Daily Archives: February 11, 2016

UK | Egypt must look into all reports of torture, not just the death of Giulio Regeni

As members of the wider academic community of which Giulio Regeni was a part, we were deeply saddened to learn of his death (Italian student’s death in Cairo was ‘inhuman’, 8 February). Our community has been enriched by his presence. We are diminished by the loss of a young researcher whose work tackled questions that are vitally important to our understanding of contemporary Egyptian society. Our thoughts go out first of all to his family and friends at this acutely painful moment.

Israel | Ukraine backtracks on Babi Yar plans amid accusations of Holocaust revisionism

Kurdish forces seize the Mennagh Military Airport

The predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) – in close coordination with Jaysh Al-Thuwwar of the Syrian Democratic Forces – have established full control over the Mennagh Military Airport and 3 nearby villages after a 48 hour battle with the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).