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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Wednesday expanded authorizations for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to engage in certain transactions and activities in Syria. The department amended some of its sanctions against the country in an effort to allow continued humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.  In July, OFAC imposed sanctions on [...]

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The US Department of State Wednesday removed Nigeria from its “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) list, which designates countries with “particularly severe” religious freedom concerns. This decision preceded Secretary Antony Blinken’s visit to Nigeria on Thursday and Friday to “discuss furthering cooperation on global health security, expanding energy access and economic growth, and revitalizing democracy.” [...]

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The Munich Higher Regional Court Monday sentenced Islamic State (IS) woman Jennifer Wenisch to a total of 10 years in prison for membership in a terrorist organization abroad, aiding and abetting attempted murder by omission, and a crime against humanity resulting in death. The court found the defendant guilty of allowing her former husband Taha [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his personal observations and perspective on the recent regional meeting on Afghanistan convened in Moscow by neighboring states concerned about the situation in [...]

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The Polish parliament voted Thursday on a bill for a border wall with Belarus, a major escalation in its recent migrant dispute with its neighbor. Poland has accused Belarus of allowing Middle Eastern migrants to transit through the country and enter Poland as revenge for EU sanctions leveraged against Belarus earlier this year. The Polish [...]

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia charged a leading figure in the Islamic State of Iraq and a former ISIS fighter on Saturday with conspiracy to provide material support resulting in death to ISIS, a designated terrorist organization. Mohammed Khalifa, also known as Abu Ridwan Al-Kanadi or Abu Muthanna Al-Muhajir, is [...]

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The UN Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic revealed on Tuesday that Syria is unsafe for refugees to return to following one decade of armed conflict and war. The report found that between July 2020 and June 2021, armed conflict increased. In Aleppo, the report found that “civilians live in [...]

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Syrian refugees who returned to Syria after seeking refuge in another country have been tortured, raped and taken away by Syrian security forces, according to a report published on Tuesday by Amnesty International, The report, titled “You’re Going to Your Death,” documents 24 instances of violence or arbitrary detention against Syrian refugees who returned to [...]

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