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Who Is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?
World  (tags: Middle East, bombing, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait., ISIS, Egypt, Libya, US, EU, France Robert Fisk )

- 1 day ago -
There are the really big winners in all this blood, the weapons manufacturers. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin supplied £1.3bn of missiles to the Saudis only last year.
Isis On The Run? The US Portrayal Is Very Far From The Truth
World  (tags: Syria, Iraq, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL, pentagon map, misleading )

- 10 hours ago -
The Pentagon's misleading map shows towns and villages where IS fighters have lost control around Baghdad, it simply omits western Syria where they have been advancing in and around Damascus.
Hans Rosling - VIDEO - This Shows You Why Boat Refugees Don't Fly!
World  (tags: Mediterranean, boat refugees, EU directive 2001/51/EC, drownings, Hans Rosling, Gapminder )

- 5 days ago -
Hans Rosling, with his usual flair, explains the situation of the boat refugees - and why so many end up drowing, instead of taking cheaper flights to Europe. Why So, refugees have to walk, swim or sink.....
Changing Times: Orangutan Rescue Teams Confront Danger, Cruelty, and Illegality
World  (tags: Changing Times, Panut Hadisiswoyo, 2015 Whitley Award for Conservation in A, Orangutan Information Centre, Medan, Sumatra, Annette Gartland )

- 5 days ago -
Profile of Panut Hadisiswoyo, who has just won the 2015 Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats, and the Orangutan Information Centre in Medan, Sumatra."By saving orangutans, we are saving the forests, and the forests are life."
How Liberian Women Organized a Sex Strike and Helped End a War -INCLUDES VIDEO INTERVIEW
World  (tags: Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, peace-maker, Institute for Inclusive Security, Colbert Report )

- 3 days ago -
Gbowee's grassroots organizing paved the way for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - the first elected female president in Africa and a global symbol of women's ability to stabilize nations recovering from war. The video is excellent
Nigerian Troops Free 234 Boko Haram Hostages
World  (tags: Nigeria, Boko Haram, Nigerian troups, liberated, prisoners, good news )

- 3 days ago -
Defence HQ said that the hostages were rescued on Thursday through the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest. About 500 women and children have already been rescued by the military in the past few days. But Amnesty estimates 2000 abducted since 2014
The Economist: Netanyahu V the Supreme Court: The Prime Minister Takes on the Judiciary
World  (tags: Israel, Supreme Court, muzzling, undermining independence, Netanyahu, political seats, Human Rights )

- 2 days ago -
As the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, puts the finishing touches to his fourth coalition after an election in March, he is preparing for an unprecedented fight to muzzle the court.
Guardian: UN Aid Worker Suspended for Leaking Report on Child Abuse By French Troops
World  (tags: UN peace-keepers, French troups, child abuse, sexual abuse, CAR, Central African Republic, aid worker, whistle-blower, internal UN report )

- 7 days ago -
A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.
Stop the Violence in Yemen ACTION
World  (tags: Yemen, ceasefire, John Kerry, violence, airstrikes, displaced )

- 10 days ago -
Yemen is facing a massive humanitarian catastrophe after four weeks of airstrikes and fighting. The latest round of violence has killed hundreds and displaced nearly 150,000 people.
Families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran Visit Indonesia for Final Farewells
World  (tags: Bali, injustice in Indonesia, Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran )

- 10 days ago -
With the executions imminent family members will now be allowed to visit them from 9am to 5pm each day until the end in a bid to spend every last moment with them.
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