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  • Record half-a-million refugees reach Europe this year

    A record number of refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, breaching the half-a-million mark for the past nine months, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). As of Tuesday, the group said 522,124 people had travelled by sea to reach the continent. About 388,000 have entered via Greece, and more than.. More

  • Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric whips up hate

    At a campaign rally in New Hampshire Wednesday night, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump declined to correct a supporter who declared that “Muslims” are “a problem in this country” and urged the candidate to “get rid of ‘em.” Voicing the beliefs of nearly half of U.S. Republicans, the speaker.. More

  • UN 'shocked' over Hungary action against refugees

    The UN chief has said he was "shocked" after Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at crowds of refugees desperate to cross the border from Serbia. When asked about the border clashes on Wednesday, Ban Ki-moon said the treatment of the refugees by the Hungarian police was "not acceptable". Tensions boiled over at.. More

  • UN report: French soldiers raped children

    Some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic while there on peacekeeping duties have been identified, a French judicial source said on Thursday. The matter came to light this week when Britain's Guardian newspaper said it had acquired a U.N. report that raised allegations of the rape of young boys.. More

  • Some leading Islamophobic Organizations declared

    According to official website statement, The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ CAIR categorizes U.S. Islamophobia network groups. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) publishes the groups list that spreading anti-islam prejudice in America. According to its official website statement, the Islamophobic Organizations are.. More

  • More than 900 migrants were on 'ship genocide'

    A Bangladeshi national rescued in the Mediterranean Sea from a capsized migrant boat off the Libyan coast on Sunday has claimed that there had been more than 900 people on board, Italian media reports. According to Italy's La Repubblica newspaper, the Bangladeshi woman -- who is now hospitalized in in Catania, Sicily -- said that there had been between.. More

  • UN: War has plunged 80 percent of Syrians into poverty

    The war in Syria has plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, reduced life expectancy by 20 years and led to massive economic losses estimated at over $200bn since the conflict began in 2011, according to a UN-backed report. The Syrian Center for Policy Research painted a devastating picture of the "systematic collapse and destruction".. More

  • Palestinian farmers endure 'constant war' in Gaza

    Gaza farmers are being 'particularly badly affected' by Israel's tight restrictions on their movement. Amjad Abu Ayash, 56, stood atop a hill and looked out across a patch of charred agricultural land spotted with busted water pipes. "They call this area the 'land of death' because even the birds that come here die," he told Al Jazeera. Explaining.. More

  • South Sudan is on brink of famine

    Aid workers in South Sudan are finding it hard to operate because roadblocks are suddenly being erected in some areas, the UN's top official for humanitarian assistance has said. The UN warned two and a half million people are on the brink of famine, and food stocks in some places could run out by next month. The organization also said more than six.. More

  • ADC: 'American Sniper' prompts threats to Arabs, Muslims

    Following the release of the film American Sniper in theaters across the US, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has warned of a “significant rise in violent hate rhetoric targeting the Arab and Muslim-American communities.” The Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint.. More

  • World 'silent' when millions of Muslims killed

    The world has been silent about the killing of millions of people in the Muslim world, Mehmet Gormez, Turkey's head of religious affairs, said Tuesday. "On one hand, (around) 12 million people have been massacred in the Islamic world in the last 10 years, and on the other hand, 12 people were brutally killed in Paris last week," Gormez said. We.. More

  • UN: Tens of thousands dead in S Sudan war

    Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of war and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's future, the UN secretary-general has said. Ban Ki-moon called on the country's leaders to agree to an inclusive power-sharing arrangement that would address the root causes.. More

  • UN says record numbers dying to reach Europe

    More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives. The UNHCR said at least 348,000 people, including a growing number of asylum seekers, had taken to the seas worldwide since the beginning of the year. "Europe, facing.. More

  • Arkan's Balkan 'Tigers' escape accountability

    It was the afternoon of April 2, 1992, in Bijeljina, in eastern Bosnia - where Trbic was captured. The leader of the Serbian Volunteer Guard, known as the "Tigers", was sitting in an army truck loaded with weapons. Trbic recalls that through the night until dawn, he was beaten and tortured, sometimes in the presence of Arkan himself. "They.. More

  • Hunger amid tragedy for South Sudan refugees

    The water at the Lietchor refugee camp has gone from waist to knee high, but it was still deep enough last month for a five-year-old to drown as his mother went to collect her weekly grain rations. "I had a boy and he drowned and I no longer have him," Nyabong Yual told Al Jazeera, her shaking hands folding and unfolding as she spoke. This.. More