(Middle East Eye) – US lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed a bill that denounces the killing of civilians in Yemen’s war, though language in an earlier version about cutting military support to the Saudi-led coalition was scrapped. The latest version of the bill, which was adopted in a 366-to-30 vote late on Monday, laid out the […]

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(Middle East Eye) – Teacher Khasem Abdali stands in front of a group of Iraqis, leading a self-improvement class in downtown Fallujah. “Why did Daesh kill barbers, musicians and singers?” he asks, refering to Islamic State. “Because Daesh’s version of Islam means killing, hatred and scorn for others, but our true Islam calls for peace, […]

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(Al Arabiya) – Children are the most vulnerable members of society and international institutions have taken many measures to enhance their security and welfare. In fact, November 20 is being celebrated as the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day. However, Iranian regime is one of the most heinous violators of children’s rights. Since the time it seized power […]

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(The National Interest) – In February, President Donald Trump identified human trafficking as a key issue of concern for U.S. domestic and foreign policies, and stated that his administration would make it a priority to stop the epidemic. Yet on September 30, President Trump waived nearly all sanctions that would prevent certain countries that use child […]

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(Vice) – A recent report by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Serbia details how child refugees are being abused by border force officials all along the Balkan Route. The Balkan Route is a path – popular with Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees – that runs from Turkey into Greece, Bulgaria, and north towards Germany. Last year, […]

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(NPR) – Months after Mosul was reclaimed from the Islamic State, the brutal acts committed during the militant group’s reign over the major Iraqi city are still coming into focus. That picture grew clearer Thursday, as two U.N. human rights agencies released a report on atrocities committed during ISIS’ final months in power. Link

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(NRC) – Fifteen-year-old Mahmoud Nafa sits in a tent in the Kilo 18 displacement camp in Anbar in western Iraq, with his six-month-old cousin in his lap. Surrounded by his family, it’s easy to see that they are close. The baby gurgles happily as Mahmoud smiles at him, masking the sorrow that hangs heavily in the […]

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(ICRC) – When fighting stops, there is so much to do. During the battle for Ramadi last year, the Al-Rajaa school for girls was on the front line. It suffered huge damage. The school director, Zainab Faisai, has worked there for 36 years, and she was one of the last to leave. Link

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