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Syrian Woman in Halak, Aleppo

Syria’s Forgotten Civilians

09/26/2014

As atrocities committed by the self-declared Islamic State (IS), also called ISIS or ISIL, dominate media headlines, we must not forget the civilians who have been suffering since long before IS gained a stronghold in parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Maryam al-Khawaja

The United States and Its Unafraid Ally, Bahrain

09/19/2014

The United States, a long-time ally of the al-Khalifa regime currently governing Bahrain, is in a unique position to pressure the country to change its policies. The United States must take concrete action to condemn the Bahraini regime for its ongoing human rights violations.

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Nurse and Doctor in Qusayr, Syria

What Did President Obama Leave Out of His Speech on the Islamic State?

09/12/2014

On the same turf that IS operates other actors are committing mass atrocities, while enjoying full impunity.

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While Syria Burns

07/17/2014

I had mixed emotions about the latest "good news" on humanitarian aid in Syria. The U.N. Security Council has passed a long overdue resolution that -- if implemented -- will save the lives of Syrians trapped in desperate circumstances by the war.

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Doctor in Iraq

Attacking Health Care: A Common Denominator in Conflict

06/03/2014

Last week, Human Rights Watch reported that the Iraqi government repeatedly targeted and attacked Fallujah General Hospital in Anbar province. Fallujah is a pivotal city in Sunni-majority Anbar province, which has long accused the Shia-dominated central government of persecution.

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