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Occupied Lives: Imprisonment of Palestinian Women and Girls

Occupied Lives: Imprisonment of Palestinian Women and Girls

Since the beginning of the occupation in 1967, approximately 10,000 Palestinian women have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces. Currently, there are approximately 60 Palestinian females held in occupation prisons and detention centers, including 10 female children and 3 administrative detainees. In 2015, occupation forces arrested 106 Palestinian women and girls, representing an increase of 70% compared with the …

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Recorded child sex abuse cases increase by more than 30%

Recorded child sex abuse cases increase by more than 30%

Cases of recorded child sexual abuse increased by more than 30% last year, figures suggest. Police chiefs fear the rise is being driven by predators searching online for victims. A total of 45,456 child sexual offences were recorded across the United Kingdom last year, an average of 124 a day. Nearly 11,000 victims were under 10 years old and 2,409 …

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US peace activists rally against war, Trump

US peace activists rally against war, Trump

Hundreds of peace activists have taken to the streets of New York City to condemn US military involvement in the Middle East and Europe and criticize anti-Muslim statements by US presidential candidates. The protesters gathered on Sunday near the United Nations Headquarters and chanted anti-war slogans. They also called for an end to the war in Syria and NATO expansion …

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Israel stops Indonesia FM’s West Bank visit

Israel stops Indonesia FM's West Bank visit

Israel on Sunday refused to allow Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to visit the occupied West Bank, where she was to hold talks with Palestinian leaders, the Palestinian foreign ministry said. Israeli authorities control access to the West Bank, where the Palestinian political capital Ramallah is located. Marsudi was to hold talks in Ramallah with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and …

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Palestinian officials slam Israeli raid on Ramallah-based TV

Palestinian officials slam Israeli raid on Ramallah-based TV

Palestinian officials have denounced Israel’s closure of the offices of a satellite television channel in the occupied West Bank in yet another instance of Israeli crackdown on the media. Palestinian Authority spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud described the Israeli raid on Palestine Today TV station in Ramallah as “part of the aggressive occupation policy towards Palestinian media.” Tel Aviv has targeted Palestinian …

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Western Media Do Not Cover Iran’s Humanitarian Contributions to Syria: Andre Vltchek

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By Kourosh Ziabari The increased involvement of different state and non-state actors in Syria with conflicting interests has rendered the horror-stricken country’s future bleak and more capricious than before. On February 11 and on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2016, it was announced that the United States, Russia and other world powers have agreed on the enforcement of …

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White Officer Is Arrested in Killing of Black Man

White Officer Is Arrested in Killing of Black Man

A white police officer in Montgomery, Ala., has been charged with murder in the shooting death last week of Gregory Gunn, a 58-year-old black man, officials said Wednesday. Investigators would not discuss what led them to file the murder charge against the officer, Aaron Smith. But city officials on Wednesday afternoon appeared to back away from their initial assertions that …

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