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Global Witness: 164 land and environment defenders killed in 2018

In 2018, Global Witness documented 164 killings of land and environmental defenders

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Turkish government sent Syrian refugees to Afrin

The Governorship of Istanbul announced on 22 July that the Syrian refugees not registered in the city would have to leave Istanbul in less than a month

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Ireland and the tragedy of refugees

I have just finished reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Christy was a volunteer working with families fleeing war in Syria

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Six Counties: Direct Rule from London a step closer 

Full Direct Rule from London is a step closer after the British government unexpectedly allowed moves at Westminster to bring same-sex marriage and abortion to the north of Ireland

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Músicos de Cuba, Sudáfrica e Italia rinden homenaje a Mandela

El ‘Mandela Day’, en el marco del Mondus Festival, en Reggio Emilia

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SETA report targets journalists, said Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform

We publish the the written statement issued by the Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform about the SETA report

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Dying of Thirst in the USA- Scott Warren on Trial

On June 11, Scott Warren walked free from a Tuscon, Arizona courthouse. The other alternative would have meant spending up to 20 years in a state penitentiary for trying to save the lives of some of those forced to cross the harsh desert near where he lives

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Iran: Abusive forced veiling laws police women’s lives

Under the country’s compulsory veiling laws, women and girls – even those as young as seven – are forced to cover their hair with a headscarf against their will. Women who do not are treated as criminals by the state.

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Arab Spring 2.0? You ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

Almost a decade after the launch of the so-called “Arab Spring”, one of the most troubled regions in the entire world remains threatened by the prospects of facing a new wave of protests, demanding regime change

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Ireland: Housing “Catastrophe” – No Longer “Crisis”

Irish Parliament (Dáil) votes 36-60 to reject a Sinn Féin bill which aimed to insert a constitutional right to housing

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