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· March, 2015

Stories about War & Conflict from March, 2015

31 March 2015

Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad

Due to the No Fly Zone in Yemen, thousands of stranded Yemenis cannot return home and are stranded in airports around the world.

30 March 2015

News and Search Websites Blocked in Yemen as Conflict Escalates

Advox

Several websites, some of which include content critical of the Houthi takeover in Yemen, have been blocked by Yemen's largest ISP.

27 March 2015

Who to Follow on Yemen on the Second Day of Saudi-Led Air Strikes

Yemeni journalists, bloggers and activists are covering the current war in Yemen. Abir Ghattas takes a look at what they are saying

26 March 2015

Sudan Turns Back on Iran, Joins Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen

Sudan switched sides from being an Iranian ally, to waging war against the Houthis, Iran's allies in Yemen. Sudan joining the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi fighters, who took control...

Civilian Death Toll on the Rise as Saudi Arabia Leads Airstrikes on Yemen

The civilian death toll is on the rise in the current war waged by Saudi Arabia and its allies against the Houthis in Yemen.

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Wages War on Yemen

Online, bloggers are torn between those wanting to see the Houthis rooted out of power and those who don't want to see Yemen becoming another Iraq, Syria or Libya.

24 March 2015

American Blogger Offered Money to Publish Russian Propaganda

RuNet Echo

Ironically, Swanson and his blog actually support pro-Russian views, which seems to have made the incident doubly disappointing in his eyes.

20 March 2015

Afghan Woman Beaten to Death and Burned for Allegedly Setting a Quran on Fire

"What happened in #Kabul today was absolutely against the law, Sharia law and does NOT represent Muslims in Afghanistan."

8-Year-Old Ukrainian Girl Is War's Latest Victim

RuNet Echo

A Ukrainian armored vehicle ran onto a sidewalk on Monday, killing a eight-year-old girl in a terrible tragedy that led to rioting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Konstantinovka.

19 March 2015

Outing the Russian Military in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

A number of citizen data verification initiatives, both Ukrainian and Russian, specifically focus on tracking down information about the origins and fates of individuals fighting in Donbas.

Film Documents Alleged Human Rights Crimes by Peru's Military in the 80s

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

Nineteen People Killed in Museum Attack in Tunisia

At least 19 people, among them 17 foreigners, were killed when gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum, in downtown Tunis. Tunisians took to the streets to protest against terrorism.

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Rising Voices

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

17 March 2015

Israel’s Elections: ‘It’s Us or Them’, ‘Anyone but Bibi’ and Everything in Between

Israelis head to the polls today. While major candidates for prime minister are still making game-changing announcements, a significant portion of voters are still undecided.

16 March 2015

Israeli Bloggers Ask: Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Upcoming Israeli Elections?

Bloggers at Israeli-Palestinian online magazine +972 are wondering why Gaza is not on the agenda of any of the major political parties as Israel gears up for general elections on...

14 March 2015

Bahrain's Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Prison for ISIS Tweets

Advox

As life grows increasingly intolerable for the country's Shia majority, one of the few people prepared to defend their rights faces jail.

First #AskHamas Session Ends With ‘Some Interesting Results’

Hamas is holding a five-day Twitter session hashtagged #AskHamas. While most Western media outlets focused on the backlash the campaign generated, little attention has been paid on Hamas’ answers.

13 March 2015

Ukrainian Journalist Detained, Questioned by Russian Security Services in Crimea

RuNet Echo

Crimean FSB officials detained and questioned a journalist from Simferopol's Center for Investigative Journalism in connection with a criminal investigation on "public calls to separatism."