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· June, 2014

Stories about War & Conflict from June, 2014

30 June 2014

Two Killed as Egypt's Government Fails to Notice Militant Group's Blatant Bombing Warning Online

Egyptian police came under fire after failing to act on a terror threat posted online, with the location of today's bomb explosions, which killed two officers.

Ukrainian Rebels Worry that Putin Will Repeat Milošević's Mistakes

RuNet Echo

Eastern Ukraine’s rebel military commander warns that Putin might be repeating Slobodan Milošević’s wartime mistakes, though not in the way you might be thinking.

Attacks Against Muslims Continue In Sri Lanka

27 June 2014

In Syria We Have All Become Killers

The Bridge

What do you feel when the security checkpoint where your mother was killed is destroyed in a bombing?

26 June 2014

Propaganda Wars: Russian Twitter Account Takes on American “Progress” in Iraq

RuNet Echo

Someone writing in Russian has issued the latest Internet challenge to the US government, launching a Twitter account parodying Washington's "counter-propaganda" feed about events in Ukraine.

25 June 2014

What Would Buddha Do? Not Attack Sri Lankan Muslims, Buddhists Say

Hardline Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena's anti-Muslim rhetoric has fueled deadly riots in Sri Lanka. The group is vocal, but Buddhists are speaking out against them on and offline.

23 June 2014

‘Happy’ in Thailand? How the Coup Regime Is Still Suppressing Democracy

Advox

Mass media is being censored, Facebook is under fire and even the Hunger Games salute has been outlawed. Are Thais truly "happy" under the military regime?

21 June 2014

ISIS Advances in Iraq Echoed in Bahrain

Bahrain government spokesman Sameera Rajab takes to Twitter to describe the ISIS advances in Iraq as a "revolution against the injustice and oppression."

Why Some People in Mexico Are Happy to See Michoacán’s Governor Resign

The Governor of Michoacan, a Mexican state besieged by violence, announced he will retire for health reasons.

Syrian Man Turns Artillery into Art

Douma, Syria-based artist Akram Abu al-Fawz turns missile and rocket shells into art objects and ornaments.

19 June 2014

Tajik Government Silent on “Disappeared” Global Voices Contributor

Tajik authorities have allegedly paraded University of Toronto researcher Alexander Sodiqov, who disappeared three days ago, on television in an apparent attempt to discredit him and an opposition politician.

18 June 2014

9 Quietly Profound Photos From Kyrgyzstan That Foreshadow Central Asia's Water Wars

By 2030, nearly half the world’s population will inhabit areas of “high water stress."

Tajik Authorities Detain Global Voices Contributor

Former Global Voices Central Asia Editor Alexander Sodiqov was detained by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan while conducting research for his PhD thesis. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

17 June 2014

Journalist: Colombia's President Was Reelected Because He Campaigned on Peace

Do You Know About the Deadly Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka? Not If You're Reading Local Media

Clashes between extremist Buddhists and Muslims have left at least four people dead, but Sri Lanka's mainstream media isn't giving the situation much coverage.

16 June 2014

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

On May 16, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a preliminary accord on the third of five negotiating points in their peace talks: illicit drugs.

14 June 2014

Social Media Sites Unblocked in Iraq, But is the Worst Yet to Come?

"Apparently blockage of social media sites were removed now in #Iraq, the fear is that the Gov is getting ready 2 cut the Internet," tweets Mohamed Najem.

13 June 2014

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are Blocked in Iraq

Advox

Local media and at least one ISP are reporting that the Ministry of Communications ordered Internet providers to shut down Google and social media sites, fearing security risks.

10 June 2014

Heartbreak for Ibrahim and Djouma in the Central African Republic

Islamic Militants Seize Control of Mosul, Second Largest Iraqi City

Iraq's second largest city Mosul fell into the hands of Islamist militants today (June 10). Reports say the militants are from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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