Category Archives: Asia

Syrian forces bombarded Homs from the air

According to CNN, the Syrian Network for Human Rights says that at least nine people were killed in Syria on Sunday– six of those deaths being in Homs. This happened because Syrian forces bombarded the city of Homs from helicopters … Continue reading

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Child trafficking in Indonesia, says child welfare activists

According to IRIN, child welfare activists are worried that the recent cases of missing children in Indonesia are victims of human trafficking. In 2011, at least 182 children 0 to 12 years old were reported missing by their parents in … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan goes to Iran to bolster support for Syrian conflict

According to the Huffington Post, U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan said in Tehran that Iran could help resolve the crisis in Syria, where bloodshed has continued despite a ceasefire agreement that begins tomorrow. Annan went to Iran, who is one … Continue reading

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Syria says it will honor ceasefire deadline, despite continuing attacks

According to Reuters, despite the continuing attacks by Syrian forces hours before the ceasefire deadline, Syria has pledged to honor the ceasefire Thursday morning. The ceasefire, which is part of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan’s six-part peace plan, is supposed … Continue reading

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Violence continues in Syria, deadline for ceasefire broken

According to ABC News, today’s deadline for the six-point peace plan fostered by U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan came and went as violence ensued in Syria. The plan, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to, called for regime forces to … Continue reading

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Syrian forces fire across two borders, killing cameraman and injuring others

According to ABC News, the Syrian conflict spilled into two border countries, Lebanon and Turkey, a day before a ceasefire agreement between the security forces and opposition group is supposed to take effect. In Lebanon, Syrian forces killed Ali Shaaban, … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia anncounces it will continue to ban women from competitive sports, including Olympics

According to the Huffington Post, Human Rights Watch has reported that Saudi Arabia’s sports minister and head of the Saudi National Olympic Committee confirmed on April 4 that the country will not support women in practicing sports. This means that … Continue reading

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Violence continues in Syria despite promise of ceasefire

According to CNN, the violence has continued in Syria despite the announcement from UN special envoy Kofi Annan that the Syrian president has agreed to a ceasefire begining on April 10. Syrian activist groups have reported violence instigated by the … Continue reading

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U.S. soldier dies after saving young girl’s life in Afghanistan

Among all the heartache, injustice and death in the world, one must remember that there is also beauty, strength and heroism. This morning, I read this story from ABC News about a U.S. soldier who died in Afghanistan after he … Continue reading

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Two british freelance journalists killed in Syria, CPJ reports

According to Committee to Project Journalists, two freelance British journalists were killed and a third was wounded from an attack on Monday by Syrian security forces. The two deceased journalists, who are of Algerian descent, have been identified as Naseem … Continue reading

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