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Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops: military

BAGHDAD – U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops on Sunday fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, an Iraqi military spokesman said, a major step in the massive operation to retake the Islamic State group-held city of… 235 more words


Human Rights Watch: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights

The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its World Report 2017.

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'Hard Power' Needed to Stop Ongoing Genocide in Myanmar

How the international community is failing to protect the Rohingya people

Ashraful Azad
Via Open Democracy

At this moment, a genocide is happening in Myanmar of which most of the world is unaware.   1,012 more words


Iraqi forces storm Mosul University complex

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi special forces stormed the Mosul University complex in the city’s northeast on Friday and pushed forward to reach another bridge across the Tigris river, beating Islamic State further back, the military said. 526 more words


World Report 2017

World Report 2017 is Human Rights Watch’s 27th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2015 through November 2016. 28 more words

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