For Kurds in Southeast Turkey, the urban conflict continues

In July 2015 a new phase of the decades-old conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants erupted after a two-and-a-half year peace process failed: the largely rural guerrilla war entered majority-Kurdish towns and cities in the southeast as government forces went house-to-house to root out PKK-linked fighters. Fighting was most intense

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New U.S. Policy Raises Risk of Deportation for Immigrant Victims of Trafficking

US. immigration authorities issued new guidelines last month that could make immigrant victims of human trafficking more vulnerable to deportation, according to immigration lawyers and activists. The guidelines, issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), affect immigrants forced into labor or sex work in the United States by criminals preying on their vulnerability. According to

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Multivitamins ‘of no benefit’ to heart health

A comprehensive analysis of published studies and clinical trials has found no benefit to cardiovascular health from multivitamin and mineral supplement use. The study authors hope that this will settle the controversial debate about whether the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements is able to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and deaths from cardiovascular diseases. A

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Trump Should Strike a Deal With Putin on Syria

resident Donald Trump is reportedly considering making a deal on Syria with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during their July 16 summit in Helsinki. In principle, this would be a positive development. The Bashar al-Assad regime’s ongoing assault on one of the few remaining areas controlled by the opposition underscores the urgent need for the United States

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Libya’s NOC to resume oil exports from eastern terminals

Libya’s Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the re-opening of four oil terminals after renegade General Khalifa Haftar agreed to hand over control of the ports. The NOC, which declared a force majeure in July – a legal waiver on contractual obligations – said in a statement the measure had been lifted on the ports

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In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Christians, Muslims live together peacefully

While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine. For outsiders, it takes a while to comprehend. “When I first arrived in the Nuba Mountains, I was confused. Everyone dressed the

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Ambassador Gholam Discloses Arrangements for Visit to Sudan by Bangladeshi President

The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Sudan, resident in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Gholam Moshi, has affirmed his country’s readiness to boost cooperation with Sudan and increase the volume of trade exchanges and investments between the two countries. The Bangladeshi Ambassador, who is currently visiting Sudan, said in an interview to Sudan Vision that

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Bakri Meets Sudan Ambassador to USA

First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, 1st Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh has underscored Sudan keenness to develop its relations with the United States. This came when the First Vice-President met Tuesday with Sudan Ambassador to US, 1st Lt. Gen. Mohamed Atta Al-Maula prior to leave to assume mission. The meeting reviewed

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UN Security Council to vote on South Sudan arms embargo

The UN Security Council is expected to vote this week on imposing an arms embargo against South Sudan, a US proposal which follows a power-sharing agreement between warring leaders. The United States is South Sudan’s biggest aid provider, and was a major backer of its 2011 independence from Sudan. But patience from South Sudan’s foreign

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UN slams ‘revolting acts’ by South Sudan govt-backed forces

The UN slammed government-backed troops in South Sudan Tuesday for ruthlessly targeting civilians in opposition-held areas, killing hundreds and using sexual violence, including gang-raping young children, as weapons of war. The UN human rights office said its monitors had in recent months documented “what appear to be deliberate, ruthless and brutally violent attacks on civilians,

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