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Assad to destroy chemical weapons ‘in a year

Assad to destroy chemical weapons ‘in a year

Sep 19, – The Syrian president has repeated his vow to destroy his chemical weapons, this time in an interview with US broadcaster Fox News. However, undertaking the costly project would require a lot of time and money, he added. In his second interview with a US broadcaster this year, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reiterated […]

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Burkini swimsuit is ‘compromise,’ says German court

Burkini swimsuit is ‘compromise,’ says German court

Sep 11, – A teenage Muslim girl adverse to swimming lessons with boys has lost her appeal before Germany’s top administrative court. Judges have ruled that the wearing of a full-length “burkini” swimsuit satisfies Muslim norms. A top German appeals court in Leipzig ruled on Wednesday that female Muslim pupils should take part in swimming […]

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UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

Aug 01, BAGHDAD — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Violence has been on the rise all […]

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