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Ten Things to Remember about Syria #mustread

By- Robin Yassin-Kassab I edited the Critical Muslim’s Syria issue, which includes excellent essays by Amal Hanano, Rasha Omran, Itab Azzam, Maysaloon, Malu Halasa, poetry by Golan Hajji, prose from Zakkariya Tamer, and much more. I contributed an essay on Syrian culture… Continue Reading →

Water is being used as a war of weapon in Syria and Iraq #GazaUnderAttack

Gaza faces acute water crisis amid air strikes by Israel Vani Manocha  Water is being used as a war of weapon in countries like Syria and Iraq The ongoing air strikes by Israeli warplanes for more than a week now… Continue Reading →

Iraq & Syria conflict not Shia-Sunni clash; requires political solution: Muslim leaders

By TCN News, Mumbai, June 23: Prominent social, educational, religious and human rights Muslim NGOs, based in Mumbai, strongly condemn the human rights abuses and unchecked killing spree of innocent people in Iraq and Syria, whether it is by the… Continue Reading →

Citizen journalism gets more stories out than traditional reporting in war-torn Syria

 June 16, 2014 London (16 June 2014). Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria, which are difficult for traditional media to reach during the conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine. It… Continue Reading →

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS A US… Continue Reading →

Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

The Huffington Post  | by  Mallika Rao Every so often, the same mysterious image seems to pop up on the internet. The black-and-white portrait looks to be at least a hundred years old, and yet, it is of an Indian woman, a Japanese… Continue Reading →

Family of ‘murdered’ doctor Abbas Khan fight for return of his body from Syria

Relatives criticise Foreign Office for lack of action PAUL GALLAGHER  Wednesday 18 December 2013 The family of Abbas Khan demanded the immediate return home of his body on Wednesday as relatives of the “murdered” doctor criticised the UK Government for… Continue Reading →

British volunteer surgeon Abbas Khan found dead in Syria #WTFnews

Dr Abbas Khan, from south London has died in custody in Syria, according to family members British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan, imprisoned in Syria for over a year, has died in detention, his family has told the BBC By Alex Spillius, and… Continue Reading →

Foreign doctors raise alarm over Syrian birth defects #healthcare

The newly appointed International President of Médecins Sans Frontières has described the number of birth deformities as ‘shocking’ RICHARD HALL  Tuesday 03 December 2013 280 PRINT A A A Doctors working inside Syria are witnessing a “shocking” number of babies being born… Continue Reading →

Syrian Women Exit Jordan in Search of Missing Men

RABAA SARHAN, Jordan (WOMENSENEWS)–In the middle of the night, with just a few belongings, hundreds of Syrian refugees brace themselves for a quick journey to a dramatically different reality. From a base in Jordan’s Rabaa Sarhan, just a few miles… Continue Reading →

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