More than 3 million Syrian refugees
The UN refugee agency says that Syrians have become the second largest refugee population in the world after the Palestinians, overtaking Afghans, who had held that place for more than three decades. According to a report about the situation on mid year 2014, there were more than 3 million Syrian refugees in June which represents […]
Link: Health workers, patients under attack - Human Rights Watch
(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]
Syria and the Journalists killed in 2013
Reporters Without Borders informs that 75 journalists were killed in 2013 because of their work, also 4 media assistants and 37 netizens and citizen-journalists were killed in the same period, most of them in Syria.
Sharif urges Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday.
“I brought up the issue of drones in our meeting, emphasizing the need for an end to such strikes,” said Sharif.
US captures a leader of the Pakistani Taliban
The US has captured in Afghanistan the second in command of the Pakistani Taliban, Latif Mehsud in a military operation.
Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov Prize
Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2013, following today’s decision of the Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders). She will be invited to receive the award at a ceremony in Strasbourg on 20 November.
Musharraf indicted in Bhutto murder case - Al Jazeera English
Musharraf indicted Benazir Bhutto murder case
UN official talks in the Security Council against drone attacks
A United Nation senior official voiced concern over armed drone attacks in counterterrorism actions during a meeting with the Security Council that coincided with World Humanitarian Day.
A group linked with Al Qaeda killed educated women in Quetta, Pakistan
Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, which has links with al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 14 female students in a bus and after that eleven more people at the Bolan Medical College Hospital, were the injured students in the first attack were rushed after the blast. An intelligence official, who requested not to be named, told Dawn.com […]
A bomb kills at least eleven female university students in Quetta, Pakistan
A bomb in a bus full with students from a women’s university in Quetta has killed at least eleven female students and wounded dozens of people. And there was a second blast reported at the hospital. The first explosion happened on a bus near the campus of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, with a bomb that […]