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allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: Government Forces Commit Worst of Widespread Abuses - UN Report (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: Government Forces Commit Worst of Widespread Abuses - UN Report (Page 1 of 1): "Government soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain responsible for the country's worst human rights abuses, carrying out arbitrary executions and raping, robbing or extorting civilians, according to the latest report by the United Nations peacekeeping mission."

'Shiite Taliban' rises as British depart Basra | csmonitor.com

'Shiite Taliban' rises as British depart Basra | csmonitor.com: "Basra, Iraq - The billboard in Umm al-Broom Square was meant to advertise a cellphone service. Instead, it has become a message to those who dare to resist the rising tide of fundamentalist Islam in Iraq's second largest city. The female model's face is now covered with black paint. Graffiti scrawled below reads, 'No! No to unveiled women.'"