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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Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 21:33 p.m. DST, 5 April 2014 MUMBAI, India – On Friday, three men convicted of two different 2013 rape cases were sentenced to death by hanging. The heavy sentence and relatively speedy conviction are thanks to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Mohammed Kasim Sheikh, Salim Ansari, and […]
Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:35 p.m. DST, 04 April 2014 CAIRO – In Egypt’s chaotic political climate, the most basic freedoms are granted one moment and abolished the next, not unlike the seasonal implementation and suspension of the nation’s Constitution. The same Society of Muslim Brotherhood members that were freely elected into public […]
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 […]
Sex for sale from Moldova to Dubai. Mimi Chakarova tells a powerful story through photos and in the words of the victims of this heinous crime. The booming “Sex Tourism” industry is no longer a threat to women and children in remote, impoverished countries, it is a plague that is infecting all countries. The men and women who abuse and use other human beings for their own sexual gratification do not live in isolation. They could be and probably are someone to whom you are married and sleep with, or with whom you work or attend religious functions, or who educates your children. We must be more vigilant in trying to stem the tide of this worldwide crisis.