‘Abdul Does Not Celebrate Norouz&#...

‘Abdul Does Not Celebrate Norouz’: Anti-Norouz Campaign Prompts...

An online campaign in Afghanistan calling for the boycott of the ancient festival of Norouz has prompted a backlash among many Afghans, who have vented their exasperation at the growing influence of fundamentalist Islamic ideology in the war-torn country. Heralding the arrival of spring, the... read more »

Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Comp...

Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Compulsory Islamic Dress Under Fire Ove...

A well-known Iranian television personality has been accused of hypocrisy after images of her in which she is not adhering to the country’s Islamic dress code surfaced online. Presenter turned actress Azadeh Namdari has for years promoted compliance with the hijab, which in Iran refers to... read more »

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending m...

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

By Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Maher Chmaytelli BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq... read more »

Trump’s communications aide steps ...

Trump’s communications aide steps down as president grapples with Rus...

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes to try to prevent more political damage from probes into Russia and his presidential... read more »

Thousands flee Philippine city after reb...

Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by IS

By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) – Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of... read more »

Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on U.S. as Trump scolds

By Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor... read more »

U.S. President Donald Trump will either renegotiate or terminate free trade deal with Sout...

By Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a... read more »

Russia calls objective investigation into the chemical weapons attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington’s opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in... read more »

India’s proposed surrogacy law raises trafficking risks

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s proposed law to regulate its booming surrogacy industry and curb the exploitation of impoverished Indian women... read more »

UNICEF Announces First Ever Gala Event in South Africa with Goodw...

On 6 May this year, UNICEF will present its first Gala event in South Africa to engage some of the most respected, high-profile individuals in the country to leverage their support to enhance care... read more »

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