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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Some animals are dead, others in wrecked cages after Israeli attack Zoo devastated by Gaza conflict The lions sat dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lay conto ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575099/animals-gaza-zoo-no-safer-humans-israeli-bombardment
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Video shows captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in the war, put the death toll at more than 120. Islamic State stormed Tabqa airbase on Sunday after days of clashes with the army and said it had ... crossing was led by al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A group of 43 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were detained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581481/video-shows-captured-syrian-soldiers-executed-islamic-state
  3. News - Asia - MIDDLE EAST

    Trapped Filipino peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels after tense stand-off

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:18pm by AP

    ... for Human Rights. Philippine Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin gave a similar account but did not name the armed group. Abdurrahman, whose information comes from a network of activists throughout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581961/filipino-peacekeepers-being-attacked-syrian-rebels-defence-chief
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syria opens door to US bombing of Islamists but White House to go it alone

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:57pm by AP

    ... State inside Syria is the prospect that such a move could unintentionally help the embattled Assad. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said abuses by Islamic State and affiliated groups in Iraq ... would likely be necessary before he could take that step. Pentagon officials have been drafting potential options for the president, including air strikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580906/syria-opens-door-us-bombing-islamists-white-house-go-it-alone
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadists massacred 700 tribesmen in eastern Syria: activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AGENCIES

    ... 'massacred tribesmen in Syria' Islamic State (IS) militants were facing charges of a new massacre after a human rights monitoring group and activists alleged the group executed 700 members ... against Islamic State, which overran nearly a dozen towns and villages in Aleppo province last week. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State jihadists had carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575549/islamic-state-jihadists-massacred-700-tribesmen-eastern-syria-activists
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Haruna Yukawa's strange path to being a hostage of Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by Reuters

    ... of a cross-dressing Manchu princess who had spied for Japan in the second world war. By late last year, Yukawa had begun a flirtation with Japan's extreme right-wing politics and cultivated a new persona ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581991/haruna-yukawas-strange-path-being-hostage-islamic-state
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syrian rebels raid town inside Lebanon, killing two soldiers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... The violence also came after an ambush near Syria's border with Lebanon killed dozens of opposition fighters, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565271/syrian-rebels-raid-town-inside-lebanon-killing-two-soldiers
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Hamas and the battle for public opinion in the latest Gaza war

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... in Gaza and the question of disproportionality in Israel's actions. Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said some Israeli attacks, including those on homes and on a care ... there was unacceptable. But, she said, "the actions of one party do not absolve the other party of the need to respect its obligations under international law". The UN Human Rights Council voted last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560026/israel-hamas-and-battle-public-opinion-latest-gaza-war
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians accept Egyptian plan for 72-hour truce in fighting with Israel

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... and the loser has no right to dictate or impose any preconditions," he said. Hamas is seeking an end to an Israeli-Egypt blockade that has decimated the local economy. Israel says the blockade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570854/palestinians-accept-egyptian-plan-72-hour-truce-fighting-israel
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Children a fifth of Gaza dead in Israeli bombardment, with nowhere to hide

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... of using civilians as human shields by firing rockets from civilian areas. But even if urged to evacuate, most Gazans have no safe place to go, rights activists say. "If you are going to attack civilian structures in densely populated areas, of course you are going to see children killed," said Bill Van Esveld, a researcher for New York-based Human Rights Watch. Seventy-five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556648/children-fifth-gaza-dead-israeli-bombardment-nowhere-hide

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