Why Aleppo is so important in Syria
It's been ravaged by violence for years, and if Aleppo falls now it could mark a turning point in Syria's civil war.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:20:07 GMT
US and Russia meet to discuss the war's end
The US and Russia's top diplomats are meeting to discuss ways to end the bombing of Aleppo, allow safe passage of those who want to flee the war-torn northern Syrian city and deliver humanitarian aid to its remaining residents, according to senior State Department officials.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:19:21 GMT
7-year-old in Aleppo tweets she's 'trapped by bombs'
The family of a 7-year-old girl who has captured the world's imagination with her heartbreaking tweets from Aleppo says the Syrian army has taken control of their area of the city.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:44:39 GMT
7.8-quake hits near Solomon Islands
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has hit close to the Solomon Islands, according to the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for Hawaii.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:42:09 GMT
Marriage rape law to be abolished
Lebanese lawmakers on Wednesday took the first step to overturn a law that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims. The move came a day after protesters wearing fake-blood-stained wedding gowns confronted lawmakers just steps away from Parliament in the capital Beirut.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:35:06 GMT
Female genital mutilation is now a felony here
Egypt has brought into effect an amended law that toughens penalties on those who perform female genital mutilation, a practice that reportedly affects over 90% of Egyptian women, the health ministry announced.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:14:59 GMT
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