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  • War, hunger, extremism will intensify in 2018: Report

    11/30/2017 1:40:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 30, 2017 | By MORGAN WINSOR
    War, hunger and extremist violence around the world will intensify next year, a Geneva-based think-tank predicted in a new report. The report published Thursday by ACAPS, a nonprofit that supports the global humanitarian sector with daily monitoring and analysis of 150 nations, examined the current humanitarian crises in 18 countries and the anticipated corresponding needs for 2018. The findings were grim. "If 2017 did not look good, predictions for 2018 are no better: violence and insecurity are likely to deteriorate in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Ethiopia, Mali, Somalia and Syria next year," ACAPS director Lars Peter Nissen wrote...
  • Syrian Alawites horrified by rising death toll

    02/12/2015 9:06:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    TARTUS, Syria — There are no official statistics regarding the number of Alawites who have lost their lives since the peaceful protests in Syria turned into an armed sectarian conflict in many areas of the country. Human rights organizations are not counting the victims in Syria on a sectarian basis. However, in statistics published July 12, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that 65,803 people from the ranks of the Syrian regime forces and armed groups loyal to it have died. It is likely that the vast majority of the dead are Alawites, especially among the militias fighting alongside...
  • Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine

    04/11/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04.11.14 | Hazir Reka
    The commander of NATO is insisting that the West do more to protect Ukraine from a possible Russian invasion. But the Obama administration has other plans. Late last month, as the world was still reeling from Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO was warning Congress that Moscow was preparing to make another move. During classified briefings on March 26 and March 27, Gen. Philip Breedlove painted for members of the House Armed Services Committee a bleak picture of Russia’s actions—and warned that the United States was not taking steps it could to help Ukraine better defend...
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • 11-year-old played dead to survive Syria massacre

    05/31/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother's blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.
  • Syria Security Forces 'Open Fire At Kurd's Funeral' [14 Killed by Butcher of Damascus]

    10/08/2011 6:27:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 08, 2011
    Syria Security Forces 'Open Fire At Kurd's Funeral' At least 14 people have been killed in Syria after security forces opened fire on mourners as they attended funerals of people who died on Friday. Six were killed in the north as they attended the funeral of a prominent Syrian Kurdish opposition figure. Mishaal al-Tammo was shot dead by masked gunmen in a targeted killing. About 50,000 people attended the funeral in his home town of Qamishli, which turned into a protest against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The BBC's Jim Muir in Beirut says that it was probably the...
  • George Clooney meets with Obama and Biden about Darfur (Barf)

    02/24/2009 12:28:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 15 replies · 367+ views
    Celebitchy ^ | 2-24-09
    George Clooney got a White House invitation last night. Clooney met with both President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the ongoing genocide in Darfur. The Fox News guys are probably hyperventilating right about now. Clooney just got back from a trip to the Sudan-Chad border, where there’s still on-going debate as to his security detail and whether he was traveling officially as a UN Messenger of Peace.
  • President Obama leads US drive to topple Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe

    01/27/2009 5:24:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Tim Reid and Jonathan Clayton
    President Obama wants a fresh approach to toppling Robert Mugabe and is discussing with aides an unprecedented, US-led diplomatic push to get tough new UN sanctions imposed against the Zimbabwe regime, The Times has learned. During talks Mr Obama has had with his top Africa advisers in recent weeks, the central idea they focused on was taking the issue of Zimbabwe before the UN Security Council, but for the first time to combine such a move with an intense diplomatic effort to persuade Russia and China not to block the initiative. According to a senior aide present at the discussions,...
  • UN: Myanmar forcing cyclone survivors out of camps (Is it time to pUNt'a the junta yet?)

    05/30/2008 1:54:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 610+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/08 | AP
    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military government is forcing cyclone victims out of refugee camps and "dumping" them near their devastated villages with virtually no aid supplies, U.N. and church officials said Friday. Eight camps set up by the junta for homeless victims in the Irrawaddy delta town of Bogalay were "totally empty" as the clear-out continued, said Teh Tai Ring of UNICEF, speaking at a meeting of U.N. and private aid agency workers discussing water and sanitation issues. "The government is moving people unannounced," he said, adding that authorities were "dumping people in the approximate location of the villages, basically...
  • African Inflation Could Cause "Humanitarian Tsunami"

