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Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

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GROUND ZERO. An Afghan security force member stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source says was caused by 1,500 kilograms of explosives hidden inside a water tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday, May 31, when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Continue reading Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

Amnesty Int’l urges ‘utmost restraint’ in martial law enforcement

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CHECKPOINT. Residents of Marawi City flee the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

By declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte has ‘summoned the ghost of Marcos,’ says Human Rights Watch

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Human rights groups on Thursday, May 25, urged the military to exercise “utmost restraint” in implementing martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading Amnesty Int’l urges ‘utmost restraint’ in martial law enforcement

10 countries host half world’s refugees – Amnesty

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ESCAPE. In this file photo, Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they wait to enter Jordanian side of the Hadalat border crossing, a military zone east of the capital Amman, after arriving from Syria on May 4, 2016. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Countries immediately neighboring crisis zones – led by Jordan, Turkey, and Pakistan – bear the brunt of the global refugee problem

LONDON, United Kingdom (Oct. 4, 2016) —  Ten countries accounting for 2.5% of world GDP are hosting more than half the world’s refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday, October 4, as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations.  Continue reading 10 countries host half world’s refugees – Amnesty

Greece scrambles to implement EU-Turkey migrant deal

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‘OPEN BOARD.’ A slogan on the hands of a migrant reads ‘Open board’ as he takes part in a protest march calling for justice for migrants outside the European Commission offices, in central Athens, on March 19, 2016. Panayotis Tzamaros/AFP
Amnesty International has called the deal a ‘historic blow to human rights’

ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 20, 2016) — Greece scrambled on Saturday, March 19, to begin the massive task of implementing a historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East.

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Australian hospital refuses to return asylum baby to Nauru

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‘LET THEM STAY’ In this photo, pro-refugees protesters rally outside the Immigration Office in Brisbane, Australia, February 5, 2016. Dan Peled/EPA
Momentum builds across the country against offshore Pacific camps for processing refugees

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 14, 2016) — An Australian hospital has refused to return an asylum-seeker baby back to detention in Nauru, as momentum built across the country on Sunday, February 14, against offshore Pacific camps for processing refugees.

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