An unprecedented number of Iranian girls were forced into marriage in Iran over the past year, according to a Radio Farda report.
It has been more than three months since the U.S. accelerated its onslaught of economic sanctions, words of warning and announced it was backing a completely new interim President – heightening official expectation that the Nicolas Maduro-led regime of Venezuela would crumble within a few days, if not a few weeks. Only the socialist dictatorship has failed to fall. While there an array of factors to blame, analysts are pointing to illicit trafficking rings as a fundamental Maduro lifeline.
A Bangladeshi teenager who braved the shame and taboo of being sexually harassed by reporting her ordeal to officials, has been doused with kerosene at school and burned to death.
Despite the dramatic ouster of their long-running ruler Omar al-Bashir more than a week ago, thousands of Sudanese protesters continue to descend on the capital – pledging not to stop until they military relinquishes power.
The status of the most wanted man in the world remains unknown, but authorities are continuing to piece together clues indicating that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is at least alive.
One year ago, a chemical attack allegedly carried out by the Syrian government on the embattled nationâ€™s Douma district left at least 43 people dead. Two years ago, more than 100 â€“ mostly women and children â€“ perished in another government-helmed chemical onslaught in Idlibâ€™s Khan Sheikhoun district.
Many have fled homelands plagued by corruption and crime, only to allegedly be confronted with the same miscarriages of justice from the people paid to protect them in a refugee camp.
Survivors of farm attacks in South Africa are fighting back against their government's denials â€“ by turning to Washington.
It was a gesture that has some experts in extremism and national security raising red flags. On April 1, has captured by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Lebanese TV station aired a segment featuring a young Lebanese girl gifting all her piggy bank pennies to give to the head of militant and political group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah.
Mehdi Rajabian, 29, is on temporary bail from the brutality that lurks behind the walls of Tehranâ€™s notorious Evin prison â€“ but he wants the world to know the oppression and fear he and many more face at every moment under the iron thumb of the regime. His crime? A childhood love of music.
With the much anticipated Israeli Presidential elections just days away, cyber experts are cautioning an uptick in Iranian cyber interference and a spread of disinformation.
Culture. Heritage. Nature. Contemporary Asia. A distinctive, exciting, and undiscovered travel destination in Asia. It sounds like a whimsical haven, and it is part of the marketing materials being issued by Bruneiâ€™s Tourism arm in a reinvigorated push to draw tourists to the tiny, oil-rich monarchy. Problem is, the glossy allure comes at the same time the country is being cast under an ugly international spotlight for implementing the harshest array of Sharia Law regulations.
A manhunt continues a day after an American citizen and her local guide were abducted during a game ride in a prominent tourist park in Uganda, a U.S federal official confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday.
When U.S. Army private Bowe Bergdahl was brought back from captivity in 2014 â€“ in a controversial exchange involving the release of five Taliban officials from Guantanamo Bay â€“ it was hard to imagine that those five men would one day be rubbing shoulders with U.S. top brass in a bid to bring peace to blood-swathed Afghanistan. Imagine no more, it seems.Â
Despite ruling Turkey with iron first and a years-long crackdown on opposition figures and free press in recent years, President Recep Tayyip Erdoganâ€™s Justice or Development Party â€“ known as AKP â€“ was delivered a surprise blow in local elections this week. However, the AKPâ€™s secretary-general announced on Twitter Monday that they will be contesting the results of Istanbul and Ankara, citing voting irregularities.
In an age when global awareness in decriminalizing homosexuality is gaining momentum, the excessively wealthy, Muslim-majority nation of Brunei is going in the opposite direction. On Wednesday, it will officially apply the final stages of its harsh interpretation of the Islamic Penal Code known as Sharia Law.
The ISIS territorial â€œcaliphateâ€� may have crumbled, but hunting down the groupâ€™s illusory leader is a fight that is far from over.Â Iraqi intelligence officials insist that Abu al-Baghdadi, 47, is alive and in hiding.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a land battle for almost three decades, but some officials sayÂ that long-running feud has reached a dangerous tipping point â€“ capped by casualties and daily cease-fire violations.
The conflict ignited almost three years ago; when minority English speakers in the Ambazonia region of Africaâ€™s Cameroon started to speak out against the onslaught of persecution and discrimination of the dominant French-speaking government.
Daily life has become pretty slow and sticky for the thirteen million Chinese citizens deemed â€œdeadbeatsâ€� by their Communist ruling party. But despite little being known about the mysterious national database, curated by Chinaâ€™s Supreme Court, information has been trickling out in recent times as to the punishments inflicted on the blacklisted.