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World News: GLV Daily Digest for August 20, 2014

World News: GLV Daily Digest for August 20, 2014

The world news daily digest from Guardian Liberty Voice for August 20, 2014 covers stories around the globe. A United States journalist was beheaded by Iraq’s pro-Islamic State organization. In India, a human rights activist is released after 14 years of imprisonment. In the Japanese city of Hiroshima, landslides have killed dozens of people. United […]

ISIS Reportedly Beheaded Journalist

ISIS Reportedly Beheaded Journalist

Islamic State (ISIS) militants have reportedly released a video that shows James Foley, a U.S. Journalist who disappeared in northwest Syria in November of 2012, being beheaded. Reportedly, the video also shows ISIS threatening the life of another journalist, possibly American Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was taken in 2013 from the border between Turkey and Syria. […]

American Journalist Beheaded by ISIS

American Journalist Beheaded by ISIS

The militant group ISIS says it beheaded American journalist James Foley. Foley was captured by the group in November 2012 in Syria. The beheading was posted on a YouTube video and contained a message for the U.S. to stop its military operations in Iraq. In the video, Foley was heard to be saying that he wished he […]

Iraq: Yazidis Continue to Fight for Life

Iraq: Yazidis Continue to Fight for Life

Iraq’s northwestern region is being called “death valley” by the Yazidi people as they continue to fight for life. The Yazidis are thought to be dying by the thousands, but there is no way to confirm that since the Islamic Brotherhood militants took over the area. The U.N. estimates there are approximately 200,000 Yazidis refugees. […]

Islamic State Grows in Power Despite Syrian Air Strikes

Islamic State Grows in Power Despite Syrian Air Strikes

Syria is said to have launched air strikes in Western and Northern Iraq to slow down the insurgency but despite their best efforts the civilian casualties remain high while the Islamic State grows in power. The air strikes were allegedly an effort on part of the Syrian government. They have only escalated the already taught tension between […]

Sudan: Medical and Mental Health Challenges in Times of Crisis [Video]

Sudan: Medical and Mental Health Challenges in Times of Crisis [Video]

Sudan and South Sudan are in crisis. Between the two sub-Saharan African nations, 2.2 million nationals are displaced from their homes; a number which does not include refugees from neighboring countries. “The profound impact of displacement penetrates every aspect of a community. Every age group, gender, socio-economic status, religion,” said Erin Downey, Sc.D., MPH and […]

Syria Attack Leaves One Israeli Teen Dead

Syria Attack Leaves One Israeli Teen Dead

An attack  from Syria leaves one Israeli teen dead, officials reported on Sunday. A 13-year-old Israeli boy was on the occupied Golan Heights and became the first Israeli fatality since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, military reports. Following the attack, Israeli tanks fired at the Syrian army.  The attack on Golan Heights was […]

Syria Hit by Israeli Airstrikes

Syria Hit by Israeli Airstrikes

Syria was hit by Israeli airstrikes and tank rounds today. The attacks come in retaliation for a rocket attack earlier in the day that destroyed an Israeli vehicle in the Golan Heights on the Syrian border that killed a young boy and injured his father. The Israeli action is the first serious cross border attack by […]

Refugees Nearly 50 Million Worldwide!

Refugees Nearly 50 Million Worldwide!

On June 20 each year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other international and civic organizations celebrate World Refugee Day, to shed light on the plight of millions of people who flee their homes to protect themselves and their families from conflict and persecution in their country. The United Nations’ High Commissioner, Antonio Gutteres, released on this […]

Bashar al-Assad Reelected as President

Bashar al-Assad Reelected as President

As many had expected, Bashar al-Assad was reelected president by a landslide in Syria’s 2014 elections, which took place on Tuesday. Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, Hassan al-Nouri received 4.3 percent and Maher Hajjar received 3.2 percent. Assad’s victory was announced in a televised address by Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Parliament Speaker. According to officials, […]

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