December 6, 2023

Olympic Movement announces USD one million emergency fund to help Olympic community, refugees and displaced people in areas affected by earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

10 Feb 2023 – Following the devastating earthquake that recently hit Türkiye and Syria, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) will donate a total of USD one million to help the Olympic community in the areas affected by the natural […]

Why don’t we treat all refugees as though they were Ukrainian?

Masses of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere have faced racially motivated hostility in Europe. Now, Ukraine’s refugee crisis is revealing Western double standards. By Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute It was inevitable that when brown-skinned Afghan refugees fleeing war were turned away from European borders over the past few years, the callous […]

Trinidad born women want ISIS families in Syria brought home

From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 23, 2019: Several Trinidadian women are appealing to the government of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to let the ISIS women and children now living in a Kurdish run refugee camp in Syria come “home.” Middle East Eye reports indicate that the group of Trinidadian women, […]

EU should raise pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive

Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria has drawn widespread criticism, after US troops pulled out from the region earlier this month. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group´s Michael Gahler, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Group coordinator on foreign affairs, is calling for stronger pressure on the Turkish government to […]

Violent cities

3 big reasons it’s so hard to tell just how violent the world’s most violent cities are By Christopher Woody From Business Insider Latin American countries are consistently among the most violent. Exactly how violent they are is harder to measure for social, political, and logistical reasons. The most recent ranking of the world’s most violent […]

Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’

From BBC A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home. Shamima Begum, now 19 and pregnant, told the Times she had no regrets but wanted to have her baby in the UK. She said she had heard […]

Kidnapped Trini children reunited with mom in Syria

By Kim Boodram From Trinidad Express Rescuer questions interest of T&T Govt TWO Trinidadian children kidnapped and taken to Syria by their ISIS fighter father in 2014 have been reunited with their Trinidadian mother. The boys, who were taken to live in the so-called IS “caliphate”, were able to leave Syria with the help of […]

BVI & Cayman Islands sanctions – additional reporting obligations

By Richard May, Martin Livingston, Adam Huckle, Anna Whaley, Brandon Doffing From Maples Sanctions Orders are extended by Statutory Instrument to the British Overseas Territories, including the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, to implement sanctions regimes implemented by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United Kingdom Government (“Sanctions Orders“). […]

White House: ISIS ‘caliphate has been destroyed’

By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The Islamic State (ISIS) has been severely weakened by way of the destruction of its caliphate, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about ISIS and its estimated force of around 30,000 militants during the daily briefing. “We know the caliphate has been destroyed,” […]

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

From BBC Islamic State (IS) militants are holding more than 30 women and children hostage in south-western Syria, a monitor and local media say. They are thought to have been seized during a wave of deadly IS attacks in Suweida province last week. The Syrian government controls most of the region but IS militants hold […]