Gaza severely short of water for drinking and bathing

Almost all the Gaza Strip’s 1.8 million residents are suffering from a severe lack of water for drinking and washing, since Israeli bombs seriously damaged the Strip’s water, electricity and sewage infrastructure.

August 21, 2014

Aug 21 2014 - 10:58am

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Saudi Businesswoman Condemned To Prison & 50 Lashes For Insulting Morality Police

According to Reuters, a Saudi Arabian judge has upheld a barbaric sentence against a business woman for exercising free speech. Her crime, as reported by The Arabic-Language Daily, was “cursing the morality police” and calling them “liars”. Her punishment is one month in prison and 50 lashes. The sentence was officially passed by a district court in Jeddah and has now been upheld by an appeals court in Mecca.

Members of the morality police entered the business woman’s cafe to ensure “…there were no breaches of morality or other laws in the conservative Muslim kingdom, and that some of her employees had then run away because they were breaking immigration rules.” It was at this point the woman cursed members of the morality police and called them liars.

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Foley beheading video shocks the world, Obama says

According to BBC, US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is “an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world”.
Mr Obama said the ideology of Islamic State (IS), the group which made a video of…

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Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

August 20, 2014

Aug 20 2014 - 11:13am

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Syed Tabish could be deported to Pakistan in September

According to Atheism UK, on 12th August the Home Office refused the fresh asylum claim of Syed Mohammad Tabish. 

Atheism UK, Ex-Muslims of Britain and FaithFreedom provided evidence for his new asylum claim. 

However the Home Office rejected his asylum claim asserting that none of the evidence provided amounted to fresh new evidence. 

Syed Tabish faces being deported to Pakistan in mid September. The Taliban and his family have threatened to kill him on his return to Pakistan. 

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On Thursday Abbas will meet with the Emir of Qatar and Hamas leader Mishaal in Doha

President Abbas’s scheduled visit to Doha comes as Israeli and Palestinian delegations remain locked in negotiations hosted in Cairo, aiming to agree a cease-fire to end the current Gaza conflict.

August 19, 2014

Aug 19 2014 - 12:12pm

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PM Netanyahu hints that Israel will not cooperate with a UN investigation into possible rights abuses during the Gaza hostilities

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The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), which this week appointed a commission to investigate Israel’s conduct during the month-long Operation Protective Edge, lends legitimacy to such terror groups as the Islamic State and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.

August 15, 2014

Aug 15 2014 - 11:28am

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Pres. Obama is considering US policy options towards IS

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The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group’s momentum.

August 14, 2014

Aug 14 2014 - 10:12am

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