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7 shocking restrictions of women's rights in the world

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International Women’s Day is over, but there are millions of women in the world, who do not enjoy life to the fullest. Many women are considered inferior members of the human race, who are deprived of basic and constitutionally enshrined rights. For example, in Yemen, if a woman is a witness in a court case, which is a very rare occurrence, her testimony will be counted as only 50-percent truthful.... 

Solar-powered plane launches landmark global flight

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The Solar Impulse 2 taxis on the tarmac of al-Bateen airport in Abu Dhabi before taking off on March 9, 2015. United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a historic journey that is set to promote green energy. The aircraft called Solar Impulse 2 took off at 7:12 a.m. local time (0412 GMT) in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, on Monday and headed to the Omani capital city of Muscat as the first leg of its 12-leg... 

Algeria: Violence against women equal to 20 years in jail

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The parliament of Algeria passed a law that stipulates criminal punishment for causing bodily harm to one’s life partner. The changes in the law of the country have sparked critical reviews from Islamists. More than half of Algeria’s 462 MPs took part in the vote to adopt the bill. The law makes inflicting injury on one’s spouse punishable with up to 20 years in prison. In accordance... 

6th suspect in Nemtsov killing has blow himself up

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Three unidentified suspects detained over the killing of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov hide their faces inside the defendants’ cage at the Basmanny district court in Moscow on March 8, 2015. A sixth Muslim suspect in the recent killing of high-profile Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has blown himself up following a standoff with police in the Chechen Republic, report says. Beslan... 

ISIS bulldozes ancient Assyrian city in Iraq

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Islamic state extremists have ‘bulldozed’ an ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq near Mosul with heavy military vehicles, the country’s authorities said. This is the latest in the series of ISIS attacks against Iraqi heritage. “They [Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS)] assaulted … Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy machinery, appropriating the archaeological attractions dating... 

Assyrian Christians rally in Lebanon to protest ISIL kidnappings

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Assyrians hold placards and wave their community’s flag as they protest against ISIL abductions in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, February 28, 2015. Hundreds of Assyrian Christians have staged a rally in Lebanon to censure the recent abduction of over 200 members of the community by ISIL militants in northeastern Syria. The Christians took to the streets in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, waving their... 

Iran bombs 'mock' US Aircraft Carrier in naval drills

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Iranian navy blowing up a ‘mock’ US aircraft carrier. Iran has staged naval war games in an important sea channel, including an attack on a mock US warship. Missiles were also fired from the coast around the Strait of Hormuz, which sees a quarter of all sea-transported oil pass through it. The drills were conducted by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which were named Prophet 9. The exercises... 

Netanyahu lied about Iran's nukes - Leaked Mossad Documents

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2012 statement at the UN, in which he warned the world of Iran being too close to making a nuclear bomb, allegedly contradicted his country’s intelligence assessments, according to leaked spy documents. Netanyahu famously declared to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2012 that Iran was 70 percent of the way to completing its “plans to... 

ISIS kidnaps at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria

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The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped at least 90 Christians in northeast Syria. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that the abductions were carried out in Assyrian Christian villages near the town of Tel Tamer in the province of Hasakah. It said the Takfiri militants attacked the villages after dawn. Tel Tamer, home to the ancient Christian minority, is located in... 

Saudi cleric says Earth doesn't revolve around Sun

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A Saudi cleric has appeared in a video rejecting that Earth revolves around the sun, claiming instead that it is “stationary.” His statements have incited a fiery response on social media. When questioned by a student about whether the Earth was stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari responded with “stationary and does not move,” Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabia reported. He then... 

Netanyahu urges European Jews to move to Israel after Denmark attack

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Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, has urged European Jews to immigrate to Israel following the shooting dead of a Danish Jew outside a Copenhagen synagogue on Sunday by a Muslim extremist. Netanyahu announced the government will discuss Sunday a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish migration from Belgium, France and Ukraine and said at the start of a cabinet meeting that Israel is the... 

ISIL video, claims execution of 21 Egyptian Christians

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ISIL Takfiri terrorists have released a new video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians kidnapped in Libya following an earlier announcement of the terror act in an issue of their magazine, Dabiq. The five-minute video, released on Sunday, shows the handcuffed hostages dressed in orange jumpsuits, similar to previous ISIL victims, kneeling down along the seaside in the Libyan capital... 

Italy, Germany temporarily close embassies in Yemen

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Yemeni security forces stand guard outside the German embassy in Sana’a on February 13, 2015. Italy and Germany have temporarily closed their embassies in Yemen, following the United States, Britain and France, in reaction to alleged security concerns after the Ansarullah revolutionaries took control of the capital, Sana’a. On Friday, the Italian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying... 

Israel and Hezbollah Prepare for War

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Generals say Israel faces greatest existential threat since establishment of the state. Israel has vowed a “disproportionate” response after two IDF soldiers were killed and seven wounded by an anti-tank missile fired by Hezbollah in the Har Dov area near the Lebanon border. The apparent attack follows the killing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi during an Israeli... 

Critics slam glowing Western eulogies for 'reformer' Saudi king

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Britain’s Prince Charles, wearing a traditional Saudi attire, attends the traditional Saudi dance, known as ‘Arda’, which was performed during Janadriya culture festival at Der’iya in Riyadh, February 18, 2014. Critics are taking Western leaders to task for singing the praises of King Abdullah, the recently deceased 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Arabia, whose regime they claim... 
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