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How Iraqi tribal customs rob women, girls of rights

BASRA (IRAQ) Two weeks into Mariam’s forced marriage to her cousin according to Iraqi tribal custom, she desperately doused herself in fuel, flicked on a lighter and attempted suicide by self-immolation. The 22-year-old spent three days in hospital in Iraq’s southern Misan province last summer before succumbing to her wounds, …

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At Syria camp, teenage ‘jihadi brides’ trapped between violent Islamic State fanatics and their victors

AL-HOL CAMP Rawan Aboud tried to escape Islamic State after the death of her abusive first husband, a militant killed fighting for the group. She was jailed and forced to marry another fighter. When he died, she finally fled. Now she is interned with fanatic supporters of the violent jihadist …

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‘Scared’ Muslims avoid Christchurch mosques a month after massacre

CHRISTCHURCH Four weeks on from the New Zealand mosques massacre, the Christchurch Muslim community was struggling to get worshippers to overcome their fears and return to Friday prayers. “They are still very scared,” Linwood mosque Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim told AFP. “Normally we would expect around 100, but now it’s about …

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Suicide blast targeting Shia Hazaras rips through fruit market in Pakistan’s Quetta, killing 20

QUETTA (PAKISTAN) At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan’s Quetta city, officials said. Body parts littered the scene and injured people screamed for help as black smoke cloaked …

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Snipers, starvation and death: Islamic State ‘caliphate’ ended in bloodbath

AL-HOL CAMP (SYRIA) Even when U.S. coalition air strikes and artillery paused for people to evacuate during lulls in fighting, the killing did not stop in Islamic State’s final enclave. Snipers in areas controlled by Syria’s government near the village of Baghouz picked off women and children fetching water from …

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US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy

LONDON British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador’s embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. Hours after the frail-looking Assange, with white hair and a …

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