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Caught In The Crossfire: Civilians Are Bearing The Brunt Of Conflict In Afghanistan

Hamid Gul just wanted his family to be safe. The 18-year old shopkeeper lived in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s much fought over Helmand province. After his father was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2013, Hamid and his older brother, Mirwais, had to take care of his mother and younger siblings. Read More…

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Kidnapped And Never Seen Again: UAE Accused Of Forced Disappearances In Yemen

An armed force run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has kidnapped hundreds of men in Yemen, according to relatives and local human rights activists, fueling concerns about the United States’ choice of partners in its war against Islamic extremism. Yemenis say that over the past year, men in uniform have been coming to people’s Read More…

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Big Pharma’s Pollution Is Creating Deadly Superbugs While The World Looks The Other Way

Environmental standards do not feature in international regulations governing drug production Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world’s major drug companies is fueling the creation of deadly superbugs, suggests new research. Global health authorities have no regulations in place to stop this happening. A major study published today in Read More…

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Nine Young Children Killed: The Full Details Of The Botched US Raid In Yemen

Planned for months, it was decided over dinner. The raid on a village in rural Yemen reportedly aimed to capture or kill one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists and deliver a stinging blow to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a militant network the US had been trying to dismantle for more than Read More…