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Stories about War & Conflict

2 September 2015

Xenophobia Faces the Plight of a Syrian Refugee Planning his Escape to Europe

"In Germany I want 2get treatment. Was in regime prison 3 days. Nusra jail 70 days. FSA 7 days. IS 2 days," says a Syrian refugee, planning to escape to...

Buy a Pen, Save a Life. A Syrian Father Inspires a Fundraising Cause

The #BuyPens campaign is a collaborative effort to help a Syrian refugee father, recently photographed selling a handful of pens in Beirut, Lebanon.

1 September 2015

Japan's Push to Renew Military Operations Has Sparked Mass Nationwide Protests

Hundreds of thousands of people all over the country have turned out to protest new legislation that would allow Japan to go to war.

31 August 2015

Chairman Mao Wasn't at WWII's Cairo Conference. So Why Is He on the Movie Poster?

Some believe President Xi Jinping is using 'The Cairo Declaration' film and a September 3 military parade to rewrite the Chinese Communist Party's involvement in fending off the Japanese.

30 August 2015

Why Indigenous Communities in Mexico Need Community Self-Defence

"Today, the community suffers not only at the hands of criminal groups but also at those of the Federal Police and the Army of Mexico."

27 August 2015

Is Turkey Turning Time Back Towards the Dreaded Nineties?

The Bridge

Turkey will host snap elections in November against a background of fear, anger and violence. Is this the way President Erdoğan wanted it?

26 August 2015

This Is What Happened When a Ukrainian Film Director Was Sentenced to 20 Years in a Russian Prison

RuNet Echo

When Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a high-security Russian prison on terrorism charges, Russian and Ukrainian Internet users were less than pleased.

22 August 2015

Bashar Al Assad Got It Right: Syria Belongs to Those Who Defend It

In his latest speech, Bashar Al Assad said Syria is for those who defend it. Asaad Hanna explains what that means.

20 August 2015

In Venezuela, Even the Police March Against Insecurity

Violence in Venezuela has shown no mercy. Not even with law officers, who protested in Caracas despite prohibition from authorities and silence from the media.

On the Scene: Explosion and Gunfire at Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace

On August 19 Istanbul was rocked by more unrest as political tensions in Turkey continue to simmer.

19 August 2015

Russia Blocks Euronews ISIS Video Over ‘Extremist’ User Comment

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.

After 2 Bombings in Bangkok, Thai Internet Users Join #StrongerTogether Movement

Two bomb blasts rocked central Bangkok in the past two days, killing 20 people and injuring hundreds. Now Thailand tries to move forward.

18 August 2015

An Icon of Iran's Reform Movement Joins Anti-Nuclear Deal Efforts

Ahmad Batebi has caused a social media stir by denouncing the nuclear deal and appearing in an ad produced by an offshoot project of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

15 August 2015

Meet the Displaced Kachin People of Northern Myanmar

"There are no happy moments here in the camp. We are all struggling to live and we are always busy with our lives."

14 August 2015

Turkey Hit by Wave of Attacks as It Continues Middle East Military Strikes

As Turkey gets more and more deeply involved in the raging conflict on its border, security threats at home are on the rise.

Gaza's ‘Colorful Neighborhood’ Brings Hope and Healing in Palestine

Gaza's Al Zaytoun is called "the colorful neighborhood" for its brightly painted streets and decorated walls, an urban renewal effort following 2014's Israel-Gaza war.

13 August 2015

Impunity Is the Tie That Binds the Tlatlaya Massacre, the 43 Missing Students and El Chapo's Escape

Repeatedly officials charged with obeying the law decided instead to flout or ignore it, whether out of greed, inadequacy, fear or revenge.

Croatians React to Alleged ISIS Beheading of Tomislav Salopek

Social media users in Croatia, Egypt, and worldwide react to the alleged beheading of a Croatian expat in Egypt by ISIS.

12 August 2015

Turkish Authorities on Blocking Binge as Political Tensions Rise

Global Voices Advocacy

Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.

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