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Turkish President Erdogan Insists Jailed Journalists are Terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:00pm 9/21/2017 at 3:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is back in America (Remember the last time he came? His bodyguards attacked people). He spoke at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum where he insisted the journalists Turkish authorities jailed after a failed “coup” are terrorists. From Quartz:

Turkish president Recep Erdogan surreally explained to an audience...

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Pence Urges UN Action to End Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00pm 9/21/2017 at 12:00pm
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed the UN Security Council on Wednesday over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority. Violence against the Rohingya have forced more than 421,000 to flee to Bangladesh.

Pence had some strong words for the Myanmar government and the UN. From Yahoo! News:

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State Dept. Announces $32 Million in Aid for Rohingya Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/20/2017 at 3:30pm
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I have been documenting the horrors the Rohingya minority are facing in Myanmar and...

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Aung San Suu Kyi has No Idea Why Rohingya Minority Have Fled Myanmar

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:00pm 9/19/2017 at 9:00pm
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For almost a year, the Myanmar army has conducted “clearance operations” in Rokhine state against the Muslim Rohingya minority. 417,000 of those who survived have fled to Bangladesh, telling stories of rape and murder in their villages. The UN and human rights groups

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Rohingya Refugees Tell Stories of Rape, Murder Committed by Myanmar Army

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:30pm 9/16/2017 at 6:30pm
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I’ve been documenting the horrors that the Rohingya people have endured at the hands of the Myanmar army. This Muslim minority has faced oppression for decades, but the battle to liquidate them has spiked this year. Those who have managed to escape have fled to Bangladesh and have started to speak...

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Myanmar Officials Admit Army Targeted, Cleared Rohingya Villages

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/14/2017 at 5:30pm
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Myanmar government officials have confirmed that the army targeted Rohingya villages in Rakhine state, leaving 40% emptied as of now. From The Guardian:

Of 471 villages targeted in “clearance operations” by the Burmese army since late August, 176 were now empty and at least 34 others partially abandoned, Zaw...

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Saudi Arabia Executed Over 150 People in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Okay, everyone in the world. Keep criticizing the United States over human rights abuses. I’ll just show you another brutal and bloody year in Saudi Arabia at the hands of the kingdom for breaking

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Turkey: Hospitals, Schools, Unions Among Those Shut-down By Erdogan Crack-down

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 7/23/2016 at 12:30pm

As Mary noted when she wrote about Erdogan’s issuance of a three-month state of emergency, the purges have indeed continued and dramatically expanded beyond their initial scope: “What began as an effort to root out members of the military and security forces directly involved in the July 15 coup attempt has been...

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm

The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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Saudi Arabia Blackmails UN Over Children’s Rights Abuse List

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/8/2016 at 1:00pm

The United Nations has shown they care more about money than children’s rights as they removed Saudi Arabia from a list of countries who committed atrocities in Yemen.

The kingdom threatened to pull money from numerous UN programs if they remained on the list. UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon immediately gave into...

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Mississippi Woman Sues for Right to Own and Eat Placenta

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:30pm 6/1/2016 at 6:30pm

So, this is pretty gross, but to each her own (placenta smoothie). ::shudders::

After extensive research, pregnant Jordan Thiering decided she wanted to take the afterbirth (placenta) and whip it up in a smoothie. When she talked to her OBGYN, she was told to check with the delivering hospital. The hospital told...

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Report: Mustard Gas Used in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:15pm 11/5/2015 at 4:15pm

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has concluded that mustard gas was used during a late-August attack on the Syrian town of Marea. The chemical weapon was detected during a battle between Islamic State insurgents and rebel fighters just north of the ISIS stronghold in Aleppo. OPCW’s confidential...

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Unseen: Exploited and enslaved Indian workers in Gulf States

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1:48pm 9/15/2015 at 1:48pm
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Recently, refusing to take any Syrian refugees, Fahad Alshalami, a senior official of Kuwait explained to the media that “it is not right for us [Kuwait and other Gulf States] to accept a people that are different from us. We don’t want people that suffer from internal stress and trauma in...

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Carly Fiorina On the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:15pm 9/8/2015 at 1:15pm

The 2016 Presidential candidates from both parties are giving only sporadic attention to the refugee crisis currently gripping most of Europe. Hillary Clinton has been relatively quiet, aside from comments stipulating a need for the “entire world” to play a part. Democrat hopeful Martin O’Malley has been a bit more vocal,...

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REPORT: High-ranking Amnesty International employee linked to Hamas, terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:30am 8/20/2015 at 8:30am

A report from the London Times has revealed that a senior employee of Amnesty International failed to disclose ties to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the greater global Islamist network.

Yasmin Hussein, 51, was until recently head of Amnesty’s international advocacy division, and played an active role in the charity’s advocacy...

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State Department Plays Politics, Manipulates Human Trafficking Report

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:48pm 8/5/2015 at 2:48pm

The US State Department has problems.

Whether we’re talking about major, deadly problems like the Benghazi scandal, or their mere inability to keep it together for a press conference, you can always count on State to show time and again what it means to achieve mediocrity at the highest levels.

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