Initial Russian Strikes in Syria Are Not Targeting ISIS

The first wave of Russian airstrikes seemed to focus on rebel areas that threaten the Assad regime’s Alawite heartland, showing that Moscow is more focused on seizing the mantle in Syria’s war than fighting terrorists.

Source: Initial Russian Strikes in Syria Are Not Targeting ISIS

We can help both refugees & the poorest in the UK – it shouldn’t be a case of either/or

We [the UK] are one of the richest countries in the world… We can and should be doing more to help the poorest within our society, along with a significantly higher number of refugees, perhaps what we need to be doing is asking why our government is currently failing to do so?

Source: We can help both refugees & the poorest in the UK – it shouldn’t be a case of either/or

I Implore the Wind: Where Do I Belong?

img_1791211214111311133121123411222122111211111111When you can’t find your answers with words, you learn the language of Nature. The wind, mountains, rain, land… Even the trees…… And then one day you’d understand the whispers of the wind: “Would there be borders if there were no war? If wars weren’t sanctified…”

Source: I Implore the Wind: Where Do I Belong?

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WORLD

Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh

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theguardian.com – A senior Saudi prince has launched an unprecedented call for change in the country’s leadership, as it faces its biggest challenge in years in the form of war, plummeting oil prices and criticism o…

BUSINESS

Saudi Arabia Withdrew Billions From Markets, Estimates Show

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bloomberg.com – Saudi Arabia has withdrawn as much as $70 billion from global asset managers as OPEC’s largest oil producer seeks to plug its budget deficit, according to financial services market intelligence com…

WORLD

An appeal to President Rouhani to uphold the Iranian constitution

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theguardian.com – You must be excited to be here. Everyone else seems to be, from the people who plan to protest your visit outside the UN, to those who have come to show their support for what you have achieved on …

WORLD

France to Deport Asylum Seekers to Sudan – Four Young Men from Darfur

asafeworldforwomen.org – A women-led campaign to prevent imminent deportation of Sudanese asylum seekers Four Sudanese young men (relative new arrivals to France) were detained in the Calais detention centre on Tuesday 15t…

WORLD

Muslim Entry into Ibrahimi Mosque to be Banned for Jewish Holidays – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The mosque will be open only to Jews who will be celebrating the Jewish holidays, while Muslims will not be permitted access to pray as usual. The ministry, in a press statement, called for the nee…

WORLD

Airstrikes hit wedding in Yemen; as many as 135 dead

latimes.com – Airstrikes devastated a wedding party in southern Yemen on Monday, killing and injuring dozens, witnesses said. Medics put the death toll as high as 135, including many women and children, in the l…

WORLD

Senators Urged to Champion the Protection of Refugees Worldwide

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humanrightsfirst.org – Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to support increased U.S. leadership in providing protection to the millions of refugees who have fled horrific violence resulti…

WORLD

A Report On Zanyar And Loghman Moradi’s Situation In Rajai Shahr Prison

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hra-news.org – HRANA News Agency – The status of Zanyar and Loghman Moradi’s case is still uncertain in the 7th year of their imprisonment, and their family reported that the physical condition of these death row…

WORLD

Iran’s persecution of the Baha’i has been met by silence from Rouhani–and the world

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qz.com – In all my years as an Iranian-American, I have never heard so much discussion about Iran. In the halls of Congress, on the Sunday morning talk shows, at any number of academic and civil society eve…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Controversial Muhammad biopic selected by Iran for Oscars contention

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theguardian.com – Muhammad: The Messenger of God, a blockbuster about the birth of Islam, has been selected by Iran as its contender for the forthcoming Oscars. Related: Muhammad: Messenger of God review – evocative…

WORLD

Israeli soldiers attack journalists in West Bank – CNN.com

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cnn.com – (CNN)The IDF has suspended one officer and launched an investigation after a video emerged showing IDF soldiers attacking two journalists and destroying their cameras in the West Bank village of Be…

WORLD

Russia and Iran have announced a new coalition to defend Syrian President Bashar Assad

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businessinsider.com – United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia and Iran announced a new coalition to defend Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad and defeat the Islamic State on Sunday, handing him a dramatic victory ah…

WORLD

Dalai Lama remains in U.S. clinic for health check: official

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rawstory.com – Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, on Sunday remained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for evaluation following a medical visit his office said was a routine annual check-up….

WORLD

Abbas set for UN speech as Palestinian despair mounts

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france24.com – Mahmud Abbas heads to the UN this week for a speech expected to be closely watched for clues of his intentions at a time of growing despair among Palestinians, moribund peace talks and volatility i…

WORLD

Western backers end support for Syrian rebels attempting to seize Daraa

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middleeasteye.net – Southern Syria’s mainstream opposition has had – and lost – its last chance at forcing Bashar al-Assad’s troops out of the city of Daraa, according to a source close to opposition backers. A source…

WORLD

The Feminist School

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feministschool.com – Feministschool: The promising progressiv Iranian Women‘s Movement is revived and boosted again by the open letter of Narges Mohammadi, out ofEvin prison The voice of Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian pr…

EDUCATION

New Sustainable Development Goals: UN expert urges Governments to announce plans on education

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ohchr.org – GENEVA (28 September 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, today called on all UN Member States to announce without delay their plans to realize th…

