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September 23, 2020

Syria's ten-year civil war has killed more than 400,000 people, including over 116,000 civilians. Six million Syrians are internally displaced. Five million more fled Syria and became refugees. Military interventions by Russia, the U.S., and Turkey have prolonged the w...

September 22, 2020

In recent years, a record number of cases have been filed under blasphemy law introduced during British colonial rule.

Rallies supporting blasphemy laws and protesting related acquittals are common in Pakistan [File: Reuters]

Islamabad, Pakistan - Bishop John Joseph, 65,...

September 17, 2020

State-backed sectarian violence is on the rise in Pakistan as authorities cosset and back hellbent Islamic Sunni radicals

[Supporters of hardline Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan carry shout slogans during a protest against the reprinting cartoon of the Prophet...

September 15, 2020

Rights groups in Pakistan say they are alarmed over rising blasphemy cases in the past months. Many of these cases have been registered against Shiites, who have come under pressure from fundamentalist Sunni outfits.

Pakistani police registered at least 40 blasphemy cas...

September 11, 2020

Asif Pervaiz, 37, who has been in custody since 2013, given death penalty for sending 'blasphemous' text messages.

In July, a man accused of blasphemy was shot dead in a courtroom in the northwestern city of Peshawar [Muhammad Sajjad/AP Photo]

Islamabad, Pakistan - A cou...

Promotional poster for a new documentary about Iraq produced for the BBC and PBS. (BBC/PBS/Frontline)

A new five-hour documentary series on the social impact of the Iraq War made for the BBC and PBS has been roundly criticized for entirely ignoring the plight of Iraq’s...

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has cracked down on journalists, activists, nongovernmental organizations, and the political opposition. Arbitrary detentions and extrajudicial killings by law enforcement agencies continue with impunity. Blasphemy-related violenc...

August 10, 2020

The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a nonprofit organisation working to secure a future for all Nigerians, has called on the USA and other responsible world governments to urgently intervene in what it described as allegedly genocide targeted at Christians i...

Genocide Watch is issuing a Genocide Warning for both Israel and Palestine.

Photo Credit: Sebastian Scheiner, AP and the Indy Star

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli government has systematically discriminated against its Palestinian p...

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