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SYRIA: Fearing Russian Air Strikes Islamic State Did Not Hold Friday Prayers In Mosques

SYRIA: Fearing Russian Air Strikes Islamic State Did Not Hold Friday Prayers In Mosques

Syrian activists say warplanes believed to be Russians have attacked a central town that was recently captured by the Islamic State group.

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YEMEN CRISIS: Anxiety, Frustration, Pain, Helplessness, Anger

YEMEN CRISIS: Anxiety, Frustration, Pain, Helplessness, Anger

Bombs fall from the sky, fierce battles play out on the ground, bringing along sickness, famine, lack of shelter. Civilians in Yemen deserve better.

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REFUGEE CRISIS: Winter May Exacerbates Refugees Treacherous Conditions

REFUGEE CRISIS: Winter May Exacerbates Refugees Treacherous Conditions

There is a feeling among aid workers the numbers who try this winter will be greater than in previous years due to despair at the situation in Syria.

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UK: David Cameron Had Backroom Talks With Saudi Arabia For Human Rights Council Place

UK: David Cameron Had Backroom Talks With Saudi Arabia For Human Rights Council Place

Cameron made a clandestine vote-trading deal with Saudi Arabia to enable both countries to secure a place in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

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RWANDA: Ignace Murwanashyaka Sentenced 13 Years By German Court For Abetting War Crimes

RWANDA: Ignace Murwanashyaka Sentenced 13 Years By German Court For Abetting War Crimes

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Bussingye cautiously welcomed Monday’s sentences. “It is a good step but it is a very small step.

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IRAQ: Iraqi Government, Russia, Iran, Syria Unite Against ISIS

IRAQ: Iraqi Government, Russia, Iran, Syria Unite Against ISIS

The announcement from Iraqi military cited “the increasing concern from Russia about thousands of Russian terrorists committing criminal acts within ISIS.”

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EUROPE: EU Leaders To Offer Money For Syria Refugees

EUROPE: EU Leaders To Offer Money For Syria Refugees

“Faced with a great challenge, it cannot be that Europe says ‘We can’t handle this’,” Angela Merkel said.

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GREECE: Dionysis Arvanitakis Feeds Thousand Refugees With Breads

GREECE: Dionysis Arvanitakis Feeds Thousand Refugees With Breads

“Where are the babies? Where are the babies?” asks 76-year-old Dionysis Arvanitakis as he hands out rolls of bread.

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HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orban Orders Army To Use Rubber Bullets, Stun Grenades, Tear Gas, Net Guns On Refugees

HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orban Orders Army To Use Rubber Bullets, Stun Grenades, Tear Gas, Net Guns On Refugees

Prime Minister Viktor Orban followed up the adverts with incendiary language, insisting that Europe’s borders are threatened by the refugees.

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AUSTRIA: Bernhard Egger-Sauer, Johann Steiner Offer Refugees Free Ride, Food, Clothes

AUSTRIA: Bernhard Egger-Sauer, Johann Steiner Offer Refugees Free Ride, Food, Clothes

“We used our own money to support them, to give them food and clothes and they could wash at our place,” says Johann Steiner.

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LEBANON: Schooling For Up To 100,000 Syrian Refugees Will Be Provided

LEBANON: Schooling For Up To 100,000 Syrian Refugees Will Be Provided

“A million and a half refugees for 4 million people in Lebanon – what do you think this has caused for us?” Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said.

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HUNGARY: Army, Police Given New Powers To Keep Refugees Out

HUNGARY: Army, Police Given New Powers To Keep Refugees Out

Prime Minister Viktor Orban: “They’re not just banging on the door, they’re breaking the door down on top of us,” the right-wing Orban told lawmakers.

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YEMEN: Houthis Flew U.S. And British Citizens Hostages To Oman

The three Westerners had been held by the Houthis since the early days of a Saudi-led military campaign in March.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Bombing Omani Ambassador’s Home In Sanaa Yemeni Capital

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Bombing Omani Ambassador’s Home In Sanaa Yemeni Capital

Omani foreign ministry summoned the Saudi ambassador in Muscat on Saturday and handed him a protest letter.

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EUROPE: In Pursuit Of Freedom, Refugees Now Caught In Border’s Crossfire

EUROPE: In Pursuit Of Freedom, Refugees Now Caught In Border’s Crossfire

And there is more bad news for refugees… Read full story.

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EUROPE: Croatia, Hungary Ugly Falling-Out Over Refugees Influx

EUROPE: Croatia, Hungary Ugly Falling-Out Over Refugees Influx

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic warns it was losing control. Read more about the Refugees.

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CROATIA: 17,000 Refugees Trapped In Their Quest For Freedom

CROATIA: 17,000 Refugees Trapped In Their Quest For Freedom

“Our smartphones aren’t working, so we don’t know exactly where we are or where we’re going,” said Bassam, 38, a lawyer from Aleppo, Syria. Read more.

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GERMANY: Oktoberfest Is Here. What To Do With Refugee Crisis?

GERMANY: Oktoberfest Is Here. What To Do With Refugee Crisis?

“Refugees from Muslim countries may not be used to seeing extremely drunk people in public,” Herrmann said. Read more.

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UK: Labour Will Not Campaign For EU Exit – Jeremy Corbyn

UK: Labour Will Not Campaign For EU Exit – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn: “I want to see a social Europe, a cohesive Europe, a coherent Europe, not a free market Europe.” Read more.

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YEMEN: Saudi-Led Coalition Bomb Yemen Rebels Near City Of Marib To Take Back Sanaa

YEMEN: Saudi-Led Coalition Bomb Yemen Rebels Near City Of Marib To Take Back Sanaa

The provincial capital itself is under control of loyalists to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Read more.

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