Tutu lambasts Israeli ‘massacre’ in Gaza

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he is deeply distressed and broken hearted by the massacre perpetrated by the state of Israel in Gaza. On Monday 58 people were killed when Israeli troops opened fire during Palestinian protests. The violence came as the United States inaugurated its first embassy in Jerusalem.[…]

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ISIL ‘massacre’ reported in Deir Az Zor

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has been accused of carrying out a massacre in Syrian government-held districts in the eastern city of Deir Az Zor with a monitoring group saying more than 130 people were killed. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on[…]

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Remembering the Peshawar massacre

Chemistry teacher Andaleeb Aftab had spent the morning invigilating at an exam before taking a break in the school’s staff room. It was just as she was beginning to make her way back to the classroom that she heard the screams. There were gunmen in the school, a colleague was[…]

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Marikana anniversary and neoliberal plunder

OPINION by Mandeep Tiwana/Cathal Gilbert – Since August 16, 2012, South Africans have been coming to terms with the police killing of 34 striking mineworkers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana. This biggest massacre by police of civilians in post-apartheid South Africa continues to haunt the collective conscience of[…]

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Tunisia ‘destroys’ local al-Qaeda-linked group

Tunisia’s interior minister has said that his country has largely destroyed local armed group Okba Ibn Nafaa, suspected of orchestrating the March attack on a museum in the capital, Tunis. Najim Gharsalli announced on Sunday that the operation ‘broke the spine’ of the al-Qaeda linked group in North Africa. The[…]

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