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· August, 2013

Stories about War & Conflict from August, 2013

14 August 2013

Egypt: “I Literally Felt a Bullet Pass Over my Shoulder”

Egyptian photojournalist Mosa'ab Elshamy was shot at, had a bullet fly over his shoulder, and had his equipment stolen as he ventured into Rabaa Al Adawiya today.

Coptic Churches Burnt in Egypt

On social media, many suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood has been fanning the flames of sectarianism, pitting Muslim against Christian, resulting in today's unprecedented wide-scale attacks.

Journalists Covering Egypt Shot At, Arrested and Threatened

"We just got shot at by birdshot trying to get into the Rabaa sit-in, crouching behind car," tweets Bel Trew, from Cairo, Egypt.

13 August 2013

Eid Terror in Yemen Amidst US Drone Strikes

The US sent drones to kill unsuspecting Yemenis, referred to as "suspected militants" over Eid, the celebration the culminates the end of the holy month of fasting - Ramadhan.

10 August 2013

“They have Killed Eid in Iraq”

This Ramadan marked one of the deadliest months in Iraq. Around 17 bomb explosions across the country have left 91 dead and 323 injured tonight. And the number of victims...

6 August 2013

Syrian Pianist Malek Jandali: “We Need Freedom for True Art”

Dictators fear the soft power that can transform people’s mind, which is why they target artists and intellectuals. Syrian musician Malek Jandali speaks out

Bangladesh Court Disqualifies Jamaat-e-Islami Party from Elections

The ruling comes as the party faced mounting criticism for its opposition to Bangladesh's independence and its top members implicated in war crimes.

4 August 2013

Pregnant Woman, Husband Charged in Teen's Brutal Murder in China

Hu Yixuan, a 17-year-old student nurse, was allegedly lured to her death by a pregnant woman asking for help.

2 August 2013

Mali Looks for Fresh Start with Presidential Race Down to Two

Former Prime Minister Ibrahima Boubacar Keita and challenger Soumaïla Cissé will face off in a second round of elections.