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Iraqi Women, Secularists Protest Law That Would Allow Marriage Of 9-Year-Old Girls
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, crime, Education, ethics, freedoms, government, iraq, politics, society, Womens Rights )

- 569 days ago -
Dozens of women gathered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday to protest a proposed law that would allow girls in the country to be married off at just nine years old
Ukraine Cobbles Together An Army as Fears of a Russian Invasion Grow
World  (tags: world, politics, Ukraine, military, Russia, government, news, society, conflict )

- 569 days ago -
Ukraine really needs an answer to the Russian military amassing just over its border.
Crimean Tatars Fear a Future Under Russia
World  (tags: Crimea, Russia, Tatars, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, violence, society, politics, humanrights, interesting, world )

- 571 days ago -
Marginalized during centuries of Russian rule, Crimea's indigenous ethnic group is sounding alarm bells about Moscow's intentions.
Israel Watches Warily as Hezbollah Gains Battle Skills in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Hezbollah, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', violence, israel )

- 571 days ago -
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.
G7 Urges Russia to Back Away From Crimea
World  (tags: world, EU, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, G7, politics, violence, society, europe, conflict, government )

- 572 days ago -
The group of countries released a statement saying Russia should open talks with Ukraine
Pope Francis To Visit South Korea In August
World  (tags: South Korea, religion, Pope Francis, Asian Youth Day, society, news )

Carrie No
- 574 days ago -
"His Holiness Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to the Republic of Korea from 14 to 18 August 2014, on the occasion of the Sixth Asian Youth Day, to be held in the diocese of Daejeon," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said in a statement.
The Jews Who Fought for Hitler: 'We Did Not Help the Germans. We Had a Common Enemy'
World  (tags: violence, war, WWII, loyalty, unusual, Jews, Finland, Russia, Germany, Nazis, humans, interesting, society, world, freedoms, government, ethics, europe, politics )

Carrie No
- 575 days ago -
They fought alongside them, healed them, and often befriended them. But how do Finland's Jews feel today about their uneasy - and little mentioned - alliance with the Nazis?
Crimea's Referendum Plans Are Dividing the Population
World  (tags: Crimea, Russian invasion, referendum, news, politics, society, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world )

- 577 days ago -
Although most Russians back the Kremlin's invasion, some are skeptical that joining Moscow will solve their problems.
Crimea: Paramilitaries Shown With Gun to Journalist's Head (TEXT and 3 VIDEOS)
World  (tags: world, Crimea, Russia, violence, rights, freedoms, journalists, paramilitary, ethics, society, politics )

Carrie No
- 577 days ago -
CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a masked paramilitary holds a gun to the head of a Bulgarian journalist. The shocking scenes played out on the streets of Simferopol, near the parliament building, after a camera crew was told to stop...
MARCH 8--INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014: Women Still Walk Two Steps Behind in Arab World
World  (tags: world, politics, womens rights, Arab World, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, government, freedoms )

- 577 days ago -
In much of the Arab world, women's participation in the labour force is the lowest in the world, according to the United Nations, while women in politics are a rare breed both in the Middle East and North Africa.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Ethnic Cleansing in the Central African Republic
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, africa, ethnic cleansing, news, humanrights )

- 578 days ago -
Right now, Anti-balaka militias are carrying out violent attacks in an effort to ethnically cleanse Muslims in the Central African Republic.
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 )

- 578 days ago -
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 )

- 578 days ago -
The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.
1-Year Countdown to End 'Human Safaris' in India
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, news, politics, human safaris, uncontacted tribes, native rights, indigenous rights, society )

- 580 days ago -
Time is running out for the Jarawa, who are extremely vulnerable to exploitation by intruders on their land, as demonstrated by the recent shocking revelations of the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of Jarawa women by poachers.
OP-ED: Why Putin Lies So Easily
World  (tags: Putin, lies, Russia Ukraine Invasion, politics, world, violence, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 581 days ago -
The old Soviet Union had a variety of mainstays when they were confronted by the West. Putin's rambling press conference confirmed their salience today:

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