by Reem Abd Ulhamid Around thirty minor refugees have been left in the dark regarding their future by French and British authorities. The refugees, mostly aged between 15- 17 years old, mainly from Sudan and Syria, have been transferred from the “Jungle” at Calais to a reception center in Chateauroux les Alpes. They are isolated […]
This, from today’s New York Times: Congressman proposes national surveillance effort like New York’s. Targeting Muslims? Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York, after meeting with the president-elect in Trump Tower, proposed that Mr. Trump adopt a national counterterrorism strategy based on the surveillance efforts of Ray Kelly, the former New York police commissioner. […]
Article of September 25, 2016 By Ben White Israeli settlements are always in the news – but what exactly are they, and what is their significance? Soon after Israel conquered the West Bank and Gaza Strip in June 1967, Israeli authorities began to establish civilian colonies – settlements – in the newly-occupied territory. Initially small in […]
What’s standing between Donald Trump and nuclear war? The main barriers to using nuclear weapons are psychological, not legal, The Verge by Rachel Becker Dec 11, 2016 When President-elect Donald Trump officially becomes the president of the United States in January, he will take complete control of America’s nuclear arsenal. Should he decide to start a nuclear war, there […]
Community members take part in a protest to demand stop hate crime during the funeral service of Imam Maulama Akonjee, and Thara Uddin in Queens New York – Two Muslim women working for authorities in New York suffered hate crimes just 36 hours apart, officials said Monday. A uniformed city transit employee was taken to […]
National Security Advisor-designate Michael T. Flynn is a lightning rod for controversies surrounding the Trump transition team. Yesterday, 53 advocacy groups released a joint statement urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his appointment of Flynn, describing him as a “completely inappropriate choice to serve in the most senior national security position in the White House.” […]
Activists in Aleppo province said that at least 67 civilians were killed and over 200 injured in relentless bombardment by the Assad regime forces on Aleppo and its countryside on Tuesday. The victims included 53 people who were killed in the besieged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. Rescue workers said that they managed to pull the […]
The Assad regime forces are arresting and forcibly conscripting civilians fleeing eastern Aleppo, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday. Relatives of detainees said that dozens of military-aged teachers, medics and aid workers have been rounded up and spirited away, as regime troops push further into the city. The brother of one of those detained told […]
A version of this article first appeared on The New Arab. It has since been updated with three case studies of Fisk’s journalistic malpractices.
The Syrian war has been deadly for healthcare services. Physicians for Human Rights (P4HR) has recorded 382 attacks on medical facilities of which 344 were carried out by the regime and Russia; they were also responsible for 703 of the 757 medical personnel killed in the war. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have both condemned their targeting of hospitals “as a strategy of war”.
In its report to the UN Human Rights Council last September, the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Syria wrote that the “pattern of attacks [by pro-regime forces], and in particular the repeated bombardments, strongly suggests that there has been deliberate and systematic targeting of hospitals and other medical facilities during this reporting period”.
The report adds: “Perhaps nowhere has the government assault on medical…
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The Israeli Ministry of Transportation ordered that an Israeli bus company stop broadcasting announcements in Arabic in the city of Beersheba. The Israeli Ministry of Transportation ordered that an Israeli bus company stop broadcasting announcements in Arabic in the city of Beersheba, a spokesperson for Dan Bus Company told Ma’an on Thursday. The spokesperson said […]