Shumaila* once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.
Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the Gulf state, particularly its booming construction sector.
But campaigners and officials say hundreds . . . → Read More: Two Pakistani share their horror story of Dubai sex trade
(By David Hearst) There are many hands behind the Israeli army’s onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating. As footage of the scenes of carnage on the streets of Shejaiya was coming through, John Kerry said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that Israel had every right . . . → Read More: Israel continues to massacre civilians in Gaza with Saudi support and blessings
The United Nations Security Council finally adopted a resolution authorizing UN agencies and their implementing partners to deliver aid across the Syrian border without requiring the government’s consent. The government had completely ignored a February resolution calling for it to let aid reach all parts of Syria, including areas controlled by armed groups.
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Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared “caliphate”.
Near the northern city of Mosul, the Islamic State has taken over the Najma and Qayara fields, while further south near . . . → Read More: ISIS uses Oil smuggling to run its new caliphate
The Abu Jamaa family was digging into its food when the Israeli missile hit the family’s home in Khan Younis, Gaza’s second-largest city. It was iftar, the sunset meal that marks the breaking of the fast during Ramadan, a time of day relatives gather together to eat and relax.
The F-16 airstrike came just as . . . → Read More: Israel’s brutalities unseen in history of mankind
Doctor Sadoon al Obeidi used to be a member of the Mujahadeen Army, a Sunni militant group founded in Iraq a decade ago. Now he fights alongside the Islamic State — the extremist group that split off from Al Qaeda earlier this year and has swept through Syriaand northern Iraq in the past month, . . . → Read More: Iraq – secular Sunnistan or Islamic caliphate?
A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients’ sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world’s most prestigious medical centres $190 million US in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.
Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after a co-worker . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video
The Pakistani military said it killed 28 local and foreign militants in air strikes in the volatile northwest of the country on Sunday, as evidence emerged that civilians had died in previous strikes.
The bombing took place in the heavily forested Shawal valley, the military said in a statement.
It was . . . → Read More: Militants continue to suffer heavy damages