Several dozen attendees learned about crimes perpetrated against women on social media, a topic of special concern in a country where single people of opposite sexes cannot spend time together without risking arrest, and where pressure on women to cover their faces in public can be so intense that the most innocent head shot can serve as a tool of blackmail.
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Whilst Pendlebury and Hanrahan were released after 11 days, Rasool remained detained for over four months, charged with “assisting a terrorist organization.”
Journalism groups aren’t satisfied. They want governments at all levels to show a much greater commitment in 2016 to protecting the rights of media organizations to report freely, even while they are trying to protect their citizens from terrorism and other security threats.
When world warms and the waters rise and the wrath of a vengeful earth wreaks havoc across the world, whose lives will be lost? Whose homes lost in the deluge? This study is just another confirmation of what too many of us already knew; and it is an urgent demand for us to begin to do something about it.
Drone operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators — Intercept
Why France? For many reasons perhaps, but I think they identified my country as a weak link in Europe – as a place where divisions could be sown easily. That’s why, when I am asked how we should respond, I say that we must act responsibly.
As 2015 rolls to a close, TIME LightBox pauses to remember the great photographers we lost this year
Seemingly the US Invasion to Iraq didn’t cause any change other then pain to Iraqi people, whose more than half a million of them were slaughtered by the foreign invasion bombs, which aimed democracy.
Independent Institute Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty Ivan Eland agreed that the Defense Department was belatedly reacting to the embarrassments it suffered from the successful data leaks and exposures by Snowden and Manning.
Assange has maintained his innocence and he and his supporters have claimed the women were set up to make the charges to have him extradited to Sweden just so as he could be handed over to the US authorities and taken to America to be charged over the release of hundreds of thousands of hacked sensitive military and diplomatic documents in 2010.
A total of 110 journalists were killed in connection with their work or for unclear reasons in 2015, according to the round-up published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which is in a position to say that 67 of them were targeted because of their work or were killed while reporting.
»Each country is different, and the pressure that the US can apply varies depending on relationships and shared interests between countries. Sometimes public statements are most effective. At other times, a behind-the-scenes approach works best!« Joel Simon
As the year comes to a close, here are my picks for great science stories that may have slipped past your radar. Some of the stories on this list brought new light to a familiar area of science — CJR
Politikanët janë të pajisur me pasaporta diplomatike, dhe për ta liria e lëvizjes nuk është një shqetësim. Ata janë gjithashtu të pasur, sidomos duke gjykuar CV-të e tyre kriminale. Pyetja është, pse BE-ja po ua ndalon qytetarëve lirinë e lëvizjes, por jo kriminelëve – një pyetje që më së miri do t’i përgjigjej vetë BE, qëndrimi i tyre qëndrim ka qenë një mbjellje, fuqizim dhe dhënie e mundësisë për të jetuar në një parajsë për të korruptuarit, për ata që janë përgjegjës për këto veprime pa u ndëshkuar në pragun e derës së kontinentit evropian.
Seven years after the declaration of independence Kosovo is not an independent republic with full rights. The EU’s attempt to positively influence Kosovo has been significantly weakened [if it hasn’t entirely failed] by the fact that some of its high officials within the ‘EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo’ [EULEX], have had involvement in the very same organized crime and corruption they have been mandated to combat in joint efforts with local institutions.
“From the videos and photographs we have seen, it appears that the Kosovo Police used excessive force during the operation to arrest members of Vetevendosje in the party’s offices on Saturday,” Sian Jones, Amnesty International’s researcher on the Balkans, told Kosovo 2.0.
Sipas të dyshuarve të tjerë të ISIS, të cilët do të përballen me gjyqin në Turqi, organizata kombëtare turke e inteligjencës ushtarake (MIT) kishte filluar kontrabandën e armëve, duke përfshirë edhe armët e NATO-s ndaj grupeve xhihadiste në Siri, në kohën e hershme të vitit 2011.
The prosecution has been condemned by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders — The New York Times
The opposition says no more parliamentary sessions should be held unless the government renounces deals with Serbia to give more powers to Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo, and with Montenegro on border demarcation — THE Frontliner
The Kurds of northern Syria, together with the Kurds of Turkey and Iraq, have been at war with ISIS since the latter rose up and declared their so-called caliphate. It was the Syrian Kurds and their Kurdish comrades in Turkey who helped rescue the Yezidis, after they had fled the ISIS onslaught to take refuge in the Sinjar mountains. It was the Syrian Kurds and their comrades in Turkey who liberated the city of Kobani from ISIS.
The memo was among those leaked by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, and appeared today in the British newspaper, The Guardian.
Over the last year, U.S. officials, concerned about how many names have shown up on such terrorist lists, have warned military personnel to guard their social media profiles — NBC News
The world is facing another global conflict and a fast response is needed to deal with the threat, Jordan’s King Abdullah said on Tuesday, adding that the Humanity is facing the 3rd World War — THE Frontliner