Category: violence

Turkey expels Israeli consul in spat over Gaza violence 0

Turkey expels Israeli consul in spat over Gaza violence

Turkey’s foreign ministry has asked Israel’s consul-general in Istanbul to leave the country “for some time”, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, the ministry made a similar call to Israel’s ambassador to Ankara, which got reciprocal response from Israel on the same day. Israel protested…

Estimated 60 percent of Yarmouk destroyed amid violence: Community 0

Estimated 60 percent of Yarmouk destroyed amid violence: Community

An estimated 60 percent of Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp for Palestinians has been destroyed as government forces and their allies escalate a military offensive against armed groups in the Damascus-area camp, according to a watchdog group.  Citing an eyewitness, the UK-based Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said on Friday that the destruction has largely…

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Mexico’s ‘invisible’ wounds of gang violence

Acapulco, Mexico – Francisco plays with the tissue after wiping his tears. He folds it, unfolds it. He looks at it, but he doesn’t see it. “There was a moment that … I can’t remember … The news … Her body laying at the morgue … I lost track of everything,” he says. Francisco does…

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US cities mediate pupil-led walkout over gun violence

New York City – Hundreds of students have gathered in New York City’s Washington Square Park after walking out from their high schools to share speeches and protest signs in an urgent call for gun control and safety in US schools. The students were just a few of the thousands of those who walked out of their…

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In Sri Lanka, hate speech and impunity gas anti-Muslim violence

A day before anti-Muslim mobs swept through a peaceful hill town in central Sri Lanka, the leader of a Sinhala nationalist group took a stroll through the town’s centre. “We have been distributing leaflets and have now reached Digana,” Amith Weerasinghe said into the camera of his phone. “But the problem is we haven’t come…

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Morocco adopts original legislation to protect ladies from violence

Rabat, Morocco – A new law in Morocco criminalising violence towards women has divided opinion, with some observers applauding the legislation as progress while critics claim some women would still be left at risk. Until recently, women were vulnerable to various types of violence in private and public spheres, including rape, sexual harassment and domestic…