WORLD

Iranians quietly question their government’s role in Syria and beyond

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globalpost.com – TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s decision to sign the Vienna nuclear agreement has opened up a wide discussion on formerly taboo topics. For the first time in years some Iranian intellectuals — both reformist…

WORLD

Time for Iran to Correct an Injustice

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nytimes.com – The Iran nuclear agreement is a huge step forward for international security, and certainly President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will be well received at…

WORLD

United for Iran demands the release of Iranian political prisoners

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united4iran.org – President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech for the United Nations General Assembly today as 1252 political prisoners –– individuals arrested for political consideration or for exercising basic rig…

WORLD

Baha’i Faith: President Rouhani has failed to stop religious discrimination – World Religion News

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worldreligionnews.com – NEW YORK – The Baha’i International Community expressed its disappointment over Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s failure to address the human rights situation in his country during his speech tod…

WORLD

British lawyers warn of human rights violations in Turkey

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theguardian.com – Turkey’s government is inflicting “systematic human rights violations” on its judiciary, police and media, according to a scathing report by senior British lawyers that was commissioned by one of p…

WORLD

Iran invites black Americans to discrimination conference

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timesofisrael.com – Iran has invited African-Americans affected by police violence to a conference on discrimination in Tehran, the Telegraph reported Sunday. “A large group of black Americans, including victims of po…

LEISURE

OMID Foundation Event – London – Nina Ansary

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ninaansary.com – Nina Ansary will be a guest speaker at the 3rd Annual London Fundraising Reception for the OMID Foundation. 3rd Annual London Fundraising Reception Saturday, 10 October 2015, 7.30pm – 1:30am Hospit…

WORLD

Iranian President Rouhani’s speech to the UN falls short on human rights

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bic.org – The Baha’i International Community expressed its disappointment over Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s failure to address the human rights situation in his country during his speech today at the U…

SPORTS

Iran: Soccer Player Misses Game After Husband Confiscates Her Passport

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atheistrepublic.com – One of Iran’s most accomplished soccer players failed to participate in an international football tournament after her husband cited Sharia Law to confiscate her passport and restrict her from trav…

WORLD

Iran to consider Americans’ release if US frees jailed Iranians, president says

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theguardian.com – Iran will work to free three Americans from its prisons if the US releases jailed Iranians, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said on Sunday. “If the Americans take the appropriate steps and…

LEISURE

The ‘Great Wall of Shame’ in India: Illusion or Reality?

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sauravdutt.com – Endless spates of Bollywood flicks, shining buildings and new smooth roads can make one forget for that despite its aesthetics India is a really very, very old country. It is still embracing modern…

WORLD

Maryam Rajavi’s message to participants in New York rally outside UN

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ncr-iran.org – NCRI – Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, has sent a message to participants at the major rally on Monday in New York against the presence of the Iranian regime’s Pr…

WORLD

We can help both refugees & the poorest in the UK – it shouldn’t be a case of either/or

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asafeworldforwomen.org – In the tidal wave of support that has swept across the conscious of the British public in the wake of the refugee crisis, there has, unsurprisingly, been those arguing that we should ‘help our own …

LEISURE

Air rage millionaire is back in court for beating up his wife

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dailymail.co.uk – A millionaire who allegedly hit his wife during a drunken rampage on a transatlantic flight has found himself back in court again after attacking her at home when he suspected she was having an aff…

WORLD

Video captures moment a refugee pleads for help from police after alleged sexual assault.

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mamamia.com.au – Two refugees are requesting help from Australia after reportedly being raped on Nauru, leaving one of them pregnant. The ABC’s 7.30 has obtained a harrowing video of the moment one of the victims w…

WORLD

Violence instead of democracy: Putin slams ‘policies of exceptionalism and impunity’

rt.com – He cited the example of the revolutions in the Middle East, when people wished for change, “but how did that turn out?” He said that instead of triumph of democracy “we have violence and social dis…

LEISURE

Medium’s New Funding Round — The Story

medium.com – Medium was created in 2012 and opened to the public in October of 2013. Since the beginning, we have offered a simple and elegant writing tool combined with a network centered around participation….

WORLD

Human Rights Distorted to Support Iran Deal

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iranian-americans.com – This claim can be proven false objectively by human rights reports and practical observations, as well as in a theoretical sense when analyzing the structure of power in Tehran. Those who put forth…

WORLD

PM Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif Wave at Each Other, Government Sources Deny It

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ndtv.com – United Nations:  After days of speculation over a possible handshake and a one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, all they did was wave at each …

WORLD

Webb: Be Careful Of How Many Syrian Refugees We Bring Here

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1010wcsi.com – Monday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Democratic candidate for President and former Senator Jim Webb about his road to the nomination and eventually the White House. Sen. Webb also disc…

WORLD

Syrian Refugees Have Rocks Thrown At Them By Bigots Dressed Like KKK (VIDEO/IMAGES)

addictinginfo.org – Refugees of the Syrian civil war had rocks thrown at them in Finland by a group of nationalists. Dozens of Finnish nationalists, including a man dressed like a member of the Ku Klux Klan, hurled ro…

LEISURE

Master the Art of Sabrage with This Space-Age Champagne Saber

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gizmodo.com – This sleek, space-age stainless steel take on a saber from Menu is proof that a champagne saber doesn’t need to be sharp to get the job done. It’s the impact that matters, after all, not the sharpn…

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