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​“Syrian youths need access to education”

Elena Isayev, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Exeter, offers us a critical examination of the concept of "migration" in our culture, and suggestions on how to help young Syrians to make the difference. The death of archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad? "A deep shock for the whole scientific community".

​First the dogs, then the Armenians

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

Ten years ago an extraordinary book was publish in France. It deals with the Armenian genocide, and has the great merit to tell in only a hundreds pages, down to the

A great coalition for Syria but Assad is the dilemma

Blocked by mutual vetoes the great powers have not been able to stop the war in Syria. Now the dilemma is whether an alliance with human rights enemies, like Assad and his men, is legitimate in order to defeat ISIS, says Marcello Flores, Professor of Comparative History and History of Human Rights at the University of Siena, who sees an agreement between US, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as the main point.

​Assassins for a place in Heaven

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim

To understand why so many Muslim youths are likely to be drawn by the syrens of IS and become eager to carry out the most nefarious murders, it is worth reading a passage of Marco Polo’s

Hrant Dink Award given to Saudi activist and Turkish LGBT rights group

Women’s rights activist Samar Badawi from Saudi Arabia and Kaos GL, an initiative that works for LGBT rights in Turkey, have been given this year's International Hrant Dink Award, dedicated to the Turkish-Armenian journalist murdered in 2007.

Thank you, Angela Merkel, thank you, Armin Wegner

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

In the Thirties, Armin Wegner, like a naif Don Quixote, lost all his battles. He reported the indifference of the German army in the Armenian genocide and he was not

Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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