U.S. air campaign against Islamic State in Syria likely to end

The United States will likely end its air campaign against Islamic State in Syria when it pulls out troops, U.S. officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump defended the planned withdrawal against criticism from allies abroad and at home. U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who had opposed Trump's decision on

Defying prejudice, Egyptian woman racks up global bodybuilding awards

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian female bodybuilder Dina Abdel Maksoud has had to overcome prejudice as well as fellow competitors to become a champion. In a country where bodybuilding is widely viewed as the province of men, the 21-year-old has spent eight years pumping iron and defying social norms. She spends on average

UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

GENEVA: The United Nations says interviews of migrants who passed through Libya show that the “overwhelming majority” of women and older girls reported being gang-raped by traffickers or witnessed others taken away to be abused. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said a new report issued Thursday along

One dead in Sudanese protests

KHARTOUM: A university student was killed in protests in the Sudanese city of Al-Qadarif on Thursday, a member of parliament said. "The situation in Al-Qadarif has become dangerous and the protests have developed to include fires and theft and it's now out of control," said lawmaker Mubarak Al-Nur. Protests that started in the

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