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TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.

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TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has underlined its resolve to use all the existing democratic channels to ensure a rerun of the controversial referendum on the country’s constitutional reform.

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ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission presented its findings and acknowledged that security forces had taken disproportionate measures in some areas.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes

Simone Gbagbo had already been tried and convicted in March 2015 of offences against the state and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a jail term that was upheld on appeal this month.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Resume Withdrawal From Last Homs Bastion

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Resume Withdrawal From Last Homs Bastion

Syria Rebels News: Between 10,000-15,000 rebels and civilians were expected to leave in weekly batches, the Observatory and opposition activists have said.

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WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Allies Cut Off Islamic State Supply Route Near al-Bab: Monitor

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Allies Cut Off Islamic State Supply Route Near al-Bab: Monitor

Syrian army’s advance towards al-Bab risks triggering a confrontation with the Turkish military and its allies, groups fighting under the Free Syria Army banner, which have been waging their own campaign to take the city.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

The army and the Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim militia Hezbollah gained complete control of the town of Baseimah, taking them close to Ain al-Fija where the water springs are located.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuations Face Delays, Government And Opposition Blame Each Other

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuations Face Delays, Government And Opposition Blame Each Other

Syrian activists say the last evacuations of rebels and civilians from the northern city of Aleppo are being held up, while the government and opposition blame each other for the delay.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District, Rebels Fight On

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District, Rebels Fight On

A Syrian military source said the army and allied forces were in complete control of the area and surrounding hills.

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SYRIA: Rebels Launch Aleppo Counter-Attack To Break Siege

SYRIA: Rebels Launch Aleppo Counter-Attack To Break Siege

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 15 civilians had been killed and 100 wounded by rebel shelling of government-held western Aleppo.

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AUSTRALIA: Christopher Pyne Slams Gillian Triggs

AUSTRALIA: Christopher Pyne Slams Gillian Triggs

“The human rights commissioner and her position, or his position, should be above politics,” said Pyne, who is also minister for defence.

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AUSTRALIA: Terrorists To Be Jailed Indefinitely

AUSTRALIA: Terrorists To Be Jailed Indefinitely

The changes are almost certain to be enacted. Both major political parties at the state and federal level have already agreed.

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ETHIOPIA: Feyisa Lelisa Ethiopian Runner Urges US Lawmakers To Tackle Human Rights Issues In Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: Feyisa Lelisa Ethiopian Runner Urges US Lawmakers To Tackle Human Rights Issues In Ethiopia

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa says: Ethiopian people are “peace-loving, but they have been denied peace for a very long time.”

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INDIA: Ban Sharia Courts, Stop Inequality – MWQE Urges

INDIA: Ban Sharia Courts, Stop Inequality – MWQE Urges

Supreme Court rejected a previous petition seeking to ban Sharia courts two years ago, but stressed that they had no legal powers over Muslims and their decisions could not be enforced.

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PHILIPPINE: Duterte To Obama: Listen To Me On Human Rights

PHILIPPINE: Duterte To Obama: Listen To Me On Human Rights

Duterte: “They must understand the problem before we talk about human rights. I would insist, listen to me: this is what the problem is, then we can talk.”

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HUNGARY: Gyorgy Schopflin Says Pigs’ Heads Would Stop Migrants At Border Fence

HUNGARY: Gyorgy Schopflin Says Pigs’ Heads Would Stop Migrants At Border Fence

Human images are haram,” Gyorgy Schopflin said, referring to forbidden acts under Islam. “But agree, pig’s head would deter more effectively.”

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PHILIPPINE: Duterte: ‘I Don’t Care About Human Rights, Believe Me’

PHILIPPINE: Duterte: ‘I Don’t Care About Human Rights, Believe Me’

About 800 people have been killed since Duterte won a landslide election in May, according to reports by the local press, which has been tracking reports of extra-judicial killings.

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CANADA: Philippe Couillard Slammed By Amnesty On Mexican Human Rights Comment

CANADA: Philippe Couillard Slammed By Amnesty On Mexican Human Rights Comment

“I beg to differ (that) Mexico is going in the right direction,” Perseo Quiroz, Amnesty’s executive director in Mexico, told The Canadian Press.

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