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Middle East Winter Storm Threatens Refugees (Video)

info-pictogram1 A winter storm is bringing snow to Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel and Turkey. Those without homes in Gaza, the West Bank and refugee camps are the least prepared. Two Syrian refugees have already died in the cold.

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Syrian refugees at risk from floods (Video)

info-pictogram1 Syria’s winter season is usually very cold and includes heavy rainfall, putting displaced families living in refugee camps at risk.There is also a threat of disease spreading among these camps, but the international community can not keep up with the needs and methods of prevention.One of the camps has been flooded and more than 400 tents were destroyed.Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Beirut.

Fox News Finally Loses It: Uses ‘Success’ of Japanese Internment Camps to Advocate Profiling Muslims (Video)

Source: forwardprogressives.com

By: Allen Clifton

While it doesn’t exactly shock me, I’m appalled at what I just watched. On Fox News’ Cashin’ In, Eric Bolling and his four person panel decided to tackle the “most controversial” topic ever discussed on the show.

The topic: Should we profile Muslims?

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The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis

 Source: nytimes.com

Photographs by: Lynsey Addario

The Syrian refugee crisis has exploded from about 270,000 people a year ago to today’s tally of more than two million who have fled the country. The pace of the diaspora has been characterized by the United Nations as the worst since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. In addition, an estimated 4.25 million Syrians have been displaced within their country, bringing the total number forced into flight to more than six million.

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Egypt Forces ‘Planned Tiananmen Square-style Massacre in Rabaa’

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By: Gianluca Mezzofiore

Source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com

Egyptian officials planned a systematic massacre of hundreds of demonstrators at two protest camps in what probably amounts to crimes against humanity comparable to the 1989 killing of protesters around China’s Tianamen Square, according to Human Rights Watch.

The New York-based organisation published a 188-page report based on a year-long probe and urged the UN to investigate six incidents in which 1,000 or more unarmed supporters of elected Islamist president Mohammed Morsi were killed around Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in August 2013.

Executive director Kenneth Roth, who was denied access to Egypt on Monday, said the deaths were “one of the world’s largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history”.

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China’s kids head to army-style boot camps (Video)

info-pictogram1 Parents in China are trying to keep their children away from computer screens and electronic gadgets. Instead of having a relaxing time during their summer holidays, youngsters are being sent to military-style boot camps.Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing.