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Argentina: Marita Veron sex trafficking case triggers violent protest

Argentina: Marita Veron sex trafficking case triggers violent protest

Dec 19, – A court in Argentina has convicted 10 people for the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of Marita Veron, who has been missing since 2002. The court in north-western Tucuman province overturned a 2012 ruling which had acquitted all 13 defendants in the case of human trafficking. Ms Veron’s mother, Susana Trimarco, had appealed […]

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Saudi Arabia is reassessing ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia is reassessing ban on women drivers

Nov 27, – Riyadh: Saudi authorities are reassessing a controversial ban on the right for women to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom, activists said on Wednesday, citing the interior minister. “Rest assured that the issue is being discussed, and expect a good outcome,” Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef said, according to Aziza Al Yousuf who met […]

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Pakistan to try ex-general Pervez Musharraf for treason

Pakistan to try ex-general Pervez Musharraf for treason

Nov 17, – Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is to be put on trial on allegations of treason. The charges are in connection with his decision six years ago to impose military rule in the country. Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is to be put on trial on allegations of treason. The charges are in […]

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News Update: Monster Typhoon Haiyan batters Philippines with winds of 195mph

News Update: Monster Typhoon Haiyan batters Philippines with winds of 195mph

Nov 08, – MANILA, Philippines The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country’s central region of island provinces. Four people died. Telephone lines appeared down as it was difficult to get through to the landfall site 405 […]

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Turkey to separate males and females in dorms

Turkey to separate males and females in dorms

Nov 05, – Turkey’s prime minister says that male and female students will be segregated in university dorms and student homes. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s on Tuesday rejected accusations that his government was interfering in citizens’ lifestyles but said his conservative party has a duty toward parents. The issue is a sensitive one in Turkey which […]

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Christians mourn Cairo shooting at church that killed 4

Christians mourn Cairo shooting at church that killed 4

Oct 22, CAIRO — The elderly, silver-haired Christian could hardly speak Monday, sitting stunned in a church where the evening before, suspected Islamic militants on a motorcycle sprayed his family’s wedding party with automatic weapons fire, killing his son, his wife’s sister and two granddaughters aged 8 and 12. “It’s God’s will. They are always […]

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Kuwait denies replacing Saudi Arabia at UN Security Council

Kuwait denies replacing Saudi Arabia at UN Security Council

Oct 20, – Manama: Kuwaiti diplomats have denied media reports that Kuwait would supplant Saudi Arabia at the United Nations Security Council. Riyadh last week said that it rejected its rotating Security Council seat hours after winning it, saying that the council was incapable of ending wars and resolving conflicts in the Middle East. Reports […]

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