Primary Statistic of the Violations and Crimes that are committed by US-UK-Saudi-UAE Coalition in Yemen

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The current crisis is closely linked to the state’s finances as many people are in some form or another dependent on government payments. The fact that many state employees have not been paid, “partly caused a huge humanitarian crisis”.Continue Reading

Abuse against Muslims in China cries out for international action: Human Rights groups (VIDEO)

Abuse against Muslims in China cries out for international action: Human Rights groups
Geneva: Seeking to galvanize an international response to allegations of widespread abuses, human rights groups on Monday called for a United Nations investigation into China’s mass detention of Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang. The rights organizations urged the UN to set up an international fact-finding mission during its session that starts at the end of February.Continue Reading

UK army permitted killing civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan

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A report has found that the British army allowed soldiers to shoot and kill unarmed civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan for activities defined as suspicious such as those holding a mobile telephone or a shovel.

An investigation by the Middle East Eye established that British soldiers killed a number of children and teenage boys suspected of keeping them under surveillance, the online news outlet reported Monday.

It quoted two former soldiers as saying that troops in southern Iraq were told “they had permission to shoot anyone seen holding a mobile telephone, carrying a shovel, or acting in any way suspiciously.”

The decision came in part due to concerns that unarmed people were acting as spotters, known to all of the former soldiers as “dickers,” for militants or were involved in planting roadside bombs, the report said.

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One in ten children forced from their homes because of conflict and violence in Yemen

Half a million children displaced by fighting in Hodeidah in just six months

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At least one in ten children across Yemen (1.5 million) have been forced from their homes because of the four-year-long brutal war, exposing them to serious risks including hunger, disease and violence, warns Save the Children.

More than half a million children have been displaced by the fighting in Hodeidah governorate in just the past six months, according to the UN. That’s an average of more than 2,000 children every single day since June last year. And that’s only from Hodeidah, which has seen some of the worst fighting in Yemen.

Civilians fleeing violence face life-threatening risks the moment they embark on their journeys. The most immediate danger is death or injury due to explosive weapons which have been used indiscriminately by all parties to the conflict with little regard for their legal obligation to protect civilians in conflict.

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Australian jets may have killed 18 civilians in Mosul air strike, ADF admits

Christopher Pyne says the deaths, which occurred during operations between Iraqi and allied forces, are ‘deeply regrettable’

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Australian Defence Force officials have admitted between six and 18 civilians were killed in a airstrike involving Australian jets, but said they could not determine if Australian or allied missiles caused the deaths.

The defence minister, Christopher Pyne, described the deaths as “deeply regrettable” but said the 12-month investigation into the strike on 13 June 2017 could not come to a conclusion over who was at fault.

The deaths occurred during joint operations between Iraqi and allied forces to take back Mosul from Isis, which had designated the city the Iraqi capital of its so-called caliphate.

“After a thorough investigation conducted by the Australian Defence Force it’s been determined that between six and 18 civilians were killed in a Coalition air strike and that an Australian platform may have been part of that air strike, may have been responsible,” Pyne told the Nine Network.

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Man Spits on Muslim Woman on Long Island City Street, Cops Investigating as Hate Crime

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The police have released a photo of a man who allegedly spat on a Muslim woman on a Dutch Kills street last week.

The suspect allegedly walked past the woman–who was wearing a hijab–at around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and spat on her in front of 37-14 30th St. The police said that the incident is being investigated by its Hate Crimes Task Force.

The police are offering a $2,500 reward for information on the case.

The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, dark gray jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.