate the Arab world would achieve independence, cast off domination by the West, and achieve a peace and unity that goes beyond religion. The current situation is far from that.
Seattle to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Europe, Human rights, Piracy, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 74 days ago - rt.com
Native Americans have often complained about the insensitivity of the Columbus Day holiday. Seattle's City Council has attempted to address this complaint, but now some Italian-Americans claim the new resolution downplays their own cultural heritage.
Does Islamic State Have Chemical Weapons?
Offbeat  (tags: WMD, Conflict, Islamic State )

Ray
- 75 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Let's get something clear right from the outset. There is no credible evidence to suggest that Islamic State - also known as IS, Isis and Isil - possesses any weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Nor is it likely to in the near future.
'Muslim Free Zone': Arkansas Gun Range Bans Islamic Customers
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Politics, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 80 days ago - rt.com
A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged complaints over "Allah Akbar" ringtones belonging to Islamic customers with poor English skills.
New Militant Group Khorasan Creates Mystery and Fear
Offbeat  (tags: militant group, Pentagon, conflict, USA )

Ray
- 85 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US has fired missiles at what officials have described as a new militant group, Khorasan, in Syria. The Pentagon says its strikes were successful, though the attacks may have inadvertently added to the militants' power.
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 88 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 91 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From January 2001 to March 2014, 220,560 individuals were deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, the MoD says, To date, 453 UK servicemen and woman have lost their lives there.
 

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