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Kurdish Women Line Up to Take on the Islamic State
World  (tags: politics, middle-east, violence, PKK, Kurdish women, battlefront, women's rights, world, war, society, humanrights )

Cal
- 20 days ago - globalpost.com
Kurdish women join the PKK in droves to fight the Islamic State, which has captured and enslaved up to hundreds of Yazidi women.
U.N. Security Council Rejects Palestinian Statehood Resolution
World  (tags: world, politics, palestine, israel, peace talks, recognition, middle-east, war, society, interesting, government )

Cal
- 31 days ago - npr.org
The U.N. Security Council failed to pass a Palestinian draft resolution that called for, among other things, an end to the Israeli occupation by late 2017. The proposal faced strong U.S. opposition, which threatened to veto the measure if it passed.
SYRIA: Forgotten in Aleppo: Thousands Stuck Between Regime and ISIS
World  (tags: politics, world, Refugees&Relief, violence, war, Syria, society, humanrights, freedoms, conflict, death, ethics, news, middle-east, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 21 days ago - cnn.com
Over 300,000 face dangerous battles and privations as the Syrian Civil War continues.And above all a sense, for months now, of hopelessness that their world has only worsened since the fight for Aleppo began in June 2012.
After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb
World  (tags: ISIS, violence, politics, world, middle-east, news, war, iraq, freedoms, conflict, humanrights )

Cal
- 26 days ago - npr.org
the group has lost three senior leaders and mid-level commanders. It's more difficult for them to move around freely, and oil fields -- key sources of funding -- have taken a pounding
Freezing Palestinian Tax Money a Double-Edged Sword for Israel
World  (tags: Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, Israel, Palestine, Europe, middle-east, politics, government, society, conflict, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - haaretz.com
If Arab and European nations decide to counteract the Israeli sanctions, Jerusalem will find itself on yet another collision course with European countries - which are already viewed in Israel as hostile, due to their support and recognition of a ...
Ex-Muslim's Open Letter to America: "What Else Has to Happen So You Wake Up?"
World  (tags: Islam, Muslims, conflict, corruption, ethics, freedoms, middle-east, ISIS, politics, terrorism, terrorists, society, usa, violence, war, world )

Penny
- 15 days ago - jihadwatch.org
A god who is insecure enough to be offended by a cartoon, and incompetent to the level that he wants you to avenge for him, is not a god worthy of worship, but a devil who is leading you to your demise.
Saudi King Abdullah Dies, Salman Is New Ruler
World  (tags: world, middle-east, politics, usa, Saudi Arabia )

Cal
- 7 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Jerusalem's Interfaith 'Peace House' Faced With Israeli Demolition Order
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, Human Rights, building permits, ethics, government, middle-east, interesting, politics, society, terrorism, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 23 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The situation of home demolitions in East Jerusalem is not unique to the hostel owner. The United Nations estimates that one-third of all Palestinians in East Jerusalem live in houses without permits.
Assad's Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons
World  (tags: world, society, politics, nuclear amibtions, Syria, Israel, threat to peace, conflict, ethics, violence, middle-east )

Cal
- 19 days ago - spiegel.de
For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria's nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb.
ICC Opens War Crimes Inquiry Into Israel Over Gaza War as Palestinians Prepare Another UN Resolution
World  (tags: Human Rights, Palestine, Israel, Gaza, ICC, Israeli war crimes. war, violence, society, middle-east, freedoms, crime, ethics )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - mondoweiss.net
In advance of the Palestinian government's official ascension to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in three months, a prosecutor for the court has opened an inquiry into possible war crimes carried out by Israel.
Isis Sets Sunset Deadline for Jordan to Free Bomber and Save Hostage
World  (tags: ISIS/ISIL/DAESH, Jordan, Japan, violence, terrorism, Human Rights, hostages, ethics, freedoms, government, middle-east, news, politics, humans, Human Rights )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Islamic State has set a deadline of sunset on Thursday for the release of a failed suicide bomber after Jordan agreed to free her in return for a Jordanian pilot being held hostage by the group. The fate of the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ...
Iran Declares: Our Soldiers Are on Israel's Borders!
World  (tags: middle-east, Israel, Iran, terrorism )

Barbara
- 31 days ago - unitedwithisrael.org
Iran is spreading its tentacles throughout the Middle East and appears to have gained a physical presence on Israel's northern border as well as in Judea and Samaria.
How Bibi Tried To Make Paris All About Him
World  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Paris, society, politics, government, middle-east, ethics, freedoms, Human Rights )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - blogs.forward.com
Israelis are having a hilarious time mocking their prime minister's visit to Paris, with ironic tweets and Hebrew Facebook statuses galore
Palestinian Killed By Israeli Police During Negev Funeral
World  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, freedoms, Israeli police, crime, death, ethics, middle-east, politics, government, news, society, violence, conflict )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - maannews.net
Israeli police entered the funeral ceremony, despite an agreement with Rahat municipality to stay clear of the area, and fired plastic bullets and tear gas at mourners as Raed Salah was delivering a eulogy.
 

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