In an on-the-ground report from the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi – the birthplace of Libya’s uprising, and where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues died in an attack by Islamic extremists in 2012. In Yemen there used to be 20 hospitals in Taiz [continue reading].
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A Tale of Two Presidents’ Failures to Stop Terrorists. “Proceeding almost chronologically, the documentary details the transformation of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi from thug into jihadi leader, determined to erect an Islamic caliphate. “From the mistake-ridden [continue reading].
What happened to the water supply in Flint? The state of Michigan switched Flint’s water supply in 2011 from Lake Huron to the notoriously filthy Flint River. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to treat the corrosive water, and it ate into the [continue reading].
The onerous price tag for cancelling might help explain the resistance of the Liberal government to growing calls by critics to cancel the $14.8-billion contract reached by the Tories. The government of Canada would be on the hook for a multi-billion-dollar cancellation penalty [continue reading].
While reading The National’s article titled “After a year in Yemen, our resolve is firm”, I could not concentrate on the weak words, because the images of what the Yemen war and blockade looks like for the men, women, children and babies are far more powerful. [continue reading].
Iraq was a goddamn mess. The Iran-Iraq war destroyed the economy, killed boatloads of people and left people impoverished. The first Gulf War resulted in mass destruction and worse oppression (and more poverty). The 1990’s and its sanctions regime was devastating, with a [continue reading].
HBO describes Michael Ware’s film as “an illuminating window into the origins of a modern terrorist organization,” which is an apt characterization. Yet while watching it is no picnic due to the graphic nature of what’s on screen, “Only the Dead See the End of [continue reading].
We’ve all seen news reports of the migrant crisis and of course you watch with interest and sympathise with the mother with her infant, evidently struggling. We say ‘God, this is awful’ and then go and make a cuppa. I started off in Lesbos. When I arrived, the situation [continue reading].
Part two of this report focuses on the growing crisis of missing, trafficked and abused children around the world. While every country has a deep concern for vulnerable children, and many end up heinously abused, trafficked or killed; nonetheless there are countries where [continue reading].
The latest report on Iraq’s refugee crisis from International Organisation for Migrants (IOM) identified five-hundred and sixty-nine thousand, seven-hundred and twenty-two (569,722) families forced to flee their homes from January 1st 2014 to the 31st of March 2016; [continue reading].
Part one: takes a look at Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, if any. When the United States invaded Afghanistan, the liberation of Afghan women was used as a rallying cry to garner public support. After nearly 15 years at war, and hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars [continue reading].
Freed journalist Mohamed Fahmy cannot wait to return to Canada to thank those whose advocacy he says helped him secure the pardon granted Wednesday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “I really… can’t wait to show my wife what Canada’s all [continue reading].