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Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for militants – Watchdog
The Islamic State (IS), which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, has opened an office for registering women willing to marry its militants, a human rights monitoring group reports.

29.07.2014 05:24

​We aren’t willing to be ‘good Israelis’ oppressing native population – IDF reservist
As the death toll in Gaza mounts, a small group of Israeli reservists who are against their government’s campaign in Gaza are refusing to be involved and have faced repercussions from a state that is becoming more and more militarized.

29.07.2014 03:32

​Israel intensifies Gaza shelling, warns of ‘protracted campaign’
The Israeli military intensified the shelling of Gaza overnight, killing at least 26 people and leaving hundreds injured in air and missile strikes. Israel's PM told citizens to prepare for a “protracted campaign” until the “mission is accomplished.”

29.07.2014 01:20

Ukraine TV cuts live interview after HRW rep refuses to admit ‘Russian aggression’
A live interview with an HRW representative on Ukraine's Hromadske TV came to an unexpected close when the host terminated the conversation after the guest refused to validate claims of Russia's alleged “indisputable war crimes.”

28.07.2014 23:16

​8 children killed as missiles hit Gaza playground, hospital
Hopes for an imminent end to the Gaza conflict are fading, with renewed violence bringing new casualties. Israel and Hamas blame each other after eight children were killed and 46 others injured by a missile that landed in a Gaza refugee camp playground.

28.07.2014 18:31

Germany’s biggest tabloid under fire for criticizing local Muslims
An opinion article in Germany’s biggest tabloid which criticized the country’s Muslim community for "honor killings" and "disproportionate criminality" among Muslim youths sparked fierce criticism from adepts of Islam and opposition politicians alike.

28.07.2014 09:58

Britain First leader resigns over 'unchristian' mosque invasions
The founder of the far-right Britain First organization has resigned, cut funding and closed the group’s Belfast offices over its “unchristian” paramilitary-style “mosque invasions.”

28.07.2014 14:06

‘Moscow needs more mosques!’ – Muftis
A senior spokesperson for Russia’s Council of Muftis has urged Moscow authorities to build more mosques in the city, saying this would prevent the overcrowding of city streets on major holidays.

28.07.2014 12:58

100 hate crimes: UK Jews targeted following Israel offensive in Gaza
Jews in the UK are suffering a stark rise in discriminatory abuse in the wake of Israel’s military assault against Hamas, with police and community groups noting a fifty percent increase in anti-Semitic acts over the past month.

28.07.2014 11:33

​Ukraine’s two-fingers to freedom of expression
Kiev’s move last Friday to deport the British freelance journalist, Graham Phillips, sets a dangerous precedent - one that his colleagues would be wise to challenge.

28.07.2014 11:52

Fracking to be allowed in UK national parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’
The UK government will allow fracking in national parks and heritage sites in “exceptional circumstances,” say new guidelines. Around half of the UK is now open to shale gas exploitation, despite growing public concern over the environmental impact.

28.07.2014 04:36

Pope Francis urges end to violence in M. East, Ukraine for children's sake
​Pope Francis has made an emotional appeal to the world, calling to stop war, especially in the Middle East and Ukraine, saying that the children who live in conflict zones are suffering most and are deprived of hope and a future.

27.07.2014 11:58

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