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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 )

- 1735 days ago -
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?
Fear, Shock Among Sri Lankan Muslims in Aftermath of Buddhist Mob Violence
World  (tags: communal warfare, violence, world, society, Sri Lanka, religious animosity, politics, asia )

- 1799 days ago -
Muslims in Sri Lanka are fearful after a wave of deadly violence by Buddhist mobs Sunday
TAKE ACTION NOW! United Nations, High Commission for Refugees: Stop Sending Tamil Refugees Back to Sri Lanka
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, politics, world, Sri Lanka, society, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', UnitedNations )

- 2090 days ago -
UN personnel are planned to return in a week where they are expected to make moves to send the refugees back to Sri lanka, ignoring the fact that their lives will be in danger.
Sri Lankan Army Demolishes Tamil Homes
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, Sri Lanka, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, ethics, conflict, society, violence, news )

- 2282 days ago -
The Tamils had hoped that after the end of the civil war in May 2009, they would be allowed to return to their homes and farmlands. This did not happen, despite repeated promises. Now the army has admitted it intends to keep the land permanently.
Saudi Arabia Defends Use of Beheading
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, crime, death, freedoms, HumanRights, middle-east, society, violence, Saudi, beheading, Sri Lanka, maid )

- 2317 days ago -
Saudi Arabia criticized widespread condemnation of the beheading of a Sri Lankan maid convicted of killing her employer's baby. The Saudi official news agency noted that a spokesman said that the oil kingdom "deplores the statements made... over the exe
TAKE ACTION NOW! Sri Lanka: Put War Criminals Behind Bars
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, violence, Sri Lanka, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', war, society )

- 2422 days ago -
None of the three national investigations launched in Sri Lanka since 2006 came to an answer. The investigations were plagued with obstruction, interference of politics in the judiciary, lack of transparency and independence, and procedural irregularities
Sri Lanka 'Expels 161 Foreign Muslim Clerics
World  (tags: world, asia, Sri Lanka, religion, visa violations, society, politics )

- 2677 days ago -
Sri Lanka has reportedly ordered 161 foreign Muslim preachers to leave the country for flouting visa regulations.
Sri Lanka Ducks International Probe
World  (tags: asia, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Sri Lanka, politics, society, freedoms, conflict, HumanRights, humanrights, world )

- 2833 days ago -
Although the Sri Lankan government has evaded calls for an international probe into alleged excesses while militarily defeating Tamil separatism in 2009, it may yet be called to account at the September session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (
SRI LANKA : Wounds of War Healing Slowly
World  (tags: world, Refugees&Relief, violence, war, politics, Sri Lanka, asia, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news )

- 2928 days ago -
The end of the war has made lifer easier in Sri Lanka, but deeper scars still fester.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Sri Lanka Rejects Secret UN War Report as 'Flawed'
World  (tags: world, asia, Sri Lanka, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, politics, government, ethics, society, interesting, crime, conflict, war, violence, news )

- 2961 days ago -
The Sri Lankan government has rejected a report commissioned by the UN on alleged human rights violations at the end of the country's war two years ago
Sri Lanka: Thousands of Tamils Still Detained, Torture Alleged
World  (tags: terrorism, politics, torture, Refugees&Relief, Sri Lanka, Tamil society, society, world, violence, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, freedoms, government, crime, ethics )

- 3120 days ago -
Thousands of Tamil civilians are still detained. The fate of some is unknown, while others have been located in various detention centres thanks to the desperate efforts of their families
Opinion: Sri Lanka Holds Tight to China
World  (tags: asia, world, SRi lanka, Sri Lanka, politics, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', china, news, interesting, conflict, government, Refugees&Relief )

- 3156 days ago -
Why the world should be worried about Sri Lanka's deepening ties with China.
In a Bangkok Apartment, Tamils Wait for a Ship to Canada
World  (tags: world, Refugees&Relief, society, Cnaada, Tamil refugees, Sri Lanka, asia, politics, government )

- 3188 days ago -
Though claiming to be tourists, they show little interest in seeing the sights of the Thai capital
World  (tags: world, Refugees&Relief, UnitedNations, conflict, Sri Lanka, Tamil refugees, war, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, asia )

- 3199 days ago -
One year after the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka, thousands of victims of human rights violations committed by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are being denied justice, truth and reparations
Australian Tamils Vote in Independence Referendum
World  (tags: world, politics, society, Australia, Tamils, Sri Lanka, rights, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms )

- 3312 days ago -
More than 10,000 Tamils in Australia registered to cast their votes in the referendum across Australia over April 17 and 18 on the creation of independent Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka, reported SBS Australia, citing organisers.

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