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The ''massacre'' in Central Africa

By Serhat Orakci / World Bulletin / 28 Feb 2014

The Central African Republic (CAR) has been in a political, religious and humanitarian crisis lately. All three dimensions of the crisis are growing steadily and the state of the country's affairs are getting complicated. As these three dimensions grow ever more complex, triggering each other mutually, the situation is becoming evermore dangerous.


Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly in ‘atrocious’ year for journalists

Source :  Al Arabiya News / 14 Feb 2014

Syria, Iraq and Egypt were the most deadly countries for journalists in 2013, which was described as an “absolutely atrocious” year for attacks on the media, a press freedom watchdog says.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said last year saw “a near record” of 211 journalists imprisoned and 70 killed because of their work, AP reported.

That was slightly fewer than in 2012, when 232 journalists were in jail and 72 were killed.


EU condemns Afghan law barring abused women from giving evidence

Source : Trust.org / 13 Feb 2014

The European Union (EU) has condemned a draft law recently approved by the Afghan parliament, saying it would deny justice to victims of domestic violence, forced marriage and child abuse.

New legislation that bars relatives from testifying against each other, making it virtually impossible for abused women and children to accuse a family member, is awaiting President Hamid Karzai’s signature. Unless he vetoes it within 15 days it automatically becomes law.


Women from poorer backgrounds are less subject to violence

Source : Khalid Al-Subiani / 4 June 2013

Women from poor backgrounds are less vulnerable to physical and verbal abuse, according to a study conducted by Salma Al-Harbi on 300 women between the ages of 30 and 34.

The study showed that women who come from poor families with an average monthly income between SR 1,000 and 1,999 are the least prone to abuse, followed by those who come from families earning between SR 4,000 and 4,999.


Iraq violence unabated; 460 killed in April

By AFP / 2 May 2013

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, killing 460 people according to AFP figures, as May started off with attacks that left 13 people dead yesterday, including six police and four anti-Qaeda fighters.


Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

By AP / 26 Mar 2013

Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar’s predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosques and burning dozens of homes despite government efforts to stem the nation’s latest outbreak of sectarian violence.


Rising violence against kids triggers call to ‘act’

By Marwa Haddad & Khadija Habib / 25 Feb 2013

Twelve children died as a result domestic violence in 2012, double the number from the previous year, according to Maha Al-Muneef, executive director of the National Family Safety Program (NFSP).

These cases are recorded at hospitals’ protection centers, she said recently on the sidelines of the celebrations of the World Thinking Day for Girl Guides and Scouts.


Islam And Tolerance

Source : Islamonline.com / 8 Feb 2013

Islam is a religion of peace – peace to humanity and one and all. It is a religion to lead mankind from the depths of darkness and ignorance towards the path of light and knowledge. The literal meaning of Islam, derived from the Arabic word Salaam, means peace. The word “Islam” has another root derivation – Slim – which means surrender or submission. In short, Islam means peace acquired by humans by submitting their will to the Will of Allah.


Anti-Muslim violence spiralling out of control in America

by Murtaza Hussain / 4 Jan 2013

On the evening of December 27, an Indian immigrant to America named Sunando Sen was pushed by a stranger onto the subway tracks in New York City and struck and killed by an oncoming train. Sen had called New York home for years, and after years of hard work and struggle had recently managed to achieve his lifelong goal of opening a small business of his own, a copy shop in Upper Manhattan.


On the killing of children and others, domestic and foreign

by Lawrence Davidson / 28 Dec 2012

Here is part of an Associated Press announcement appearing in U.S. papers on 20 December 2012: “Declaring the time for action overdue, President Obama promised on Wednesday [19 December] to send Congress broad proposals in January for tightening gun laws and curbing violence after last week’s schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut.”


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