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  • In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe

    In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe
    Abu Karar, an eager Shiite Muslim militiaman, is willing to fight alongside the Iraqi army against Islamic State militants. But he is not counting on the army for much support in battle.
  • Bangladesh war crimes panel sentences Islamist leader to death, prompts protests

    DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced the chief of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party to death on Wednesday for crimes against humanity, including genocide, torture and rape, during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The...

    Islamic State releases 25 kidnapped Kurdish children

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents freed 25 Kurdish school children on Wednesday, the last of more than 150 children kidnapped in May to be released, a Kurdish official and a rights group said. The hardline Sunni Muslim group, which has fought...

    Cuba hasn't earned embargo's end

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Sunday, Oct. 26: In October 1960, the United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products. That was the beginning of a...

    Report sheds light on misery of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    Report sheds light on misery of kidnapped Nigerian girls
    In a disturbing look at the abuses endured by 219 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents, a report issued Monday describes victims being forced to convert to Islam and marry their captors, being raped and made to cook, clean, carry...