Part one: takes a look at Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, if any. When the United States invaded Afghanistan, the liberation of Afghan women was used as a rallying cry to garner public support. After nearly 15 years at war, and hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars [continue reading].
This New Sentence Reverses An Earlier Ruling of Four Years In Jail and 800 Lashes. A new judge sentenced a man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group about a book of his poetry. Fayadh’s sentence was [continue reading].
Ali al-Nimr was just seventeen-years-old when the Arab Spring reached Saudi Arabia in the year 2011, a country tightly controlled by its royal family. “With all the enthusiasm of youth, Ali joined people in the streets calling for reform,” his parents said. But [continue reading].
While in New York, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s candidacy for election to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member for a two-year term that begins in 2021. Canada is committed to playing a positive and constructive role [continue reading].
In October 1966, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale organised the Black Panther Party in Oakland, USA, in response to police violence, and inspired by Malcolm X’s call to “freedom, by any means necessary.” At its inception on October 15, 1966, the Black Panther [continue reading].
“Russian-backed offensives by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo province and elsewhere in the country over the past two weeks were aided by internationally banned cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch reported on Monday.” said Samuel [continue reading].
In the midst of a heated federal election campaign, a Canadian journalist who fought terror charges in Egypt for nearly two years will be returning to Canada with a clear message for all parties vying to form the next government – Ottawa needs to do more to help citizens [continue reading].
Freed journalist Mohamed Fahmy cannot wait to return to Canada to thank those whose advocacy he says helped him secure the pardon granted Wednesday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “I really… can’t wait to show my wife what Canada’s all [continue reading].
VICE News is pleased to confirm two of our journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury have been released from a Turkish prison and have returned to the UK. Both are in good health and spirits, but they — and everyone else at VICE News — remain extremely concerned for [continue reading].
Writing for ITV News, actor Sir Patrick Stewart says Bob Cole’s death shows why assisted dying must be a fundamental right for us all. He Writes: I had always been a supporter of assisted dying, but I became a campaigner after a horrifying event. My life-long friend’s [continue reading].
Violence and insecurity have continued to affect population movements in northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday (July 21, 2015). In Cameroon’s remote Far North Region, a steady flow of Nigerian refugees are moving from the [continue reading].