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ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Futurei
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June 27, 2014 3:00 AM
The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Future

Published June 26, 2014

The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

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From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

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#Migrants- Crisis on the Seas
The US military has begun conducting maritime surveillance flights off the west coast of Malaysia, supporting efforts to search for thousands of migrants believed stranded at sea. Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in thousands of migrants, potentially heading off refugee crisis in SE Asia. Meanwhile, the US is criticizing Myanmar’s, also known as Burma, treatment of the Rohingya, as they pile onto boats to escape persecution. All of this mirrors what is happening on the Mediterranean, where thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to make their way across troubled waters, only to be turned away. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at perception, policy and the potential solutions. 

GUESTS
Brigadier Martin Xuereb:
Migrant Offshore Aid Station  [Malta]
John Sifton: Director of Advocacy for Asia, Human Rights Watch [Washington DC]
Francine Uenuma: Save the Children [Fairfield, Connecticut]
Niels Frenzen: USC School of Law, @MigrantsAtSea [Los Angeles]