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The UN In Haiti: Ten Years Of Controversy (Video)

info-pictogram1 A cholera outbreak which left thousands dead, sexual abuse, murder and crackdowns on protesters – a look at MINUSTAH, one of the most controversial UN peacekeeping deployments.

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The Simpsons predicted Ebola outbreak in 1997: Conspiracy theorists

Conspiracy theorists claim that an episode of the Simpsons mentioned Ebola in 1997 and that means the American cartoon predicted the Ebola outbreak in the United States

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Source: presstv.ir

According to Internet conspiracy theorists, a clip from the show’s “Lisa’s Sax” episode in season nine is the proof.

Marge Simpson in one scene is trying to persuade Bart to get out of bed by offering him a book that is called, “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.”

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Kenyan President Faces The ICC For Crimes Against Humanity (Video)

info-pictogram1 Seven years after post-election violence ended in Kenya, the country’s current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is standing trial at the ICC. The charge? Crimes against humanity. Kenyatta is accused of organizing revenge attacks against other ethnic groups during the outbreak of violence.

Saudi Arabia in battle against MERS in the run-up to Hajj

Saudi Arabia is preparing preventive health measures to reduce the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome before Hajj next month

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Pilgrims undergo health checks at a Hajj Camp at the airport in Lagos on Friday (AFP)

Source: middleeasteye.net

While West Africa is struggling to contain the Ebola virus outbreak, in Saudi Arabia the health authorities are preparing to prevent the spread of another deadly virus.

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Muslims and the Ebola Outbreak

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By: Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick

As the world media continues to demonize the world of Islam, Muslims are suffering all around the planet! The Ebola virus which could be contained if the world focussed its wealth, doctors and attention on the stricken area, is striking the heart of one of the historic Muslim-dominated areas of West Africa (The Futa Jallon) (Guinea, Sierra Leone, etc.). The world needs to take this outbreak serious and Muslims should be at the forefront! Its not a useless, foresaken land. Here is the Grand Masjid of Conakry, Guinea, said one of the largest in the world. Oh Allah, we beseech You to cure the victims of Ebola, protect the innocent and give the Muslims who have died in this plague the highest part of Paradise!!!”

How the British Divided Up the Arab World

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Source: http://lostislamichistory.com/

The development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world is a fascinating and heartbreaking process. 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate, a large multi-ethnic state based in Istanbul. Today, a political map of the Arab world looks like a very complex jigsaw puzzle. A complex and intricate course of events in the 1910s brought about the end of the Ottomans and the rise of these new nations with borders running across the Middle East, diving Muslims from each other. While there are many different factors leading to this, the role that the British played in this was far greater than any other player in the region. Three separate agreements made conflicting promises that the British had to stand by. The result was a political mess that divided up a large part of the Muslim world.

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Sierra Leone’s war against Ebola

Medical facilities are fiercely battling the world’s largest outbreak of the deadly disease.

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By: Tommy Trenchard

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

In Sierra Leone’s Kailahun province, the world’s largest Ebola outbreak continues to spread through remote villages. One of the few lines of defence comes from a treatment centre run by the charity Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF).

While there is no specific cure for the disease, treatment of its symptoms can significantly reduce its fatality rate. With an overstreched team and a series of logisitical obstacles inherent in treating a contagious virus in a remote location, the centre is doing what it can.

“It’s promising to see that the limited amount of things we can do is having such a major effect,” says MSF’s Dr Tim Jagatic. “We’re bringing down the mortality rate significantly”. About four out of 10 patients at the center will survive, he says. A huge improvement from the 10 percent survivial rate in previous outbreaks.

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