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 Fraser Institute: Canada ranks 6th on freedom index


  A new study  suggests Canada ranks 6th  out of 152 countries when it comes to human freedom while  US is 20th. The study  is a joint project of the Fraser Institute, the Liberales Institut of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for .Freedom (Germany), and the Cato Institute (United States) .it  used 76 indicators of personal, civil and economic freedoms. Hong …

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ICRC ‘Worried’ at Abandoned Corpses in Yemen War

Staff from the ICRC and the Yemeni Red Crescent Society (YRCS) help to collect and transport the bodies of people who died due to fighting. / CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/O. Chassot

  On Tuesday , International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said  that it was “extremely concerned” by a growing number of corpses abandoned in the war zones in Yemen. Nourane Houas,the head of the ICRC’s Protection Department in Yemen said “With the escalation of the fighting, more casualties are being left behind owing to the increased danger associated with …

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Yemen Alert: Seize the Chance to End the Conflict

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Crisis Group International : The military tide has turned against Huthi fighters in Yemen. Emboldened by recent gains, the Saudi-led coalition has started to push into the centre of the country from Aden, the southern port city taken in mid-July, and may even attempt to capture the capital, Sanaa, further north. To avoid a new and potentially more deadly phase …

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Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’  


By : Ramzy Baroud As much of the Middle East sinks deeper into division between competing political camps, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (‘IS’) continues its unhindered march towards a twisted version of a Muslim caliphate. Many thousands have lost their lives, some in the most torturous ways, so that ‘IS’ may realize its nightmarish dream. Of course, violence meted out …

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Yemen: Coalition Strikes on Residence Apparent War Crime

Men dig through rubble at a residential compound housing employees of the Mokha Steam Power Plant and their families that was struck by six bombs dropped by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition, killing 57 people in Mokha, Yemen on July 24, 2015.  © 2015 Ole Solvang/Human Rights Watch

Need UN Inquiry Into Unlawful Attacks by Warring Parties Human Rights Watch (Sanaa) – Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least 65 civilians, including 10 children, and wounded dozens in the Yemeni port city of Mokha on July 24, 2015, are an apparent war crime. Starting between 9:30 and 10 p.m., coalition airplanes repeatedly struck two residential compounds of the …

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No ‘Crisis in Islam’: Just Apathy of So-called ‘Historians’


By Ramzy Baroud On the “BBC This Week” program, historian Tom Holland labored to counter the argument that the so-called Islamic State should not be labeled as such: “The Islamic State”. Holland’s logic in the program seemed more philosophical, concerned with dialectic and logic of language, and hardly situated in any proper historical context. His comments were in response to …

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Yemen: Unlawful Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Civilians

Rubble from a residential house in Saada City. An airstrike almost completely destroyed the house on May 5, 2015, killing 27 members of one family. © 2015 Ole Solvang/Human Rights Watch

Coalition Forces Bomb Houses, Markets in Saada City By : Human Rights Watch  Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have carried out airstrikes killing dozens of civilians in Saada City, in northern Yemen, since April 2015 in apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The coalition should investigate all alleged laws-of-war violations and …

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 UNHCR : Syria is the world’s biggest source of refugees 

(info graph from UNHCR facebook page)

On Thursday, the UNHCR released its latest report ” The UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report: World at War”.  it said that worldwide displacement was at the highest level ever recorded. And the number of people who forced to displaced at 2014 rose to 59.5 million compared to 51.2 million a year earlier. It also showed that over half the world’s …

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‘I Can’t Believe I’ve Lost My Family’

A man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Human Rights Watch By: Belkis Wille Walid al-Ibbi, 35, a barber from Saada city in northwest Yemen, is one of only four members of his family left alive. A few days ago, he sat with me in a garden in Sanaa, the capital, sharing pictures of his late wife and daughters. Over and over he repeated the words, “I can’t believe …

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The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?


By Ramzy Baroud To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen was a ‘failure’ is an understatement. It implies that the US had at least attempted to succeed. But ‘succeed’ at what? The US drone war had no other objective aside from celebrating the elimination of whomever the US hit list designates as terrorist. But now that a civil …

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