Posts Tagged “Iraq”

AHRC observes United Nations World Refugee Day (June 20)

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AHRC observes United Nations World Refugee Day (June 20)

AHRC observes United Nations World Refugee Day (June 20) The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and the global community in recognizing World Refugee Day which is observed June 20 of every year. This day has been set aside by the United Nations in order to raise awareness and build support and…

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Biden repeals Trump “Muslim Ban” from 2017

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Biden repeals Trump “Muslim Ban” from 2017

Biden repeals Trump “Muslim Ban” from 2017 Text of the Executive Order issued by President Joseph Biden revoking the so-called “Muslim Ban” which was imposed by former President Donald Trump in March 6, 2017. Issued Jan. 20, 2021 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The United States was built on…

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Iraq: Displaced people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19

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Iraq: Displaced people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19

Iraq: Displaced people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 Two years since the end of the war with the Islamic State group, more than 1.3 million people in Iraq are still displaced from their homes and are now extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 due to overcrowded and unhygienic living conditions, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins…

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Increasingly Questionable US military presence in the Middle East

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Increasingly Questionable US military presence in the Middle East

Increasingly Questionable US military presence in the Middle East By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The expanding US military presence in the Mideast reveals a number of central problems. The threats of ISIS lie dormant. The new discoveries of vast fields of natural gas and oil in the Mediterranean Levant basin (and elsewhere) are temptations for state…

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AHRC expresses concern with dramatic developments in Middle East, urges Dialogue and Peace

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AHRC expresses concern with dramatic developments in Middle East, urges Dialogue and Peace

AHRC expresses concern with dramatic developments in Middle East, urges Dialogue and Peace The head of Greater Detroit’s largest Arab American civil rights organization urges restraint and calls for dialogue to avoid war with Iran, Iraq and United States. Imad Hamad, executive director of the American Human Rights Council express deep concern over spiraling events…

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Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran

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Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran

Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsors legislation to block funding for President Trump’s war with Iran in Iraq while Americans protest across the country against the violence and targeted assassination of Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani. The National Nonviolent PeaceForce denounces Trump’s violence as well as…

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Iraq suspends U.S.-funded broadcaster Al-Hurrah over corruption report

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Iraq suspends U.S.-funded broadcaster Al-Hurrah over corruption report

Iraq suspends U.S.-funded broadcaster Al-Hurrah over corruption report The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee to reverse its three-month suspension of the U.S. government-funded Iraqi broadcaster Al-Hurra. In a statement released yesterday, Iraq’s media regulator, the Communications and Media Committee, suspended the license of Al-Hurra, a regional broadcaster funded by…

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Hundreds of thousands remain missing in Iraq after decades of war, violence

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Hundreds of thousands remain missing in Iraq after decades of war, violence

Hundreds of thousands remain missing in Iraq after decades of war, violence The families of hundreds of thousands of missing Iraqis marked the International Day of the Disappeared on Friday, as the office of Iraq’s Prime Minister pledged to support relatives and investigate cases, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (August 30,…

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Smithsonian Channel features new season of archeology including in Middle East

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Smithsonian Channel features new season of archeology including in Middle East

Smithsonian Channel features new season of archeology including in Middle East Season Five premieres Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 pm with details on a 2,700-year old temple tied to the Biblical tale of Jonah and the Whale discovered in Iraq that was destroyed by ISIS. Archaeologists investigating a site in Iraq destroyed by ISIS have…

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A Feature interview with Turkish Professor Tugrul Keskin

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A Feature interview with Turkish Professor Tugrul Keskin

A Feature interview with Turkish Professor Tugrul Keskin By Abdennour Toumi Professor Tugrul Keskin is Professor-Director of the Center for Global Governance at Shanghai University, China. Keskin was the Graduate Director at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. He taught previously at the Department of International and Global…

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PBS to air documentary on struggle of Iraqi family August 27, 2018

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PBS to air documentary on struggle of Iraqi family August 27, 2018

PBS to air documentary on struggle of Iraqi family August 27, 2018 Caught in the Crossfire, an Iraqi Family Remains Determined to Rebuild in ‘Nowhere to Hide,’ Airing August 27, 2018 on PBS. The documentary is described as an Unforgettable Look at a Battle-Torn Iraq and War’s Human Consequences Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion…

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Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns

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Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns

Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns A study by one of the world’s largest PR companies, Burson-Marsteller, of Arab young people in 16 countries in the Levant, Gulf and North Africa offers disturbing insight into the regional concerns and the powerful influence of the mainstream Western news media. Not surprisingly, the further away Arab…

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