Israel destroyed a Syrian-owned home in the occupied Golan Heights for the first time in more than 30 years

Israeli forces destroyed a home in the town of Majdal Shams – the first such demolition in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights for more than 30 years, according to the Al-Marsad human rights group based in the territory. In an appeal to the European Union, Al-Marsad states that the Syrian owners of dozens of homes …

Iran religious leader issued a fatwa forbidding women from cycling in public

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa on women riding bicycles, but that hasn’t stopped a bunch of defiant women from doing it anyway. Women in Iran have been posting photos on social media of themselves riding bicycles, defying a fatwa forbidding them from cycling in public. Iranian women have been using social …

UN aid trucks wait on Turkish-Syria border

Despite an ongoing ceasefire deal between warring sides in Syria, aid trucks are being prevented from entering the country by the Assad regime. Around 40 trucks of two convoys carrying mostly food and flour, set off from the Turkish border town of Cilvegözü, 40 km west of Aleppo on Tuesday, but made it little further …

Ban-Ki Moon calls Netanyahu’s ethnic cleansing remarks ‘unacceptable, ‘outrageous’

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has criticised Israel’s prime minister for saying Palestinians want the “ethnic cleansing” of Jews in the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu’s use of the term in a video attacking opponents of Jewish settlement construction on occupied territory was “outrageous”, he said. Mr Ban stressed that settlements were illegal under international law. …

UK apologizes for soldiers who watched Iraqi boy drown

British Defense Ministry said it is “extremely sorry” that an Iraqi boy was allowed to drown after being forced into a river by four soldiers during the British occupation in 2003. Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali, 15, was detained on suspicion of looting an industrial compound in May 2003, shortly after the fall of the Saddam …

US pledges record $38bn military aid to apartheid Israeli regime over next 10 years

The US will give the Israeli military $38bn over the next decade in what Washington described as the biggest package of military assistance in its history. The agreement is expected to give Israel as much as $3.8 billion a year over 10 years, more aid than the United States has ever provided to any country. …

300,000 people killed since start of civil war in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has registered almost 300,000 deaths since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011 with the real number of casualties likely to be much higher. “The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented death of nearly 300,000 persons since 18/03/2011, which witnessed the fall of the …

After mass knife attack in Japan, disabled victims are still in the shadows

A former employee of a center for the disabled in a Tokyo suburb broke into the building and killed 19 people with a knife in July. The police in Kanagawa Prefecture have declined to release the identities of the victims, citing the families’ desire for privacy, in a decision that is increasingly drawing criticism around …

NY Times report on presidential candidate Johnson’s gaffe also does not know what Aleppo is

When reporting on the embarrassing admission from Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson that he didn’t know what Aleppo is, The New York Times inadvertently revealed that they didn’t really know what Aleppo is either. The New York Times immediately read his embarrassing gaffe into the record. It wrote: “What is Aleppo?” Mr. Johnson said when …

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