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Somalis caught in the crossfire
  In a refugee camp in northern Kenya, a 14-year-old Somali boy recounts the moment that his entire family were killed in Mogadishu.   "When I came home from the duksi [Qur'anic school] I found our house had been hit," he says.   "My mother and father were killed. I think my four... More
Apr 13, 2024
'The building of a steel wall is a new war on Gaza'
  Khaled Mishaal, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, stated Monday that the building of the steel wall on the Palestinian-Egyptian borders is a new war against Gaza people and their resistance.   In a televised statement, Mishaal recalled remarks made by UNRWA commissioner-general Karen Abu Zaid in which she described this... More
Apr 13, 2024
Hundreds of Iraqis "tortured" in newly revealed secret prison
  A secret prison has reportedly been discovered in Iraq under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's military office, where many were routinely tortured, a report said.   The prison emerged as Human rights officials learned of the facility in March from family members searching for missing relatives.   "Hundreds of Sunni... More
Apr 13, 2024
As Afghan civilian deaths rise, NATO says, 'Sorry.'
  In the Afghanistan war, NATO forces chief Gen. Stanley McChrystal publicly apologized Tuesday for 27 Afghan civilian deaths in a US airstrike. The coalition has begun saying 'sorry' more quickly to civilian deaths, as part of a new hearts and minds strategy.   In a video distributed Tuesday in Dari and... More
Apr 13, 2024
'Israel stripped body organs off Palestinians'
  An Israeli Knesset member says there is evidence showing that deceased Palestinians were stripped bare of their vital organs while in police custody in Tel Aviv.   Israeli politician and leader of the Arab nationalist party, Ahmad Tibi, said on Saturday that a medical institution in Israel harvested appendages from the... More
Apr 13, 2024
Iraq: Seven years of occupation
  By Raed Jarrar   On April 9, 2003, exactly seven years ago, Baghdad fell under the US-led occupation. Baghdad did not fall in 21 days, though; it fell after 13 years of wars, bombings and economic sanctions. Millions of Iraqis, including myself, watched our country die slowly before our eyes in... More
Apr 13, 2024
UN Report: 346 Afghan children killed in 2009, mostly by NATO
  Largest portion of killings came in air strikes.   When the record 2009 civilian death toll began to emerge, NATO was quick to brag that they had actually killed fewer civilians than the Taliban. This appears to be the case still, though UN reports suggested the difference wasn’t nearly as dramatic... More
Apr 13, 2024
Marjah civilians run out of food
  With a month of advance notice of the massive NATO invasion, Marjah’s civilian population had ample opportunity to slip away. But while a few thousand families managed to get out of the agricultural region, most stayed, apparently reassured by NATO’s urging to “stay put” through the offensive.   But those who... More
Apr 13, 2024
Two-thirds of boys in Afghan jails are brutalized
  Nearly two of every three male juveniles arrested in Afghanistan are physically abused, according to a study based on interviews with 40 percent of all those now incarcerated in the country’s juvenile justice system.   The study, carried out by U.S. defense attorney Kimberly Motley for the international children’s rights organization... More
Apr 13, 2024
Besieged Gazans seek escape through painkillers
  Abu Abdullah got hooked on painkillers after his house was destroyed and his 12-year-old daughter was killed by Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip at the turn of the year.   "I'm not an addict," said the 39-year-old father of five, who now lives in a cramped rented apartment in Gaza... More
Apr 13, 2024
14 Palestinian homes demolished in Jerusalem in November
  The Land Research Center (LRC) of the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem reported that the Israeli authorities conducted 187 violations against Jerusalem in November, and demolished 14 Palestinians homes in addition to issuing orders to demolish 170 homes.   The center prepares and publishes its reports in cooperation with the Civil... More
Apr 13, 2024
Israel is accused of waging covert war across the Middle
  Israel is waging a covert assassination campaign across the Middle East.   They are also suspected of recent killings in Dubai, Damascus and Beirut. While Israel’s Mossad spy agency has been suspected of staging assassinations across the world since the 1970s, it does not officially acknowledge or admit its activities.   The... More
Apr 13, 2024
British military intelligence 'ran renegade torture unit in Iraq'
  Fresh evidence has emerged that British military intelligence ran a secret operation in Iraq which authorized degrading and unlawful treatment of prisoners. Documents reveal that prisoners were kept hooded for long periods in intense heat and deprived of sleep by defense intelligence officers. They also reveal that officers running the... More
Apr 13, 2024
'They kept pumping bullets into us'
  The Iraqi government is under increasing pressure to aggressively pursue the prosecution of American military personnel accused of killing Iraqis.   The recent decision by Ricardo Urbina, a district judge, to dismiss charges against five security contractors accused of gunning down 17 Iraqis, including women and children, in September 2007 has... More
Apr 13, 2024
Displaced and desperate in Gaza
  One year has passed since the beginning of Operation Cast lead, Israel's 22-day military assault on the besieged Gaza Strip and suspended is a word that best describes daily life in the Strip; the internal reconciliation process, 'peace talks' with Israel, and most importantly, reconstruction being halted until further notice.... More
Apr 13, 2024
US-led invasion ‘bogged down’ in Marjah
  US forces continue to press forward in the Marjah region of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, but are said to be struggling mightily with home-made bombs and sniper fire, and were able to advance only 500 yards yesterday.   Despite the pretense that the battle is going “according to plans,” the promises of... More
Apr 13, 2024
'My Husband jailed for protesting Israel's wall'
  By Majida Abu Rahmah   On International Human Rights Day in 2008, my husband Abdallah Abu Rahmah was in Berlin receiving a medal from the World Association for Human Rights. Last year on the same day, 10 December, Abdallah was taken away at 2am by Israeli soldiers who broke into our... More
Apr 13, 2024
Trial exposes Turkey's 'deep state'
  Turkey has always been a country haunted by conspiracy theories – and not without reason.   Western powers nearly succeeded in dividing Turkey between themselves at the end of the Ottoman Empire ... and after the rise of the Soviet Union, new Nato member Turkey was on the frontline of the... More
Apr 13, 2024
'A prescription for civil war'
  Abu Abdullah has never been charged with a crime, but he has been arrested by Palestinian security forces so many times in the past two years that he has lost count.   He has been arrested at work, in the market, on the street, and, more than once, during violent raids... More
Apr 13, 2024
Israeli companies violate West Bank construction freeze
  Israeli building companies are trying to circumvent a construction freeze in West Bank settlements, sometimes by laying the foundations to new apartments after dark or during the weekend, an Israeli human rights organization said Monday.   Peace Now, which monitors settlement growth, said that violations of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 10-month... More
Apr 13, 2024
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