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Afghanistan's refugees: forty years of dispossession | Amnesty International

Afghanistan's refugees: forty years of dispossession | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-06-20 12:35

Afghanistan\'s refugees: forty years of dispossession | Amnesty International - Amnesty

KIHEP: 22 years of education for women in Hatay

ANF - 2019-07-16 11:07
Women's Human Rights-New Solutions Association has been providing training program for women for 22 years in Hatay. The program reached at least 15 thousand women. ...

Turkey’s opposition wins rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 00:23
ISTANBUL,— The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party’s 25-year hold on Turkey’s biggest city ...

Turkey among Europe's most flagrant offenders of media freedom

ANF - 2019-06-21 10:38
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Russia look likely to be among Europe’s most flagrant offenders of media freedom again in 2019. ...

Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BERLIN,— German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she opposes the creation of an independent Kurdish state, though, and supports the “territorial integrity of Iraq,” claiming it contributes to Middle Eastern stability, Germany’s Deutsche We ...

Making the Central African Republic’s Latest Peace Agreement Stick

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-18 23:09
A deal to end six years of war in the Central African Republic could come unglued if not strengthened. The government should hold signatory armed groups accountable to criteria for improved behaviour and back local peace initiatives. Neighbours should pu ...

Egypt’s Morsi buried east of Cairo amid tight security

Waar Media - 2019-06-18 11:28
WAAR_DUHOK Egypt’s first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was buried early Tuesday in the presence of only his family members and lawyers, said a source with his legal team. The former leader, who reportedly died from a heart attack Monday dur ...

Smithsonian Folkways Celebrates 50 Years Of Jazz Fest's Serendipity | WLRN

WLRN - 2019-06-17 00:29

Gorran’s participation in new Kurdistan govt does not mean ‘be silent’ about corruption: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers sh ...

Smithsonian Folkways Celebrates 50 Years Of Jazz Fest's Serendipity | KGOU

KGOU - 2019-06-13 22:40

Khamenei meeting with Japan’s Abe dashes hopes of US-Iran mediation

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
"I do not see the person of Trump worthy of exchanging any messages" ...

How Japan Can Help the U.S. De-escalate with Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-13 16:36
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Iran, President & CEO Robert Malley tells CNN Today that Japan has the capacity to mediate between the U.S. and Iran at a time of heightened tensions. ...

Hasankeyf Festival held after 3 years of silence

ANF - 2019-06-11 14:39
The festival promoted to commemorate Imam Abdullah was held in Hasankeyf for the first time after 3 years of silence. The festival issued a call to safe the historical site. ...

Biden team says Trump's taunts 'beneath dignity of the office'

BBC - 2019-05-29 02:27
The Biden camp accuses President Trump of siding "repeatedly with a murderous dictator". ...

Saturday Mothers: 24 years of fight for justice

ANF - 2019-05-25 14:35
Twenty-four years ago, the Saturday Mothers took to the streets for the first time in Istanbul to protest the enforced disappearance state practice. ...

Turkey: Constitutional Court ruling on Osman Kavala “rubs salt into the wound of injustice” | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-05-24 19:20

Kai Wiedenhofer's photo project "Forty out of one million": Giving victims a face and a voice -

Qantara - 2019-05-24 12:46