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United States Investigating Syrian War Crimes

United States Investigating Syrian War Crimes

The United States is collecting information on possible war crimes by Syrian security forces amid a violent crackdown on opposition demonstrators, a senior Obama administration official claimed Friday.

Saudi Women Protest Driving Restrictions

Saudi Women Protest Driving Restrictions

Saudi Arabian women are slated to come out in protest of the fatwa- or religious decree, forbidding women from driving this Friday. The decree has sparked a major debate in the Muslim world, as many theologians argue there is no evidence in the Qur’an that female drivers are haram, or sinful. Guiding the protest is [...]

Bahrain Student Jailed for Reciting Poetry in Public

A 20-year-old woman who recited verses critical of Bahrain’s rulers and later professed she was beaten in jail was sentenced to a year in prison, as part of the kingdom’s crackdown on Shia protesters calling for increased rights.

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