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hostility

[hostil′itē]
Etymology: L, hostilis, hostile
an emotional state characterized by enmity toward others and a desire to harm those at whom the antagonism is directed. The hostility may be expressed passively and actively.

hostility

(hŏ-stĭl′ĭ-tē)
The manifestation of anger, animosity, or antagonism in a situation in which such a reaction is unwarranted. Hostility may be directed toward oneself, others, or inanimate objects. It is almost always a symptom of depression.
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Any party engaged in military or para-military hostilities in Syria, other than "Daesh", "Jabhat al-Nusra", or other terrorist organizations designated by the UN Security Council will indicate to the Russian Federation or the United States, as co-chairs of the ISSG, their commitment to and acceptance of the terms for the cessation of hostilities by no later than 12:00 (Damascus time) on February 26, 2016.
153) As Part III shows, IHL, seeking to prevent the abuse of government authority in war time, restricts the ability of States to manipulate the determination of the end of hostilities and thus the moment when the obligation to release attaches.
The results show that Pakistan had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion, and Egypt had the highest level of government restrictions on religion.
He explained that the "main purpose of the deployment of UNIFIL is to help the parties to cease hostilities," adding that if a radical change in the situation occurred on the ground, the UN Security Council would be the only side capable of addressing the issue.
In an effort to bring clarity and consistency of application to this area of international humanitarian law (IHL), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) published its Interpretative Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities Under International Humanitarian Law (Guidance) in May 2009.
These trends have emphasised the importance of having clear guidance to distinguish peaceful civilians from members of organised armed groups and civilians taking a direct part in hostilities.
Israel's social hostilities score includes acts of religion-related terrorism and religion-related war, as well as hostilities within and between religious groups in Israeli society," said Pew researcher Brian Grim.
The act defines an enemy combatant as "a person who has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States" or anyone who "has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant" by a tribunal set up by the President or the Secretary of Defense.
In the wild, hostilities break out at borders between dense colonies, each made up of genetically identical anemones.
During the period leading up to the Constitution's ratification, the power to initiate hostilities and to control the escalation of conflict had long been understood to rest in the hands of the executive branch," claims the document.
In his case study of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo where ma or conservation efforts were under way when the hostilities intensified, Andrew Plumptre discusses the importance of junior staff members, who often have the ability and the will to hold together conservation efforts even under extreme and dangerous situations.
Many residents were hopeful that escalating hostilities against troops by those believed to be Saddam loyalists would now subside and that the end of fighting might be in sight, months after the official end of major combat was declared on May 1.