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Syria’s Foreign Ministry Saturday said that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’s report holding the Syrian government responsible for the 2018 Douma attacks was unfounded. The report, released Friday, investigated a chlorine gas attack on April 7, 2018, in Douma, Syria which killed 43 people. The OPCW’s report contends that its nearly [...]

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In a sealed indictment, the US Attorney General Friday charged three men in connection with an alleged assassination attempt of a well-known critic of Iran’s government on US soil. Rafat Amirov, Polad Omarov and Khalid Mehdiyev face three federal charges: murder for hire, conspiracy to commit murder for hire and money laundering conspiracy. The charges [...]

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Israel military forces Thursday killed seven Palestinian gunmen and two Palestinian citizens in a raid on the Jenin refugee camp. The UN condemned the raid and urged both Israel and Palestine to “de-escalate tensions, restore calm, and avoid further conflict.” Amnesty International also condemned the raid, calling it “a reminder of the cost of…shameful inaction” [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported Tuesday that killings of journalists “rose sharply” last year, with 68 journalists being killed in 2022. This is a 50 percent increase from 2021. Of those deaths, CPJ confirmed that 41 were related to their journalistic work. CPJ continues to investigate the other 26 killings to determine if [...]

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The US Secret Service Wednesday released a report that investigated 173 mass attacks from 2016 to 2020. The report analyzed attacks where three or more people were injured or killed in “businesses, schools, houses of worship, open spaces, and other locations where we live our daily lives.” This report comes after Congress  introduced two bills [...]

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The European Parliament Thursday resolved to condemn the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for human rights violations in the wake of protests against the state after the death of Mahsa Amini. The nonbinding resolution calls for “the expansion of restrictive measures” against Iran. The resolution describes the “detention, arrest, and abduction” of over 20,000 protestors, [...]

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President of the University of Tehran Dr. Seyed Mohammad Moghimi Thursday announced procedures for disciplining students who do not wear proper hijab. In the statement, Moghimi affirmed the university’s commitment to “pluralistic viewpoints, scholarly theorizing and scientific dialogue.” However, Moghimi tempered these ideals when he said that too many viewpoints may cause social conflict. Other [...]

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It is a dangerous time to be a judge in America. Retired Wisconsin judge John Roemer was killed at his home in June 2022. That same month, US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh narrowly avoided a kidnapping and possible assassination attempt. These incidents follow in the wake of an assassination attempt on U.S. District Court [...]

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A Burkina Faso human rights group Tuesday reported that 28 people were found shot dead in the town of Nouna in an alleged ethnic killing at the hands of a volunteer militia group. The Collective Against Impunity and Stigmatization of Communities (CISC) reported the killings were perpetrated by Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland [...]

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