A court in Kabul ordered the early release of three people convicted over the torture of a child bride, an official confirmed Saturday, in a move denounced by activists as a blow for women’s rights.
Sahar Gul, who was 15 at the time her ordeal, was burned, beaten and had her fingernails pulled out by her husband and in-laws after she refused to become a prostitute in a case that shocked the world.
2. Civilization is more than a question of mere geography. One isn’t civilized because you happen to live in an area that generally is, you are civilized because you understand certain processes and accept their authority. Conversely…
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide and other Islamist leaders have their assets frozen as part of investigations into alleged incitement of violence at protests
El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Sunday 14 Jul 2013
4. “In Germany right now, it is a punishable offense to call an asshole an asshole”
(Henrik Ræder Clausen for ICLA in Vienna OSCE meeting)
Israeli Dolphin-class submarines carried out a July 5 attack on an arms depot in the Syrian port city of Latakia, according to a report in the British Sunday Times, which contradicted a previous CNN report that the attack was the work of the Israel Air Force.
The alleged Israeli naval strike was closely coordinated with the United States and targeted a contingent of 50 Russian-made Yakhont P-800 anti-ship missiles that had arrived earlier in the year for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, the Times cited Middle East intelligence sources as stating.