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Iraq
Iraq


If US Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands Of Enslaved Yazidi Women In Single Day – OpEd

By Matthew Barber for Syria Comment The plight of thousands of Yazidi women, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) during its August 3 attack on Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and in the following weeks, has received some media attention, but most people are unaware of just how far-reaching this disastrous phenomenon is. Boko Haram kidnapped girls […]

Thailand
Thailand


British Labor Activist Remains Optimistic About Thailand Trials – OpEd

By Casey Hynes Labor activist Andy Hall says he is “feeling confident” as he awaits the verdict of a criminal trial brought against him by Thailand’s Natural Fruit company, although concerns have been raised about the safety of migrant workers testifying in Hall’s defense. The first of several trials, this one concerning criminal charges related […]

Location of Jammu and Kashmir in India
Location of Jammu and Kashmir in India


Takeaways From The 2014 Floods In J&K – Analysis

By Vivek Chadha The unprecedented floods in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), have wrecked havoc and led to widespread loss of life and damage to property. While the focus of efforts is rightly on the human element of the disaster, there is a simultaneous need to look at two critical issues, which have come to define […]

Turkey
Turkey


Bulgaria: New Evidence Syrians Forced Back To Turkey, Says HRW

Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them, Human Rights Watch said today based on accounts by victims. Human Rights Watch documented three separate incidents of summary returns from Bulgaria to Turkey involving at least 43 people, all Syrians. These incidents are consistent […]

Uruguay's José Mujica. Photo by Agencia Brasil, Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr, Wikipedia Commons.
Uruguay's José Mujica. Photo by Agencia Brasil, Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr, Wikipedia Commons.


Uruguay: Deepening Of Progressivism Or Conservative Break?

By José Elosegui On October 26 Uruguayans will vote for a new president and choose the members of the bicameral parliament (30 senators and 90 representatives). Opinion polls indicate that the governing Frente Amplio (FA), or Broad Front, will not win on the first round, so a runoff election on November 30 would be held, […]