Israeli military officer distributed a religious booklet urging soldiers to show no mercy to their enemies

Israeli military officer distributed a religious booklet

urging soldiers to show no mercy to their enemies

 

JERUSALEM, Jan 28 — The Israeli military says it has “severely reprimanded” an officer for distributing a religious booklet urging soldiers to show no mercy to their enemies.

The unidentified officer handed out the booklet to troops during Israel’s fierce three-week military incursion in the Gaza Strip.

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Irrawaddy:Rohingya Migrants Taken to Thai Court

By AMBIKA AHUJA / AP WRITER

RANONG — A group of 62 barefoot, disheveled Rohingya migrants facing illegal entry charges in a Thai court Wednesday pleaded not to be sent back to Burma where they said they were beaten, whipped and warned not to return by soldiers.

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Human trafficking: Take allegations seriously

Human trafficking: Take allegations seriously

I refer to the Malaysiakini

report Uniformed officials accused of trafficking Burmese

Suaram is concerned that the Malaysian government is taking lightly the issue of the allegations that government officials are involved in human trafficking of migrants and refugees.

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Bill’s millions

   Bill’s millions

 

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 – Former President Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, according to financial documents filed by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Obama’s tone to Muslim world was striking although short on substance

Obama’s tone to Muslim world was striking although short on substance

 

JAN 28 – Americans are not your enemy, president tells Arabic cable TV network al-Arabiya Link to this video Barack Obama’s attitude to the Arab and Muslim world has been under the microscope since he won the election last November, so his first formal interview from the White House for an Arabic TV channel was an important moment.

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AP:More Rohingya reach Thailand, claim attacked by Myanmar navy

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Thai navy has detained a boat filled with 78 illegal migrants, many of whom had lacerations and burns they said were inflicted by Myanmar soldiers, authorities said Tuesday.

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AP:More Rohingya reach Thailand, claim attacked by Myanmar navy

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Thai navy has detained a boat filled with 78 illegal migrants, many of whom had lacerations and burns they said were inflicted by Myanmar soldiers, authorities said Tuesday.

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