Category Archives: Asia

Syrian conflict cannot end unless genuine talks begin, says Mood

According to ABC News, the head of a UN observer team in Syria said on Friday that the conflict could not come to a permanent end unless there is a genuine conversation between both sides in the conflict, which has … Continue reading

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U.N. votes to send 300 monitors to Syria

According to the Washington Post, the U.N. Security  Council unanimously approved sending 300 observers to Syria to monitor the violence, which has escalated since the ceasefire between government and opposition groups was supposed to begin more than a week ago. … Continue reading

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Palestinian prisoners in Israel begin mass hunger strike

According to CNN, over a thousand Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli detention began a hunger strike to protest the treatment of prisoners on Tuesday. Fifteen hundred prisoners decided to join the strike to protest Israel’s policy of administrative detention, … Continue reading

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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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