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Over 10,000 Civilian Casualties Recorded in Afghanistan in 2017

Over 10,000 Civilian Casualties Recorded in Afghanistan in 2017

Truth NGO – More than 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest annual UN report documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan. According to the OHCHR, a total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released today …

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Children and war: ‘More than ever’ living near conflict

Children and war 'More than ever' living near conflict

Truth NGO – More children than ever before are living in areas affected by conflict, a charity says. According to the BBC, at least 357 million children live within 50km (31 miles) of an armed conflict and face the danger of being killed each day. Save The Children says that’s one in six children on the planet who are vulnerable …

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Counting the homeless on the streets of Paris

Counting the homeless on the streets of Paris

Truth NGO – Around 2,000 civil servants and volunteers participated in a nocturnal count of homeless people organized by the Paris mayor’s office late Thursday into early Friday. FRANCE 24 followed a team in eastern Paris. According to the France 24 , At 8.45pm in the 20th arrondissement (district) town hall in eastern Paris, Luisa Landa is handing out maps …

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Leader of the Islamic Revolution: the Americans have created the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group

the Americans have created the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group

Truth NGO – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that enemies are resorting to any means at their disposal, including cyberspace and sanctions, to undermine the Iranian nation’s faith in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Leader said that the Americans have created the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and the current US president had referred to …

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US picks open Islamophobe for UN refugee post

US picks open Islamophobia for UN refugee post

The US State Department’s nominee to coordinate billions of dollars in United Nations assistance to refugees across the world has expressed extreme anti-Muslim views in social media posts, falsely suggesting that Islam is an inherently violent religion and that Christians should receive preferential treatment when resettling from hostile areas. The nominee, identified as Ken Issacs, is a vice president of …

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Nasrallah: Israel behind Lebanon car bombing of Hamas official

Israel behind Lebanon car bombing of Hamas official

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has described his group as one of the most effective forces in the fight against terrorism across the Middle East region. Speaking at a ceremony marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hezbollah fighters in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra region on Friday afternoon, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stated that the sacrifices made by Hezbollah martyrs …

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Congressman John Lewis: Racism ‘must be in Trump’s DNA’

Congressman John Lewis

US President Donald Trump’s use of the word “shithole” to describe Latin American and African countries suggests racism “must be in his DNA,” Congressman John Lewis says. “I think the words and his actions tend to speak like one who knows something about being a racist,” Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in an MSNBC interview on Friday. “It must be …

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US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees

US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees

The US has reportedly cut off $125 million in funding for a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, less than a week after US President Donald Trump threatened to hold back future aid payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Axios news website, citing three unnamed Western diplomats, said on Friday that the sum — a third of …

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US-sought UNSC meeting on Iran backfires on Washington

US-sought UNSC meeting on Iran backfires on Washington

The UN Security Council (UNSC) finally gives into a US push for a meeting on the latest events inside Iran, but the session does not go as planned as the council’s veto wielders and Washington’s own allies use the debate to criticize the White House for involving the council in Iran’s domestic affairs and seeking to link those issues to …

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Washington’s growing obsession: The 25th Amendment

Washington's growing obsession The 25th Amendment

Lawmakers concerned about President Donald Trump’s mental state summoned Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee to Capitol Hill last month for two days of briefings about his recent behavior. In private meetings with more than a dozen members of Congress held on Dec. 5 and 6, Lee briefed lawmakers — all Democrats except for one Republican senator, whom …

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