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Obama Blames Russia For Violence In Ukraine; Calls Moves 'Incursion'
World  (tags: Russia, Ukraine, violence, world, war, society, iraq, crime, corruption, conflict )

Wild
- 2 days ago - npr.org
President Obama blamed Russia for the violence in Ukraine and said its "incursion" into the former Soviet state will only carry additional costs. "Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,
Hamas Isn't ISIS, ISIS Isn't Hamas
World  (tags: Hamas, ISIS, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Mahmoud Abbas, Netanyahu, Larry Derfner )

Dandelion
- 7 days ago - 972mag.com
If anybody accuses me of defending Hamas in what I'm about to write, I accuse them in turn of supporting the war in Gaza because they enjoy seeing Palestinian children killed. One claim is as fair as the other. Good article to think upon after it's read.
Islamic State's Bootleg Petro-State May Prove Unsustainable
World  (tags: Islamic State Fighters, black market oil, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, violence, terrorism, middle-east, freedoms, conflict )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat...
The Women of ISIS: Understanding and Combating Female Extremism
World  (tags: Foreign Affairs, ISIS, women, women's brigade, extremists, gender, safety, security, paradox, Iraq, Sri Lanka )

Evelyn
- 9 days ago - foreignaffairs.com
Reports that women have formed their own brigade within ISIS have confounded experts - and worried them. The idea of women as violent extremists seems paradoxical. Why should women want to join a political struggle that so blatantly oppresses them?
Rape Victims of Islam
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', crime, death, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, iraq, middle-east, palestine, news, Refugees&Relief, politics, Refugees&Relief, media, society, terrorism, UnitedNations, unitednations, violence, war, world )

Rahman
- 11 days ago - shariaunveiled.wordpress.com
This woman tells the story of the Yezidi girls who committed suicide. "They took the girls by force and raped them, and after they returned they killed themselves."
Stop the Genocide of Iraqi Christians
World  (tags: violence, war, iraq, crime, death )

Teresa
- 11 days ago - beheardproject.com
Join with 205,649 others. Iraq's Christians are being slaughtered by brutal jihadists. Stand with Iraq's Christians. Tell America and the world that we must prevent genocide in Iraq.
Iraq Aid Operation Launched By UN Refugee Agency UNHCR
World  (tags: UnitedNations, Refugees&Relief, iraq, politics, goodnews, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', middle-east, conflict )

Cal
- 12 days ago - bbc.com
The United Nations agency for refugees is launching a major aid operation to reach more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
No More Mr. Nice Islamic State
World  (tags: world, middle-east, iraq, ISIS )

Cal
- 12 days ago - globalpost.com
When IS first made inroads in Iraq, it didn't enforce its most stringent policies. Now, the group is blowing up sacred shrines, and Sunni residents are re-evaluating their prior support of the extremists.
Iraq's Christians Feel the US and the Church Have Abandoned Them
World  (tags: world, politics, iraq, ISIS< Iraqi Christians, usa, middle-east, news, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 14 days ago - globalpost.com
As President Obama declares mission accomplished on Mount Sinjar, those gathered in Erbil feel forgotten.
Islamic Fighters Kill Scores of Yazidi Men in Iraq
World  (tags: humanrights, Islamic State Fighters, Yazidi men, Iraq, violence, crime )

Nancy
- 14 days ago - news.msn.com
Islamic State fighters had surrounded the nearby village 12 days ago and demanded that its Yazidi residents convert or die. On Friday afternoon, they moved in.
U.S., Allies Rush Heavy Weapons to Kurds to Fight Militants in Iraq
World  (tags: world, war, politics, iraq, ISIS< extremists, genocide, Refugees&Relief, society, conflict, middle-east, news )

Cal
- 19 days ago - latimes.com
The two-pronged U.S. effort is aimed at halting Iraq's slide toward disintegration less than three years after the last U.S. combat troops left.
STOP THE GENOCIDE OF IRAQI CHRISTIANS
World  (tags: 'CIVIL LIBERTIES!', 'HUMAN RIGHTS!', children, women, men, freedoms, iraq, middle-east, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, United States, world )

Ruth
- 20 days ago - aclj.org
PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE. NON-PARTISAN, NON-RELIGIOUS. STOP TERROR. 'The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has rolled through Iraq, and they are brutal beyond imagining. They've given Iraqi Christians an ultimatum: "Convert, leave, or die." '
Iraq's Political Reconciliation Holds Key to Fighting Islamic State
World  (tags: Iraq, Islamic State Fighters, world, violence, human rights, government, politics, news, middle-east, terrorism )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
"What will be required [to defeat Islamic State] of course, is an integrated, inclusive political leadership in Iraq," Earnest said. "It is why this country stands ready to support the formation of an inclusive government in Iraq."
ISIS Overtakes Iraq's Largest Christian City
World  (tags: ISIS, iraq, politics, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, children, death, ethics, HumanRights )

Lynn
- 21 days ago - cnn.com
The latest advance by ISIS (or the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) has caused thousands of Christians in the city to flee, just as other minority groups targeted by ISIS have done, as well as Shiite Muslims.
In Iraq, An Entire Religion Faces Extinction For Something It Doesn't Believe
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, iraq, ISIS< Yazidis, persecution, death, war, humanrights )

Cal
- 21 days ago - thinkprogress.org
After ISIS began taking cities in Northern Iraq this week, some 40,000 people -- most of whom are Yazidi -- fled to the desolate peaks of Mount Sinjar, lest they be killed or forced to convert to ISIS's peculiarly brutal form of Islam
 

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