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Al Qaeda Affiliated Rebels Execute Al...
Raqqa, Syria
By Transterra Editor
16 Sep 2013

-Al Qaeda affiliated rebels in Syria executed two Alawite men on September 16 in the main square of the rebel-controlled city of Raqqa. Fighters from the “Islamic state of the Levant and Iraq”, a Sunni extremist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, justified the execution on the grounds that the men were “Nusaries”, a derogritory term used to describe members of the Alawite sect of Islam, from which Syrian president Bashar al-Assad hails.

When local women witnessing the execution protested the actions of the fighters, the fighters cursed the women and claimed that the men had raped women in the city of Homs. The men were subsequently executed and their bodies carted away in the back of a pick-up truck. This event has reinforced fears that Sunni extremists will try to eliminate the Alawite community of Syria if president Bashar al-Assad falls from power.

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The "After Peace" Project
Worldwide
By Mais Istanbuli
08 Jul 2013

The long way towards peace starts just after the signature of the peace agreements. This is when the complex and difficult process of building peace, memory, truth, resolution and justice for all the victims begins.

The documentaries of the ‘After Peace' project seek to analyze and explain different paths taken by various countries who suffered an armed conflict in the last quarter of the 20th century. Researchers, activists for peace and reconciliation, victims, lawyers and educators expose what has been done and ignored in their countries since the conflict ended, and talk about the long road to reconciliation.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally In ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By U.S. Editor
08 May 2013

Interviews sharing the opinions of PTI party supporters and proponents of Imran Khan for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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MAHA SHIVARATRI
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Mais Istanbuli
10 Mar 2013

Some footage in Pashupatinath (Nepal) during Maha Shivaratri. A lot of footage available, interviews of saddhus (with translation)

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THE DAY OF ASHURA IN BAHRAIN, 20 NOV,...
Al Manama, Bahrain
By Mais Istanbuli
19 Nov 2012

Ashura is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 CE).
On the 20th of November, hundreds of Bahrainis mourned the loss of Hussein.
Diverse religious groups gathered to share this memory with shiite in the Bahraini capital, the city of Al-Manama.

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MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AT THE FREEDOM ...
Bahrain, Al Manama
By Beirut Editor's Picks
04 Oct 2012

A massive demonstration was held at "Freedom Square," west of the Bahraini capital Al-Manama, on the 4th of October.

It was held under the slogan, “National Competencies Behind Bars, " and it coincided with International Teacher Day, as the President of the Teachers Association, Mahdi Abudeeb, was also arrested on charges of demonstrating.
The demonstration was organized by the opposition's political associations.
Mr. Jaffer Kadhum, a leader in the Nationalist Democratic Assembly, and Jalilah Al-Salman, the Deputy General Secretary of the Bahraini Teachers Society, gave a speech talking about the professionally qualified people who are imprisoned, such as the superior student who got shot by the Bahraini security forces, and the latest story about doctors being arrested for treating protesters.

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BAHRAIN AUTHORITIES ARRESTED DOCTORS ...
Bahrain
By Beirut Editor's Picks
02 Oct 2012

The Bahraini authorities arrested five doctors from their houses on Tuesday morning, October 2nd, on charges of treating wounded people during the demonstrations.
In a press conference for the Bahrain Human Rights Society, Dr. Safar, President of the Bahraini Association for Nursing, talked about Bahraini prisons, demanding justice.
Dr. Abdalnabi Alakari commented, "What the Bahraini regime is doing contradicts international conventions."
The lawyer, Jalila al-Sayed, participated in the conference, talking about the trial of civilians by military courts.

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THOUSANDS OF BAHRAINIS PARTICIPATE IN...
Bahrain, Al Daih
By Beirut Editor's Picks
02 Oct 2012

Thousands of Bahraini people participated today in the funeral of the youth Mohammed Ali Mushaima (23 years old) at Aldaih village - west of the capital Manama. Mushaima passed away in custody after his deteriorated medical condition was neglected by the prison administration.

