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Sporting News: Saudi Women May Soon See Athletic Opportunities

10/04/2014

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"The fight for Rights" by Exchanges Photos

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:36 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Progress towards greater gender equality continues in Saudi Arabia. Last year, King Abdullah allowed the addition of physical education programs in private schools. 2012 saw the first Saudi female athletes competing in Olympic games. And now, the Shura Council […]

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Wanted: Refuge for Women. Life Inside Syrian Refugee Camps

09/04/2014

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The Future of Syria - Birth Registration and Statelessness, by Photo Unit

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:33 a.m. DST, 10 April 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria – By every metric, the Syrian countryside is a war zone. Suburbs are subject to aerial attacks and corner stores have become foxhole retreats from city gunfights. The death toll now exceeds 150,000 lives. Massacres waged by Syrian troops and rebel […]

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Libya Declares Gaddafi Rapes as War Crimes, Paving Way for Victim Compensation

25/02/2014

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Muammar Gaddafi, Photo Courtesy of Adam Bearne

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 00:02 a.m. DST, 25 February 2014 When discussing tools of warfare, one tends to think of guns, tanks, espionage and bombs. Unfortunately though, the damaging and lasting elements of war go far beyond this list and are seldom given the attention they deserve. For instance, rape has been utilized […]

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Syria’s Newest Tool of Torture

19/02/2014

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Body of 7-year old boy killed by a Syrian Army in Dar Al Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Photo by Peacock Almntouf

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:42 p.m. DST, 19 February 2014 International partners worked for months in order to create a plan that would result in Assad ultimately handing over Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. Although Western countries and Syria-supporting countries like Russia disagreed over many factors, they finally agreed to an agenda that […]

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Steve McCurry | Through His Eyes

23/12/2013

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Palazzo Ducale, Genova by Steve McCurry, Photo Courtesy of Matteo Galiazzo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 01:48 a.m. DST, 23 December 2013 McCurry took his most recognized portrait, “Afghan Girl”, in a refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. The image itself was named as “the most recognized photograph” in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on the […]

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