Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad urges world to fight genocide

Nadia Murad speaking in Washington after winning the Nobel Peace prize last week. (AFP)
Updated 08 October 2018
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad urges world to fight genocide

WASHINGTON: Iraqi Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad called on Monday for the world to do more to fight genocide and sexual violence.
In her first news conference since accepting the award she said she feels obligated to use her voice to defend the rights of persecuted people around the world.
The 25-year-old Murad was among thousands of young women from the Yazidi minority who were kidnapped and enslaved in 2014 by Daesh. She says she is honored to be a Nobel recipient, but says much more needs to be done to help Yazidis forced from their homes.
Murad was speaking at the National Press Club in Washington.
She was awarded the peace price Friday along with Dr. Denis Mukwege of Congo.


Arab League sends out invites to Arab states to attend summit called by King Salman

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Arab League sends out invites to Arab states to attend summit called by King Salman

The Arab League has sent out invitations to Arab leaders to hold an emergency Arab summit, called by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, to be held in Makkah on May 30 to discuss the attacks on commercial ships.

Two oil pump stations were attacked earlier this week in Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, just days after four commercial ships were sabotaged off the coast of the UAE.  

The Council of the League will discuss the immolations of the attacks to regional and international peace, as well as the stability of the oil markets.