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· May, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from May, 2012

Yemen: Millions Go Hungry in Ongoing Food Crisis

In Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, millions of people are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition. New figures from the World...

Turkey: Poetic Commemoration of Uludere Airstrike Victims

In December 2011 in southeastern Turkey several Turkish Airforce F-16s bombed a convoy of Turkish Kurds on mules who were engaged in border trade, apparently mistaking them for Kurdish rebels....

North Korea Denies GPS Jamming

North Korea denied that it jammed Global Positioning System (GPS) signals in the border area between North and South Korea which has caused inconvenience to commercial aviation flights. North Korea Tech blog wrote an...

Colombia: Bomb Blast Targeted at Controversial Former Minister

A bomb blast targeting former interior Minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos, a conservative lawyer and politician, left several dead and others injured. This attempt prompted thousands of reactions on social networks.

Mexicans Condemn Massacre in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon

Netizens shared their reactions after the dismal finding of 49 mutilated corpses in Cadereyta, Nuevo León, near the border with the United States.

Yemen: The #NoDrones Campaign

Yemenis have launched a campaign on Twitter to express their condemnation of the United States' drone war in Yemen. They are tweeting under the hashtag #NoDrones, and have asked non-Yemenis...

Nagorno Karabakh: Cultural Destruction and Preservation in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

During the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Azeris and Armenians were displaced. With hundreds of settlements also razed,...

Mali: Junta Aims to Take Back Control after Caretaker President's Term

Marcus Boni Teiga explains why he thinks we should not hold our collective breath for a resolution in the Malian crisis [fr]. While rumors of Captain Sanogo vying to be promoted General...

China, Philippines: Scarborough Shoal Sovereignty Tension Rises

Tension between China and the Philippines over the disputed waters of the Scarborough Shoal or Huangyan Island has been elevated, with the state-controlled Chinese media reporting that China can no...

Mali: Ansar Dine Islamists Wish to Salvage School Year in Gao

Aissata Ahmadou wrote [fr] on Maliweb.net: “The students remaining at Gao will not lose their school year. The Ansar Dine Islamists, in collaboration with a few important figures and teachers...

Guatemala: State of Siege Due to Hydroelectric Plant Conflict

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of siege in Santa Cruz Barillas, following demonstrations and clashes sparked by the death of a community leader who opposed the construction of...

India, Pakistan Missile Launches: Game Changers or Mere Posturing?

Back-to-back missile tests by India and Pakistan in April have received widespread coverage and comment, both in the mainstream media as well as on social media. Aparna Ray reports.

Syria: Revolution and Calcification

Lebanese blog Beirut Walls has written about [ar] the accusations made against the Syrian revolution in a new light. “Maybe hard water, which is very common in Lebanon, is calcifying...

Global Voices Partners with International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

Global Voices and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) in Switzerland have launched a partnership to seek out citizen voices on international relations and security issues worldwide.

North Korea Says More Satellite Launches Are Coming

North Korea Tech blog wrote about North Korean state media's claim that its satellite launch was part of a “peaceful, civilian space program” and they will launch even more into space.

Mexico: Netizens and Journalists React to the Murder of Regina Martínez

The murder of journalist Regina Martinez is considered by experts as an attack on freedom of expression and the right to information. Colleagues and citizens expressed their outrage and their...

Guatemala: Community Leader Dies in Clashes in Santa Cruz Barillas

The blog Asamblea Departamental por la Defensa del Territorio- Huehuetenango [es] published an urgent statement about the death of Santa Cruz Barillas community leader Andrés Francisco Miguel and attacks on other...

Sudan/South Sudan: Voicing Hope for #newSUDANS

In the wake of the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in July 2011 and the recent clashes between the two countries over the oil-rich region of Heglig, citizens of...

Yemen: Anger at Expansion of US Drone War

The United States has recently expanded its campaign of drone strikes in Yemen, to widespread anger and concern. Drone strikes against suspected Al Qaeda operatives have been launched under expanded...

Honduras: “Too much violence to keep track of”

Adrienne Pine explains that, “since the bold repossession of lands by thousands of campesinos around Honduras on the International Day of Peasant Struggle, there have been increasingly worrisome retaliations, so...

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