• Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State
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    Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State

    After taking control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, In March of 2013. The Islamic State or IS A group formally known as ISIS Has also taken over the role of governing every aspect of daily life. Under the strict interpretations of Sharia. These Islamic laws cover everything from High crimes, to civil disagreements to economics, and even personal behavior. Such as, diet, prayer and public appearance. Now what was once a very Westernized city. Is patrolled 24 hours a day by armed men known as the Hisbah. That travel throughout the city enforcing their mandate.

  • Video as Evidence: A WITNESS guide for citizens, activists, and lawyers
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    Video as Evidence: A WITNESS guide for citizens, activists, and lawyers

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  • Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa
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    Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

    If you zoom in to Morocco, you’ll see a tiny wedge of land that stands out from its surroundings. This little bit of land is surrounded by one of the most fortified borders on the planet. Right outside the border you’ll find makeshift forest camps, where people spend their days and nights evading the police and preparing to rush the border, usually in large groups, with hopes of jumping over and stepping foot on this land. This peculiar scene plays out because this piece of land, while in the continent of Africa, is actually a piece of Europe. This small piece of land is called Melilla. It’s one of two…

  • Civilian Contractor Update on Syria
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    Civilian Contractor Update on Syria

    Hi I’m Brian Wiklendt coming to you from Garfinkel Schwartz in our Maitland Florida office. We also have offices in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Today I’d like to give you an update on world conflicts in key war zones. What we want to do is figure out for you where U.S. troops might be sent in 2017 because that’s a strong indicator of where civilian contractors will be working. We always recommend you look at the Global Conflict Tracker website online. Of course you can call us to ask questions and we’ll do our best to get you answers. Let’s start with Syria which is a very violent, very complicated and…

  • News Wrap: Democracy supporters in Hong Kong form human chain extending 25 miles
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    News Wrap: Democracy supporters in Hong Kong form human chain extending 25 miles

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The government of Brazil moved to deploy troops tomorrow to rein in raging wildfires across the Amazon rain forest. William Brangham reports. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Large parts of the Amazon are being engulfed in record-breaking flames. More than 9,500 fires have broken out this past week. Today, under increasing pressure to address the crisis, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro talked of sending in the army, saying — quote — “That’s the plan.” He had conceded yesterday that the situation is dire, and that his government lacked the resources to fight it. JAIR BOLSONARO, Brazilian President (through translator): The Ministry of Justice can send 40 men…