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  • 2016 'deadliest year' for West Bank children in decade

    Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defense for Children International (DCI) has said. The organization’s chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016.. More

  • Lost at sea: The search for missing refugees

    The last time Gholam saw his wife and two children was in the brief moment before a high wave split their boat in half and catapulted the dozens of people on board towards the sea. In the chaos of October 16, 2015, Gholam, an Afghan refugee from Kabul, held his eldest son's head above water so that he could breathe. But overcome by rough winds and.. More

  • Myanmar's Israeli strategy over Malaysian aid flotilla

    A Malaysian flotilla transporting aid for Rohingya Muslims may be turned back by force if it enters Myanmar waters without official approval, according to local media. Irrawaddy online magazine reported the president's office as warning Malaysian NGOs not to deliberately fuel flames sparked by ongoing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, emphasizing.. More

  • Muslim Minority in Liberia

    Liberia was formed through the efforts of emancipation associations and societies, especially the American Colonization Society (ACS). This society was established in the United States in the early nineteenth century when the idea of finding a homeland for the freed slaves in their country of origin, i.e. in Africa, evolved. Their aim was to find them.. More

  • The long road to rebuilding Gaza

    More than two years after the 2014 war, displaced citizens are still struggling to survive. Samia Qudaih and her husband, Mohammed Baraka, have been struggling to survive with their son and five daughters in the al-Zanah area of Gaza, east of Khan Younis, for the past two years. In preparation for winter, they covered their caravan with nylon. "We're.. More

  • The Muslim Minority in Japan

    Japan lies to the East of the Asian Continent. It is an archipelago of islands in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by Russia and North Korea and South Korea in the West. According to the latest statistics, its population is 127.3 million. Approximately 80% of Japanese people adopt Buddhism and Shintoism, more than 1% are Christians and less than 1% are.. More

  • Israel's other army expanding illegal settlements

    Abuses of power committed by Israel's Civilian Security Coordinators (CSCs), civilian guards of the illegal settlements, continue to contribute to settlement expansion into Palestinian-owned land across the occupied West Bank, according to an Israeli rights group. In following the behavior of the CSC guards over a decade, rights group Yesh Din has.. More

  • Idlib overwhelmed by influx of Aleppo's wounded

    When surgeon Mounir Hakimi operated on five-month-old Maram in the Syrian province of Idlib last week, the horrific extent of her injuries quickly became clear. "She lost both her parents in an air strike, has multiple fractures, a wound in her abdomen, and has lost lots of skin," Hakimi told Al Jazeera in a telephone interview. "We.. More

  • Myanmar: Evidence suggests army did burn Rohingya homes

    An international rights group claimed Tuesday that new satellite imagery and interviews with refugees show the military was responsible for the mass destruction of Rohingya villages in a conflict-torn area near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. Myanmar's government has claimed that villagers burned down their own homes to evoke international.. More

  • Bombard and besiege: How Syrian army took over Aleppo

    When the Russian intervention into the Syrian conflict accelerated in mid-2016, many analysts and partisans declared the "Battle of Aleppo" to hold the key to the future of the Syrian conflict. Decisive victory one way or another, or the re-establishment of a military stalemate, would dramatically affect the course of the conflict and the.. More

  • Gaza doctors launch an appeal to save children's lives

    Serag Tafesh and Hassan el-Qaied are at risk of dying if the power goes off. Both are two-month-old babies in an intensive care unit at Al Dura, a children's hospital in Gaza, and their life-saving medical equipment stops working when the electricity goes off. The two babies were born with congenital malformations that have left them comatose. Yousef.. More

  • Rohingya in Rakhine state suffer government retaliation

    When Faizul fled the shouldering remains of his village in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state, he barely noticed the shards of wood that punctured every extremity of his body. He just wanted to escape the bullets raining down from a helicopter above. But by the time he reached Bangladesh, a shrapnel wound on his right leg had grown to the size of a golf.. More

  • Hunger and desperation: Aleppo siege tests limits of endurance

    As Syria's regime presses a fierce assault on eastern Aleppo, its siege is making life ever harder for civilians who are being forced to sift through garbage for food and scavenge firewood from bombed-out buildings. With winter setting in, shortages of food, medicine and fuel coupled with intense air strikes and artillery bombardment are testing the.. More

  • Spurned, hopeless and attacked, refugees' drama goes on

    By the thousands they came, fleeing bombs, brutality and hardship. At day, they tore through muddy fields; at night, they huddled around small fires. Young and old, they passed through barbed wire, crammed inside trucks and braved rough seas in flimsy boats. Along the way, they saw loved ones - wives and husbands, daughters and sons - perish. With.. More

  • Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim houses destroyed in Myanmar

    More than 1,000 houses have been destroyed in northwestern Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, in a report based on the analysis of satellite images. Members of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority are being persecuted after troops began cracking down on dissident activity along the Bangladeshi border last month. Around.. More