0 Rights abuses reported, thousands flee in Iraq

Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq, on left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq’s Anbar Province.AP Thousands of people fled the Anbar province of Iraq due to heavy fighting, says the UN. The world body estimates that some 5,000 families have run…

0 NGOs call for peaceful Syria intervention

Protesters in Austin, Tx.Elizabeth Brossa US Senator John McCain is an unlikely ally for President Obama’s sales pitch to launch a military intervention in Syria. Congress has some time to decide what it will do before it reconvenes, but non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are working in and around Syria are…