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More than 15,500 civilians killed in Iraq since the beginning of the year

More than 15,500 civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the year, according to the UN. More than 1,119 people, most of them civilians, have been killed only in september. But this figure doesn’t include the casualties from the ongoing fighting in Anbar and the people who died because of the heat and hunger while trying to flee.

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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 […]

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Ariel Sharon

Eight years in comma before death. Terrible. Ariel Sharon has been politically dead since 2006. Now he’s been praised by some as a man of peace and a pragmatic. But his years as a Prime Minister were ones of great violence.

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Christians killed for Christmas in Iraq

Iraqi officials say bombings targeting Christians in southern Baghdad have killed at least 38 people on Christmas day. Pope Francis appealed on Thursday for Christians who suffer violence, discrimination and all way of injustice because of their faithfulness to Christ and His Gospel.

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Pope Francis: Faith and violence are incompatible

“The word of the Gospel does not authorize the use of force to spread the faith. It is ‘just the opposite: the true strength of the Christian is the power of truth and love, which leads to the renunciation of all violence.” Faith and violence are incompatible”. Pope Francis

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EU will urgently review its relations with Egypt

The EU will “urgently review in the coming days its relations with Egypt and adopt measures” to “promote an end to violence, resumption of political dialogue and return to a democratic process”.

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Egypt's Christians face unprecedented attacks - Al Jazeera

Mina Thabet, an activist with Christian rights group the Maspero Youth Union, told Al Jazeera on Friday that at least 32 churches had been “completely destroyed, burned or looted” in eight different governorates over the previous two days in Egypt.

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Egypt: Sectarian Attacks Amid Political Crisis | Human Rights Watch

  Egypt: Sectarian Attacks Amid Political Crisis | Human Rights Watch. Summary: (New York) – Egyptian Christians have been targeted in several attacks since the military’s ouster of former President Mohamed Morsy. The authorities should urgently investigate the attacks, hold the perpetrators to account, and determine whether the police could have prevented or stopped the violence. […]

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Facebook and its guidelines on hate speech and violence

Facebook has recently come under attack for failing to enforce its own guidelines on hate speech and violent imagery. The website is reacting. At the beginning of May, it reversed a decision not to remove a video which showed a man being beheaded as it did not break the social network’s policy. After that, the […]

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Violence begets violence, hate and a lot of silent victims

Violence begets violence, but the violent answer depends of the individual human being affected by the real, fictional or virtual attack by direct means, in the media, in the movies or the video games. Under the same attack a man or a woman can react with violence driven by hate or retaliation or peacefully as […]

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