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Despite DNA evidence being used to document the horror that occurred 15 years ago with the massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim males, there appears to be a growing number of Bosnia Serbs who deny the gravity of the slaughter and maintain that the genocide is nothing more than a plot engineered an international cabal.

“Though there had been a decade of progress in Bosnia after the 1995 peace accord ended the war, the country has been moving steadily backward over the past 10 years. Bosnian Serb denial of the Srebrenica massacre is growing. Bosnian Muslim resentment of that denial is simmering. Violence erupted at the 20th-anniversary commemoration,” reports David Rohde in The Atlantic.

In recent celebrations, Serbian Prime Minister Alexander Vucic was targeted by young men who threw stones at him.

Also In The Atlantic — A roundtable discussion examines potential alternatives to the Iran deal.

Arab States Choose The Devil They Know
Ahmed Rashid has an article in The Spectator in which he explains why Arab states are falling in line behind al Qaeda, rather than ISIS, as the brutal regime of Syrian dictator Bashir al Assad nears its end.

“If the answer is not the five-dozen moderates trained by the Pentagon, it will be one of the two extremist militias who control the most territory in Syria: Isis and al-Qa’eda (called by its local name Jabhat al-Nusra). A horrible choice, you might argue, but for many it’s the only choice,” says Rashid, who says the reason for their support is that they regard it as a safer bet than Isis.

Agreement Reached On Financing At Global Development Conference
Last week, an agreement to generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges was reached at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda that world leaders are expected to adopt this September. The agreement was reached by the 193 UN Member States attending the Conference.

“The Addis Ababa Action Agenda is a major step forward in building a world of prosperity and dignity for all,” Ban said in a statement after the deal was concluded.

Related Information: A report released in 2014 by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank in December last year observed that while humanitarian assistance has kept many people alive, it has also left large numbers stuck in aid dependency.

“Lawrence Of Arabia” Is Textbook On US Policy In Middle East
It might be a fictional account, but “Lawrence of Arabia” still speaks truths about the West’s relationship to the Middle East

 

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