Day: September 1, 2019

Conflict In Pakistan And Internally Displaced Persons Living With Disability

Increased scholarly attention on disability awareness in Pakistan has uncovered significant information and service gaps that exist for people who have been internally displaced and are living with disabilities from Northwest Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Studies reveal that instances of mental disorders are growing within internally displaced

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Colombian Rebel Group Issue A Call To Arms In Recent Video

Ivan Marquez, former commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) military rebel group, has threatened to restart “a new phase of armed struggle” in a video posted this week. Marquez, who is wanted by the U.S. government for drug trafficking offences, has come out of hiding in an

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Protesters Maintain Their Momentum In Algeria

Demonstrators in Algeria continue to protest as they have since last February, when they began to rise up against former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The protesters maintain that they will not stop organizing until a civilian government is established in place of the current arrangement run by military officials and politicians.

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Threatened, Shot At And Killed: Crisis For Human Rights Defenders In Afghanistan

Human rights defenders in Afghanistan face “intimidation, harassment, threats and violence” both from armed groups, such as the Taliban and Islamic State, and government authorities, claims Amnesty International. Their conclusions are derived from interviews with activists and international organisations whilst being backed up by contextual research, highlighting that the situation

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Yang Hengjun: A Diplomatic Hostage

Diplomatic relations between Australia and China have become increasingly antagonistic as Australian writer and political commentator, Yang Hengjun, continues to be held by Chinese authorities. Earlier this week, attempts by the Australian government to return Yang home failed as China formally charged the pro-democracy advocate with “espionage.” In response, Australian

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