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Volume 45, Number 3
  
15 July 2015
J.D. Conor Mauro




A Ukrainian refugee gives water to her daughter in a hostel run by rebels in the center of Donetsk. (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Bulent Kilic)

UNICEF appeals for restoration of water facilities for 1.3 million Ukrainians (U.N. News Center) With only 60 percent of the pre-conflict water supply capacities still functioning in Ukraine, some 1.3 million people are struggling to cope with a “serious water crisis” because of damaged or destroyed water lines, forcing many families to travel with buckets to working wells in neighboring villages, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today…

How a Chechen from Georgia became a feared leader of ISIS (The Intercept) Temur Batirashvili, father of one of the most notorious leaders of the Islamic State, is a Christian, as were his ancestors. He has three sons, all of whom converted to Islam, against their father’s wishes. Temur blames himself; when the children grew up he was rarely at home, traveling for work all over Russia. He had to support his family…

Hungarians rally against fence to keep out migrants (Reuters) A thousand people demonstrated in downtown Budapest on Tuesday against a fence Hungary is building along its border with Serbia to keep out an accelerating flow of migrants entering from the south…

Anti-Arab racism up after Gaza war and election campaign, report says (Haaretz) The summer Gaza war and winter election campaign increased the incidence of racism in Israel, including anti-Arab acts, the group the Coalition Against Racism said Tuesday. The report was due to be presented at the Knesset at an event launching a parliamentary caucus against racism. Facebook and the Internet in general have been a locus for racism, but the report discusses both physical and verbal incidents, including racism in Knesset bills and comments by elected officials…



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