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Chinese NGO accuses ‘warmongering’ US of violating human rights in the Middle East

  • The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), a Chinese NGO, accused the United States of committing human rights violations in a report published on Tuesday titled “U.S. commits serious crimes of violating human rights in the Middle East and beyond."
  • The CSHRS listed some of the supposed violations the U.S. committed while at war in the Middle East, including crimes against humanity, war crimes and the torture of prisoners.
  • The report claimed the U.S. caused "direct, serious and lasting damage" to locals after launching the Gulf War (1990-1991), the Afghanistan War (2001-2021) and the Iraq War (2003-2011), among others.
  • The NGO also accused the U.S. of creating a “humanitarian disaster rarely seen throughout the world” after becoming involved in the Syrian War and the Libyan War.
  • Besides war, the CSHRS accused the U.S. of “turning a blind eye to the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic” by continuing to impose unilateral sanctions on Syria, Iran and other nations, which in turn makes it more challenging for these places to acquire medical supplies to combat the virus.
  • “The nature of American hegemony and the barbarity, cruelty and perniciousness of its power politics have been completely exposed, and the people of the world have a better understanding of the hypocrisy and deception of the American democracy and the American human rights,” the report concluded.

The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), a Chinese NGO, accused the United States of committing human rights violations in the Middle East in a report published on Tuesday.

In the report titled “U.S. commits serious crimes of violating human rights in the Middle East and beyond,” the CSHRS listed some of the supposed violations the U.S. committed while at war in the Middle East, including crimes against humanity, war crimes and the torture of prisoners.

Kuwaiti Instagram Star Sparks Outrage for Complaining That Filipino Workers Get A Day Off

A social media influencer from Kuwait has sparked outrage online after criticizing new laws that seek to provide better conditions for the Filipino domestic helpers working in her country.

Instagram star Sondos Alqattan, who has more than 2 million followers, recently posted a video in which she ranted against reforms introduced in May, Inquirer reports. 

Maid Helplessly Dangles From High-Rise Window as Boss Stands There Filming

A video of a homeowner who refused to help her maid from falling off the 7th-floor window of a high-rise apartment building in Kuwait is now making the rounds in social media.

In the infuriating footage, the house helper can be first seen dangling outside the apartment window, while the employer watchesfrom the inside, recording everything as the maid cries for help, SCMP reports.

Disney Makes the Right Choice on How to Cast the Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

Disney seems to (thankfully) be making sure whitewashing won’t be an issue for its upcoming live-action adaptation of “Aladdin”.

If the casting call’s header, which simply states, “These characters are Middle Eastern,” is any indication, it appears the production is making an effort in driving the movie in the right direction — much like how the live-action version of “Mulan” is being handled.

Iran Becomes the First Country to Completely Ban Pokémon Go

Iran is the first country to officially ban Pokémon Go for unspecified “security concerns.” The decision was made by the country’s High Council of Virtual Spaces, the body responsible for overseeing the nation’s online activity.

Iranian officials reportedly contacted Niantic Inc. developers before placing the nationwide ban last week. According to The Guardian, Pokémon Go may not have been banned had the game’s creators accommodated Iranian officials’ requests. Authorities wanted data servers transferred inside the country and certain locations in the game excluded, citing security reasons.