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  • BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.

  • LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday.

  • BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives would win more votes than the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) if an election were to be held this Sunday, a survey showed six months before a national vote in Europe's biggest economy.

 

 

 

Human Rights Award of Weimar goes to two kidnapped Syrian bishops

At the suggestion of Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), the commission decided to award this year’s Human Rights Award of Weimar to two Syrian bishops. The decision was announced the 10th July. The distinction honours the commitment of Mor Gregorius Yohanna (Syrian-othodox church) und Boulos Yazigi (Greek-orthodox church) in Aleppo as mediators

 

 

 

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The Advancing Widows’ Assistance via Enterprise (AWAVE) Program was awarded to Relief International (RI) on September 10, 2013,  with a Goal to “Transform – through the establishment of social enterprises – how war widows access livelihoods and social assistance programming in order to further their economic, social and political

 

 

 

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2013, the Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) releases a new report “Violence against women, a bleeding wound in the Syrian conflict” that sheds light on the increased use of rape, torture and other forms of violence against women in in Syria.