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IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN 0

Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters late on Sunday.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes 0

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said (SOHR) said on Wednesday that the airstrikes targeted the village of al-Baruda, located about 15 kilometers west of the provincial capital city of Raqqah, leaving at least 16 civilians dead.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah 0

US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Civilians Killed By US Airstrike on Islamic State Poison Gas Depot: Report

SYRIA POLITICS: Civilians Killed By US Airstrike on Islamic State Poison Gas Depot: Report 0

SYRIA WAR: Hundreds of people have been killed when the so-called US-led coalition carried out an airstrike against a Daesh poison gas depot in Syria.

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KASHMIR POLITICS: 2 Civilians Killed in Protests Against Indian Rule

KASHMIR POLITICS: 2 Civilians Killed in Protests Against Indian Rule 0

Rivals India and Pakistan each administer part of Kashmir, but both claim the Himalayan territory in its entirety. Most people in the Indian-controlled portion favor independence or a merger with Pakistan.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul 0

Iraq War: American confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire 0

“I have 18 bodies I need to bury — my brother’s family,” Faisal Umm Tayran, 50, said matter-of-factly. “They’re just lying in the garden at the moment.”

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N. 0

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Wins Election

SOMALIA POLITICS: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Wins Election 0

“This is the beginning of unity for Somali nation, the beginning of the fight against Shabaab and corruption”, a triumphant Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Shoot Soldiers Who Rape Civilians: Salva Kiir

SOUTH SUDAN: Shoot Soldiers Who Rape Civilians: Salva Kiir 0

“Those doing unlawful acts, raping women and girls, this is not the policy of the government, the body of woman cannot be taken by force,” Salva Kiir said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: PPP Cautious On Reviving Military Courts For Civilians

PAKISTAN POLITICS: PPP Cautious On Reviving Military Courts For Civilians 0

“We are against any extension for military courts,” Senator Saeed Ghani of the leading opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said.

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YEMEN: Saudi Bombs Yemen, The Legal Blowback Worries US

YEMEN: Saudi Bombs Yemen, The Legal Blowback Worries US 0

Obama administration sold $1.3 billion arms to Saudi Arabia last year despite warnings from officials that United States could be implicated in war crimes.

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YEMEN: 9 Civilians Including 4 Children Killed In Airstrike

YEMEN: 9 Civilians Including 4 Children Killed In Airstrike 0

The Yemen conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, according to the United Nations, and displaced more than three million people.

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ETHIOPIA: Police Officers, Civilians Killed In Northern Ethiopia After Protests

ETHIOPIA: Police Officers, Civilians Killed In Northern Ethiopia After Protests 0

Violence erupted after army attempted to arrest several people in the city of Gondar.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Mass Graves Of Dead Civilians Discovered

SOUTH SUDAN: Mass Graves Of Dead Civilians Discovered 0

Mass graves have been discovered in South Sudan with evidence of horrific crimes against civilians including forced cannibalism.

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

YEMEN CRISIS: Anxiety, Frustration, Pain, Helplessness, Anger 0

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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