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  • South Sudan is on brink of famine

    Aid workers in South Sudan are finding it hard to operate because roadblocks are suddenly being erected in some areas, the UN's top official for humanitarian assistance has said. The UN warned two and a half million people are on the brink of famine, and food stocks in some places could run out by next month. The organization also said more than six.. More

  • Italian Muslims aggressively monitored

    Wikileaks cables dated from 2005 reveal that the Muslim population were aggressively monitored with classified documents based on a private lunch at the US ambassador’s residence and involved the then Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu and Italy's Chief of Police Giovanni De Gennaro. The documents reveal that in the years prior to 2005,.. More

  • ADC: 'American Sniper' prompts threats to Arabs, Muslims

    Following the release of the film American Sniper in theaters across the US, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has warned of a “significant rise in violent hate rhetoric targeting the Arab and Muslim-American communities.” The Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint.. More

  • Islamophobic attacks increase rapidly in France

    At least 116 Islamophobic attacks on Muslims in France have been reported within two weeks of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris, the National Observatory Against Islamophobia said Monday. According to the France-based observatory’s head Abdallah Zekri, attacks against Muslims in the country increased rapidly following the attack on the satirical.. More

  • Poverty and conflict affect Lebanese youth

    Lebanese youth in Tripoli suburbs are becoming increasingly used to conflict in rising sectarian distrust and violence. "People get used to war. During the last battle, children were still coming to play. Can you imagine, a seven-year-old boy running through the bullets just to play video games," says Mohammad Darwish, a calm man with a curled.. More

  • World 'silent' when millions of Muslims killed

    The world has been silent about the killing of millions of people in the Muslim world, Mehmet Gormez, Turkey's head of religious affairs, said Tuesday. "On one hand, (around) 12 million people have been massacred in the Islamic world in the last 10 years, and on the other hand, 12 people were brutally killed in Paris last week," Gormez said. We.. More

  • UN: Muslims ethnically cleansed in CAR

    Christian militias in Central African Republic have carried out ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population during the country's ongoing civil war, but there is no proof there was genocidal intent, a United Nations commission of inquiry has said. "Thousands of people died as a result of the conflict. Human rights violations and abuses were committed.. More

  • Yemen report highlights turmoil's human cost

    At least 7,000 people were killed in Yemen in 2014, including at least 1,200 civilians, three times the level of deaths from when the current turmoil began in 2011, according to a Yemeni think-tank's report. It is now thought that Shia Houthi fighters are controlling about 70 percent of army's capabilities, the Abaad Centre for Strategic Studies says.. More

  • 15,000 new Jewish settlers in W. Bank in 2014

    More than 15,000 Israelis moved to Jewish-only settlements located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank over the course of 2014, an Israeli official said Friday. "Interior Ministry figures, showing that Judea-Samaria [the Jewish name for the West Bank] currently has nearly 400,000 Israelis, demonstrates [that] settlement in Judea-Samaria is an irreversible.. More

  • UN calls for 'full Rohingya citizenship'

    The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution urging Myanmar to provide "full citizenship'' to its Rohingya Muslim minority and to allow them to move freely throughout the country. The resolution adopted by consensus on Monday, stressed the assembly's "serious concern'' about the government's treatment of the Rohingyas, sending a strong.. More

  • UN: Tens of thousands dead in S Sudan war

    Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of war and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's future, the UN secretary-general has said. Ban Ki-moon called on the country's leaders to agree to an inclusive power-sharing arrangement that would address the root causes.. More

  • UN says record numbers dying to reach Europe

    More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives. The UNHCR said at least 348,000 people, including a growing number of asylum seekers, had taken to the seas worldwide since the beginning of the year. "Europe, facing.. More

  • Arkan's Balkan 'Tigers' escape accountability

    It was the afternoon of April 2, 1992, in Bijeljina, in eastern Bosnia - where Trbic was captured. The leader of the Serbian Volunteer Guard, known as the "Tigers", was sitting in an army truck loaded with weapons. Trbic recalls that through the night until dawn, he was beaten and tortured, sometimes in the presence of Arkan himself. "They.. More

  • Palestinians 'imprisoned' by Rafah closure

    Razan al-Halaqawi was too ill to spend weeks waiting for Egypt to open the Gaza Strip's main crossing in Rafah. The crossing has been closed to residents looking to exit Gaza since October 25; in the intervening days, Egypt has opened the crossing just once in one direction for two days, allowing Palestinians on its territory to return to their homes.. More

  • Anti-Arab incitement grips Israel

    As racially motivated attacks and growing incitement gripped Israel over the weekend, 23-year-old Waad Ghantous, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was not surprised at being verbally accosted in this mixed city, home to both Arabs and Jews on Israel's northern coast. "The racism is always present, but it's much worse now than usual," Ghantous,.. More