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Samer Muscati

Entries by Samer Muscati

Sudan's Bombing Campaign, and the Aftermath for Women

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 5:46 PM

Since September 2011, Sudanese government forces have bombed indiscriminately across Blue Nile State, spreading palpable fear among civilians who live there. Government bombardments and ground attacks have killed, maimed and injured scores of civilians, destroyed property including markets, homes and schools, and displaced tens of thousands of women, men and...

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Libya's Forgotten Civilians

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2011 | 5:15 PM

By Samer Muscati and Sidney Kwiram

John Osas, 32, was nervous after boarding a frail fishing ship with his family and hundreds of other sub-Saharan Africans fleeing the war in Libya.

The Nigerian painter knew the risks: many had perished after attempting the same journey across the Mediterranean. He had...

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The UAE's Silenced Spring

(9) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 4:22 PM

Numerous death threats, his employer's demand to transfer out of the country and a middle-of-the-night visit from state security forces were not enough to intimidate the prominent Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, who recently called for political reforms. Security forces managed to silence him only by whisking him away from...

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Iraq: Deadly Reminders of Unfinished Business

(3) Comments | Posted December 1, 2010 | 3:35 PM

The deadly attack by Al-Qaeda-linked militants on a Catholic church in Baghdad, followed by an even deadlier spate of coordinated explosions targeting Shi'a neighborhoods and a series of bombings targeting Christian homes, has plunged Iraqis of all stripes into new despair. These atrocities bode ill for Iraq's chances of putting...

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