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  • Smuggled Syrian documents enough to indict Bashar al-Assad, say investigators

    May 13, 2015

    A three-year operation to smuggle official documents out of Syria has produced enough evidence to indict President Bashar al-Assad and 24 senior members of his regime, according to the findings of an international investigative commission.

    Source: The Guardian

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  • Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs

    May 12, 2015

    U.N. member states are meeting throughout the year to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The goals are supposed to be universal and aspire to “leave no one behind.”

    By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

    Source: IPS  news

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  • Guest Post: Iran’s Relief Ship and the Blockade of Yemen

    May 12, 2015

    Iran has announced that it will be sending a ship with humanitarian supplies to Yemen, departing the evening of May 10th. Many parts of the Yemeni conflict raise law of war questions, from the legality of the pan-Arab intervention to questions about the use of force and civilian casualties.

    By E. Kontorovich

    Source: Opinio Iuris

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  • After Ebola outbreak, expert panel urges ‘unified entity’ within UN health agency for emergency response

    May 12, 2015

    Independent experts tasked to assess the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa today said “at present, WHO does not have the operational capacity or culture to deliver a full emergency public health response” and urged investments by its member States to make it fit for purpose.

    Source: UN News [...]

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  • Migrant smuggling: What are the EU options?

    May 12, 2015

    I met “Majid,” a 34-year old Palestinian from Syria, along with his wife and their four-year old son, in December in Serbia where they had arrived after a three-month journey through Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, and Macedonia.

    By Emina Cerimovic

    Source: EU Observer

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  • Attacks spark education crisis in northern Cameroon

    May 12, 2015

    Tens of thousands of children in northern Cameroon, including many refugees from neighbouring Nigeria, are out of school because of cross-border attacks by Boko Haram. By Monde Kingsley Nfor Source: Irin News

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  • Latin America faces up to urban ‘war’

    May 12, 2015

    As political and business leaders flocked to the World Economic Forum on Latin America on Mexico’s palm-fringed Riviera Maya last week, military police were busy defending the country’s second city from a drug gang that had just brought down an army helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade.

    By A. Stillman

    Source: Irin news

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  • Assange appeal rejected by Sweden’s supreme court

    May 11, 2015

    4-1 decision means arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder over claims of rape and sexual assault will not be lifted, but dissenting justice gives legal team hope.

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  • Turkish ship attacked off Libya, third officer killed, several wounded

    May 11, 2015

    A Turkish dry cargo ship’s third officer was killed and several other crew members were wounded after the ship was shelled off the Libyan coast and attacked from the air, the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on May 11. Ankara has issued a diplomatic note in protest at the Libyan authorities, and the ship is returning to Turkey after asking for an escort, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News.

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  • Kerry, Seeking Answers on Conflict in Syria, to Meet With Putin

    May 11, 2015

    Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Russia on Monday to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin and discuss whether it is possible for the two sides to work together on a political solution for the conflict in Syria, American officials said.

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