A young American woman who married a Saudi man is trapped in the country with no legal way of getting out.
The Islamic Republic of Iran executed a man in January for an alleged violation of the countrys anti-gay law, a shocking capital punishment meted out as European countries implement a financial mechanism to evade U.S. sanctions against the mullah regime in Tehran.
While the Venezuelan government continues downplay the horrific humanitarian and economic crisis,a floating US Navy hospital, USNS Comfort, is attempting to alleviate some of the burden.
Her lawyer fled Pakistan and is seeking asylum in the Netherlands. There are reports that Islamic hardliners are going house to house, hunting her and her family down to kill them.
After eight years languishing on death row on what most western leaders contend were unfounded blasphemy charges, newly acquitted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi remains in hiding from Islamic extremists after the U.K. denied her political asylum.
Repatriation efforts for Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh in the face of alleged ethnic cleansing – even genocide – at the hands of the Buddhist-majority Burmese military are slated to begin this month. However, much of the international community and human rights groups have expressed grave concern that a return is only a recipe for further persecution. Yet even as allegations of widespread abuse pile up, the government of Burma – officially now known as Myanmar – and its permanent representative to the United Nations are doubling-down with the narrative that they are merely attempting to stop violent Islamic “extremism” from spreading.
The American pastor jailed in Turkey on espionage and terrorism-related charges was praised by President Trump on Thursday who called him “a great patriot hostage” — and said the U.S. would “pay nothing for the release of an innocent man.”
On this, perhaps, we can all agree: It is better that President Trump is talking to Kim Jong Un than exchanging threats over nuclear war.
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require public schools in the state to teach lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) history, as well as use inclusive and “non-discriminatory” textbooks.
The Trump administration will levy new economic sanctions against Russia over its support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.