An increasing number of women and children fleeing war and ISIS captivity are exhibiting lethargy and apathy with resemblance to depressive stupor or catatonia, in connection to traumatic events and reaction patterns involving “apathic introversion” or Resignation Syndrome [continue reading].
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With the Trump Administration in power an indisputable fact rings true – that history will repeat itself – often in the most terrifying violence and unspeakable inhumanity – we will find the cycle never-ending. And “Mark my words,” the Trump era [continue reading].
Thousands of children in Armenia are needlessly separated from their parents and placed in institutions due to disability or poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently provide community-based services and quality, inclusive [continue reading].
The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities [continue reading].
Pakistani authorities have carried out a campaign of abuses and threats to drive out nearly 600,000 Afghans since July 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The returnees include 365,000 registered refugees, making it the world’s largest mass forced return [continue reading].
NATO and its preemptive war on terrorists in the Middle East: just whose citizens are more important? I raise this question in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Karada, Iraq; in Nice, Paris; and in Munich, Germany; and now Manjib in Syria. The foreboding retribution will [continue reading].
Today media sources reported that the US will not pause airstrikes in Syria despite appeals from opposition activists after what appears to be the worst US-caused civilian casualty disaster of the war against the Islamic State. Anas Alabdah, president of the Syrian National [continue reading].
Today Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International sent a strong message to the United Nations, saying that “The United Nations General Assembly should immediately suspend Saudi Arabia’s membership rights on the UN Human Rights Council. “A two-thirds majority of [continue reading].
To give credit where it is due, the United Nations started out with the best of intentions; with a mission set forth to prevent another holocaust and other crimes against humanity. The time was the end of WWII, and the enormous task of convincing countries once at war to [continue reading].
Soldiers from the Republic of Congo killed at least 18 people, including women and children, between December 2013 and June 2015 while serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. A mass grave recently discovered near a peacekeeping base in Boali, and exhumed on [continue reading].
Inside the first-ever summit calling for an end to the “suicidal death pact between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.” Since Present Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with King Ibn Saud on Valentine’s Day 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship. For [continue reading].
Since November (2015), state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. Part of [continue reading].