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· May, 2013

Stories about War & Conflict from May, 2013

31 May 2013

What's Going on in Michoacán, Mexico?

Is Michoacán a failed state? The state is besieged by organized crime and has lawlessness problems, with self-defence groups and in some regions with religious fanaticism. Governor Fausto Vallejo, meanwhile,...

29 May 2013

Rebels in Thailand's Troubled South Make Public Debut on YouTube

In Thailand's southern borderlands where various Muslim rebel groups have led a deadly nine-year insurgency, the majority of the violence has remained anonymous, committed without any one group coming forward...

28 May 2013

Syria Untold: Raqqa Lessons, From Freedom to Creativity in State Building

After the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Raqqa in March 2013, the city suffered a tremendous power vacuum, especially in public services. Syria Untold speaks to activists on the...

British Actor Russell Brand on Woolwich

24 May 2013

Yemen Marks Unification Anniversary as South Marches for Independence

A day before Yemen marked the 23rd anniversary of the unification of north and south to form today's Republic of Yemen, thousands gathered in South Yemen in support of independence...

22 May 2013

Update on Colombia Peace Process

14-year-old Citizen Journalist Killed Covering Clashes in Syria

Omar Qatifaan, a 14-year-old media activist, was killed while covering clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in the southern Daraa al-Ballad area of Syria near the border with Jordan.

21 May 2013

69th Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportations: Memory and Politics in Crimea

On May 18, some 30,000 people gathered at a rally in Crimea's capital Simferopol to honor the memory of the victims of the 1944 Crimean Tatar deportations and to demand...

18 May 2013

Turkey: Syrian Refugees Targeted after Reyhanlı Blasts

On May 11th, Reyhanlı [en] small Turkish town on Turkey-Syria border, was under terrorist attacks. This was the biggest terrorist attack [en] in country's 90 year-old republican history. Netizens react...

15 May 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: The Forced Exile of Palestinians

In commemoration of Nakba Day, the ‘Visualizing Palestine’ graphic team have released their latest infographic entitled “An ongoing displacement” which “quantitatively catalogues the multiple dimensions of Palestinian displacement and loss...

Mothers of Missing Mexicans Go On Hunger Strike

Mothers and other family members of the missing in Mexico have been holding a hunger strike since May 9 to demand that the government keep its promise to search for...

13 May 2013

‘Syria Untold': The Storytelling of the Syrian Revolution

Syria Untold is a new independent digital media project exploring the storytelling of the Syrian struggle and the country's diverse forms of resistance. The project will be partnering with Global...

Anonymous Hacks North Korea Again

Kyrgyzstan Celebrates, Debates Victory Day

Victory Day on May 9, marking the end of World War II, is a national holiday celebrated vibrantly in many former Soviet countries, including Kyrgyzstan. This year, Kyrgyzstani Internet users...

12 May 2013

Pakistanis Vote in Huge Numbers Despite Threats, Alleged Poll Rigging

Amid threats of terrorism and reports of rigging, determined voters in Pakistan turned out in high numbers and braved chaotic polling stations and long lines on May 11, 2013 to...

11 May 2013

Interfaith Groups: Stop Religious Violence in Myanmar

Interfaith groups in Myanmar are actively working for peace, understanding and harmony amid rising cases of violence against the minority Muslims in the country

PHOTOS: Vietnam War-Era Posters

Efraín Ríos Montt Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Guatemalan de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. The 86-year-old former General was sentenced to 80 years in prison. This landmark verdict...

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