    04/09/2008 7:09:06 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 169+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-8-2008
    African inflation could cause "humanitarian tsunami" Brussels Tue Apr 8, 10:02 AM ETAFP/File Photo: People shop for groceries at a supermarket in the Borrowdale Brooke suburb in Harare. Soaring... BRUSSELS (AFP) - Soaring prices of basic foodstuffs could cause a "humanitarian tsunami" in Africa, EU Development Commissioner Louis Michel warned Tuesday. "A world food crisis is emerging, less visible than the oil (price) crisis, but with the potential effect of real economic and humanitarian tsunami in Africa," Michel said in a statement after a meeting with African Union Commission chief Jean Ping. Ping said the soaring prices represented a "major...
  • Thousands dead in the massacre of the monks

    09/30/2007 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 121 replies · 863+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 30, 2007
    Thousands dead in the massacre of the monksLast updated at 01:05am on 1st October 2007 Comments Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma's ruling junta has revealed. The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: 'Many more people have been killed in recent days than you've heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand.' Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has failed, said he fled when he was ordered...
  • New World Disorder

    07/05/2006 6:02:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 593+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | July 3, 2006 | Alan Dowd
    The Fund for Peace recently released its second annual report on countries at risk of devolving into anarchy, civil war, chaos, and collapse. Dubbed the “Failed States Index,” the listing rates more than 140 countries based on 12 key indicators. The first edition of the FSI was released last summer in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine. Although it garnered little fanfare in major U.S. media outlets, Americans should take notice of the countries at the top—or bottom, rather—of the FSI. After all, this is where much of America’s blood and treasure is being spent. The FSI’s 12-part formula for failure...
  • Bush on Foxnews Right Now

    05/08/2006 8:59:24 AM PDT · by rodeocowboy · 36 replies · 1,586+ views
    Bush is on Fox News Channel right now giving a report on Sudan. He declaired that genocide is happening at this time. Taking no questions. Will fill in more.
  • Rich Lowry: Multilateralism Kills - Sudan highlights America's unique role

    05/02/2006 12:23:18 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 12 replies · 501+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 02, 2006 | Rich Lowry
    Outraged human-rights activists rightly say “never again” as they urge action to stop the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. But the world is perfectly content with “again.” It is heartening to see left-wing celebrities like George Clooney, who headlined a Darfur protest in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, publicize the cause. But it would be even better if they realized that, in this context, multilateralism kills.On Darfur, the “international community” offers only bad faith, selfish business deals, absurd political pandering, and moral obtuseness. With any truly nettlesome international issue, it is almost always thus, which is why the...
  • Milosevic trial nears fourth year

    10/19/2005 4:35:16 PM PDT · by joan · 44 replies · 946+ views
    Pittsburgh post-gazette ^ | October 19, 2005
    Complexity of war crimes case against ex-Yugoslav president convinced Iraqi prosecutors to condense Saddam charges THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Three years and eight months into the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, the courtroom still crackles with explosive outbursts. ...The prosecution of Mr. Milosevic and 125 other people by the 12-year-old tribunal is creating a body of law that many legal experts say will serve as a guide for future war crimes tribunals worldwide. Iraqi judges and officials from war crimes tribunals newly established in Africa and the Balkans have consulted court officials recently.
  • Ukrainian PM Blames Russia for Oil Woes

    05/14/2005 10:49:15 AM PDT · by Destro · 47 replies · 554+ views ^ | 05.14.2005, 12:02 PM | Associated Press
    Associated Press Ukrainian PM Blames Russia for Oil Woes 05.14.2005, 12:02 PM Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday accused Russia of suspending oil deliveries to Ukraine, and gas stations throughout this ex-Soviet republic began running out of fuel. "Oil deliveries to Ukraine are being deliberately stopped even though all contracts have been paid for," Tymoshenko said after a Cabinet meeting Saturday. Tymoshenko said that "for five days, no oil was pumped at all, even though we have all the necessary agreements." The allegations are just the latest charges the Ukrainian government has lobbed against Russian oil companies, which supply 80...
  • Report: Almost 11 Million Children in Developing Countries Die Before Age 5

    04/17/2005 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 681+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2005 | Harry Dunphy
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Almost 11 million children in developing countries die each year before the age of 5, most of them from causes that are preventable in wealthier countries, the World Bank said in a report released Sunday. The causes include acute respiratory infection, diarrhea, measles and malaria, which together account for 48 percent of child deaths in the developing world, according to the report -called World Development Indicators. "Rapid improvement before 1990 gave hope that mortality rates for infants and children would be cut by two-thirds in the following 25 years," the report said. "But progress slowed almost everywhere...