Middle East

04.09.2016

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Human Wrongs Watch By UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)* The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year, has created extremely high unemployment and aid dependency rates in Gaza: in 2016, over 80 per cent of the population depend… »

25.08.2016

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

The Three Patriarchs residing in Damascus: His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and… »

23.08.2016

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Supporters of Celtic football club known as The Green Brigade raised more than £110,000 (US$144,000) and counting, as of Tuesday afternoon, in reaction to a fine from the sport’s European governing body UEFA over a Palestinian flag-waving incident last week. Disciplinary proceedings against the UK club started after numerous fans… »

22.08.2016

2017 International Year to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine?

2017 International Year to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine?

By J Nastranis for InDepthNews. The UN General Assembly is coming under strong pressure to declare 2017 as the International Year to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine, particularly in the aftermath of the July 2016 report by the Middle East Quartet – comprising the United States, Russia, the European Union… »

22.08.2016

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian refugee crisis including those internally displaced, those in neighbouring countries and the few who have made it to other shores is the biggest civilian tragedy since WWII. And yet there is a paralysis in ordinary people who would like to help but feel unable to, mainly because News… »

19.08.2016

Why Is Global Community Ignoring Slaughter of Yemeni Children?

Why Is Global Community Ignoring Slaughter of Yemeni Children?

Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Shakdam* 14 August 2016 (RT) – Following 18 months of violence, engineered starvation and a blatant media blackout, Yemen’s suffering has risen to the surface – one hot bubbling shame, the one conflict few have dared discuss for fear of financial repercussions. I realize… »

19.08.2016

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was evacuating its staff from Yemen following an air strike that killed 19 people at a clinic. The Saudi-led coalition expressed regret and proposed a meeting with the charity. MSF said it was withdrawing its staff from hospitals it supports in volatile northern… »

17.08.2016

The Future Belongs to the Optimists

The Future Belongs to the Optimists

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom IF I were a cartoonist, I would draw Israel as a length of hose pipe. At one end, Jews are flowing in, encouraged by anti-Semites and a large Zionist apparatus. At the other end, young disappointed Israelis… »

12.08.2016

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Author William Hanna agreed to review this book on Female Genital Mutilation not because he is an authority on the subject, but because — having lived and travelled in Africa and the Middle East — he had become vaguely aware of the procedure which can only be described as a barbaric… »

11.08.2016

Journalism and Feminism

Journalism and Feminism

Sarah Aziza: on Journalism and Feminism By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. Here is my interview with the feminist journalist Sarah Aziza. A couple of days ago, ProMosaik published her article about the important Twitter campaign Can you Hear Us Now.  I think that we need more feminist… »

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