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Airstrikes hit Doctors Without Borders clinic in Yemen

October 29, 2015

Five airstrikes hit a Doctors Without Borders health clinic in Yemen on Monday, the medical organization said.

The nonprofit group, which works in challenging areas around the world, blamed the Saudi-led coalition that’s bombing Yemen for carrying out the attack — an allegation the Gulf kingdom denied.

Read the full article for CNN


Cold weather brings new misery for migrants

October 29, 2015

I interviewed U.N. worker Melita Sunjic who was on the Serbia-Croatia border about the desperate situation for migrants there

Read full article for CNN

Refugees and migrants trying to find their way to a new life in Europe are now facing an added difficulty: increasingly wintry weather in the Balkans.

At the Serbian border crossing of Berkasovo, more than 2,000 people were stuck in “hellish conditions” as they waited to get into Croatia, a U.N. refugee official said

BBC: Tracking a migrant from Syria to Sweden

September 1, 2015

Really fantastic reporting here by the BBC. James Reynolds tracks one woman’s journey from Syria, through Europe to a police station in Sweden: her final destination where she claims asylum. Well worth watching – link below

From Syria to Sweden

CNN: Taxi driver: Suspect in Bangkok shrine bombing was calm, didn’t seem Thai

August 19, 2015

Good reporting here: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appealed on Wednesday for the chief suspect in the bombing of a shrine in the heart of Bangkok to turn himself in to authorities.

Read full story on CNN

CNN: Migrant crisis: Greece struggles to handle the influx in Kos

August 15, 2015

Really good reporting here:

Europe’s migrant crisis came into ugly focus this week on an idyllic Greek island as reports emerged of thousands of men, women and children corralled in a stadium for days in blazing heat with little food, water or shelter.

Read and watch the story on CNN

Daily Star Lebanon: Washington Post Reporter Back in Iran Court on Monday

August 9, 2015

TEHRAN: The detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be back in court Monday on what could be the final hearing in his trial for spying on Iran, his lawyer said.

Full article in the Daily Star Lebanon

Hoping for a good outcome. His detention must end now!

BBC – Secular Blogger Murdered in Bangladesh – Fourth This Year

August 9, 2015

Very sad news on BBC:

Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka

See my story below for CNN from a few months ago, on the murder of the third blogger who was killed this year.