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Putin has highest rating in last few years

Source : ITAR-TASS / 13 Mar 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rating is at its highest in the last few years, results of a sociological survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) made public on Thursday suggested.

 

12,813 women killed in Syria in three years

Source : AA / 10 Mar 2014

At least 12,813 women were killed by attacks carried out by the Syrian regime during the civil war in Syria in the last three years, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

The organization issued a report, entitled "Syrian women, truth and pain" to commemorate International Women's Day.

 

Myanmar anti-Muslim rhetoric similar to Sri Lankan

Source : World Bulletin / 10 Mar 2014

The anti-Muslim rhetoric of Sri Lanka is similar to that of Myanmar, an international panel of experts at a conference on violence in the two countries concluded this week.

Although no one has died in anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka, speakers at the March 6 discussion said that the language of hatred is similar to that in Myanmar where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are reported to have lost their lives.

 

Europe's Muslim population expected to rise by third by 2030

Source : Agencies / 07 Mar 2014

According to the Pew Islam is growing about 2.9% per year. This is faster than the total world population which increases about 2.3% annually. The world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35% in the next 20 years. In mid 2010 the Pew forum estimated that there were 1.57 billion Muslims in the world. This represents 22% of the world’s population.

 

Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

Source : Reuters / 07 Mar 2014

Human traffickers have kept hundreds of Rohingya Muslims captive in houses in northern Malaysia, beating them, depriving them of food, and demanding a ransom from their families, according to detailed accounts by the victims.

 

Four in 10 South Sudanese need aid but violence blocks access - U.N.

By Katy Migiro / Trust.org / 06 Mar 2014

More than 40 percent of South Sudan’s population need emergency assistance such as food or water, the U.N. said, but ongoing battles mean only a minority are within reach.

The conflict in the world's youngest country erupted late last year between troops backing President Salva Kiir and soldiers loyal to his sacked vice president Riek Machar. Thousands of civilians have been killed in the violence in the oil-producing nation.

 

One third of EU women suffered abuse in lifetime: Study

Source : Presstv / 06 Mar 2014

A new study reveals that one in every three women in the European Union (EU) countries has experienced at least one physical or sexual assault since the age of fifteen.

The Violence Against Women report by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), released on Wednesday, shows that some 33 percent of women living across the 28-nation bloc, equating to 62 million people, have been a victim of violence during their lifetime.

 

Israeli settlement construction doubles in 2013

Source: Al Jazeera and Agencies / 05 Mar 2014

The number of Israeli settlements being started in the West Bank more than doubled during 2013, the Israel central bureau of statistics has said.

The bureau said work began on 2,534 new housing units in the settlements in 2013, compared to 1,133 in 2012.

 

Study: one in five UK veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan turn to alcohol

Source : Al Arabiya / 03 Mar 2014

Around 33,000 British men and women who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are turning to alcohol to cope with combat-related stress, according to a recent study by UK researchers.

The statistic means that one in five formerly deployed military personnel are drinking at “harmful levels,” British newspaper the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.

 

Iraq death toll exceeds 700 in February: U.N.

Source : Reuters / 03 Mar 2014

More than 700 people died in violence in Iraq in February, not including nearly 300 reported deaths in western Anbar province, where security forces have been battling Sunni Muslim rebels since January, the United Nations said on Saturday.

The world body said local authorities had recorded 298 civilian deaths in Anbar, but that it could not confirm the figures independently due to the chaos in the desert region.

 
 

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