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25.05.2020

UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the announcement by the Afghan Government and the Taliban of a ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims around the world. Hours before the three-day festival of Eid al-Fitr was due to begin, Taliban militants made… »

23.05.2020

Interview With Bassam Saleh, Palestinian Representative About the Threat of Annexation

Interview With Bassam Saleh, Palestinian Representative About the Threat of Annexation

In conjunction with the arrival of the sad recurrence of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe, which coincides with the Israeli celebrations for the birth of the State arisen in several hundred villages and .several thousands of them, the Israeli Jewish journalist Gideon Levy, historical friend of the Palestinian people and… »

16.05.2020

PAX calls for EU to stop Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

PAX calls for EU to stop Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

PAX calls on European foreign ministers to agree on concrete measures to show that Israeli annexation of parts of the Palestinian Occupied Territories in the West Bank will have consequences. The European Union needs to make it clear to the Israeli government that the EU will take action if… »

15.05.2020

Iraq: New Government, New Legislative Agenda

Iraq: New Government, New Legislative Agenda

Government, Parliament Should Prioritize Human Rights Legislation The Iraqi government and parliament should pass legislation to address key human rights shortcomings in Iraq’s legal system and take measures to minimize the risks Covid-19 poses to people in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. With the formation… »

24.04.2020

Sharing Sorrow, Bringing Hope

Sharing Sorrow, Bringing Hope

The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle – Families Forum will take place on Monday April 27th. Broadcast live, around the world from Tel Aviv and Ramallah 5:30pm UTC, 1:30pm New York time, 6:30pm London time, 7:30pm Paris/Berlin/Geneva time, 8:30pm Israel/Palestine time. This… »

30.03.2020

Iran repeats world call against US harassment

Iran repeats world call against US harassment

Iran repeated a world call against unilateral and punitive measures that hinder the fight against Covid-19 in the country, local media reported on Sunday. ‘The world needs to wake up and end the violations of international law committed by Washington against the Islamic Republic,’ Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi noted. »

22.03.2020

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause to stop the fighting, in the hopes that this would allow humanitarian access throughout the crisis-torn country and head off the potential threat… »

18.03.2020

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a… »

03.03.2020

Afghan Women Must Be Included at the Negotiating Table

Afghan Women Must Be Included at the Negotiating Table

Afghan women should have been at the table for the U.S.-Taliban talks, but they were not. History has shown that women stand to lose the most from deals made behind closed doors with rooms full of men. Add your name as a supporter of the following call from Afghan… »

20.02.2020

Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers and war is “not really our fight.”

Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers and war is “not really our fight.”

By Nicolas J S Davies The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a “permanent and comprehensive” ceasefire and a withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign occupation forces from Afghanistan. Could… »

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