Mohammed was arrested from the hospital by the army last year while he was receiving his treatment of sickle cell disease. He was sentenced for 7 years. He complained from a sickle cell disease crisis a few day ago and the prison administration neglected his complaints. He was shifted to Salmaniya medical complex and died there Tuesday morning.

The thousands of mourners that attended the funeral, shouted angrily against the King Hamad and the royal family condemning them for the death of the detained protester.

This new crime is only 3 days after killing a child at Saddad village -western south of the capital Manama- by attacking him through shotgun from a very close distance. These human rights violations came only few days after the Geneva session where the Bahraini regime accepted the international community recommendations.

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BAHRAINI OPPOSITION PARTIES - Beirut ...
Bahrain,Karbabad
By Beirut Editor's Picks
22 Sep 2012

Thousands of Bahrainis gathered in the Bahraini capital Al Manama to demand the shift towards democracy and chanted, emphasizing the continuation of the popular struggle to demand freedom and dignity.
Bahrainis filled Karbabad Coast region adjacent to the capital on Saturday afternoon (September 22, 2012) during a festival held by the Bahraini opposition forces (Wifaq, Wa’ed, National Assembly, Assembly Unionist, The National Fraternity) under the slogan, "Democracy is our demand.”

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BAHRAINI OPPOSITION DELEGATION IN GEN...
Geneva
By Beirut Editor's Picks
19 Sep 2012

Al Ahli’s delegation explained that the Bahraini authorities present a real dilemma to the public because of their lack of seriousness in fulfilling their obligations. This became clear through the intervention of major countries such as the United States and Britain, and the intervention of civil society organizations, which demanded that the government release detainees and allow public demonstrations while protecting the activists.

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BAHRAIN, ALAHLI HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATI...
Bahrain
By Beirut Editor's Picks
17 Sep 2012

Al Ahli human rights delegation’s activities started on Monday evening with the participation of human rights organizations.
Participants alleged that the Bahraini regime supporters tried to sabotage the meeting.
The organizers dragged an Al Arabia reporter out of the room, supposedly due to his nervous behavior.

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MASSIVE CONGREGATION FOR THE BAHRAINI...
Bahrain Sitra
By Beirut Editor's Picks
14 Sep 2012

massive congregation for the Bahraini opposition in Sitra island, south of the capital under the title:
" Bahraini children in jail " In protest against the detention of 80 children by the Bahraini authorities while schools are about to start a new academic year.

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Damascus
Damascus, Syria
By Transterra Editor
04 Jul 2012

„A little bit of Damascus“ is a film, which shows another face of Damascus, than it use to be presented nowadays. It was filmed in summer 2012 in the streets of Old Damascus. It shows its people, streets and monuments like Umayyad mosque or Khan As´ad Pasha. The main part of the video belongs to Ayman al-Ouf, who has a shop with wooden mosaic boxes. During the film he speaks two funny stories about Damascus. The first story is about two men who used to smoke hashish and earned a lot of money only because they created imaginery person of sheikh al-Zengi, who was originally insect. The second one is about Abu Ezzat al-Bagajati and his servant, who were known for their sense of humour. There is also third story which is about Old Damascus and prophets who are buried there or visited the city. The video has unusual edition because on the screen can be one till four shots in the same time. First four minutes are black-and-white, then it is coloured.

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Summer in Damascus
Damascus, Syria
By Transterra Editor
04 Jul 2012

"A little bit of Damascus" is a film, which shows another face of Damascus, than is usually seen. It was filmed in summer 2012 in the streets of Old Damascus. It shows its people, streets and monuments like Umayyad mosque or Khan As´ad Pasha. The main part of the video belongs to Ayman al-Ouf, who has a shop with wooden mosaic boxes. During the film he speaks two funny stories about Damascus. The first story is about two men who used to smoke hashish and earned a lot of money only because they created imaginery person of sheikh al-Zengi, who was originally insect. The second one is about Abu Ezzat al-Bagajati and his servant, who were known for their sense of humour. There is also third story which is about Old Damascus and prophets who are buried there or visited the city. The video has unusual edition because on the screen can be one till four shots in the same time. First four minutes are black-and-white, then it is coloured.