The Taliban execute women for wearing tight clothes

Punished for speaking their minds, going to school or leaving the house alone – life for women under the Taliban is historically brutal. Fundamentalist Islamist group the Taliban are regaining power in Afghanistan and there's a terrifying chance they could re-introduce barbaric rules for women and girls. The terrorist organisation tend to adopt a very strict interpretation of Sharia law,

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France urges end to boycott of French goods as Macron defends Muhammad cartoons

France has appealed for foreign governments to stamp out calls by what it calls a “radical minority” for a boycott of French products after Emmanuel Macron’s public backing of the Muhammad caricatures. The appeal came as anger escalated across the Islamic world over the president’s remarks at a national tribute to the murdered high-school teacher Samuel Paty last week. Paty,

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Putin begins talks with Erdogan on Syria in search of ceasefire

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday began talks over a potential ceasefire in northern Syria with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan by offering condolences over the recent killing of Turkish soldiers there. Putin, speaking alongside Erdogan at the Kremlin, said the situation in Idlib province, where their armies are facing off in a war that has displaced

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Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iran-backed ruling elite. Clashes over the weekend had already killed at least five protesters and rockets hit the U.S. embassy

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