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Lone clinic in Syria’s rebel north tackles war’s toll


At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”

Cold comfort for needy kids

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.


Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

People gathered to offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar at Mahadev temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 24, 2017. Mondays or Somvar in the month of Shrawan are considered auspicious for Hindu ...

Sorrow for Charlie

Supporters of terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard react after the announcement that his parents have abandoned their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment, at ...


Trump warns of "serious consequences" unless Iran releases imprisoned Americans

US President Donald Trump warned Friday that Iran will face "new and serious consequences" unless imprisoned Americans are released.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 11:10:01

Nepal's participation in Belt and Road Initiative opens up new opportunities: experts

Nepal's participation in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative has opened up new opportunities in multiple fields including trade, connectivity, physical infrastructure development, tourism and investment, various speakers said here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 10:18:08

Palestinian knifeman kills 3 Israelis in West Bank settlement

A knife-wielding Palestinian man sneaked into a West Bank settlement home, killing three Israelis and seriously injuring another on Friday night before he was shot, Israeli officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:37:06

Hamas hails stabbing attack on Israelis near Ramallah

Islamic Hamas movement hailed on Friday night the stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian attacker into an Israeli settlement near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:36:24

Pentagon withholds military reimbursement to Pakistan

The Pentagon said on Friday that the United States was withholding 50 million US dollars in payment to Pakistan due to Islamabad's insufficient counterterrorism action.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:34:34

Egyptian army kills 30 terrorists in North Sinai

The Egyptian army said on Friday that its forces killed 30 terrorists in the country's North Sinai province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:33:51

US state of New York raises legal minimum age of marriage to 17

The US state of New York has raised the legal minimum age of marriage to 17 in an effort to prevent child marriage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:33:35

Most weapons on dark web come from US, says top British criminologist

A study published Friday by the University of Manchester said that US weapons are the main source of illegal arms on the "dark web".
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:33:05

Abbas says freezing contact with Israel over Al-Aqsa Mosque row

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that the Palestinian leadership has decided to freeze all contact with Israel due to continued tensions over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:32:04

Tillerson urges four Arab countries to lift Qatar blockade

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged the four Arab countries to lift a land blockade on Qatar considering the tiny Gulf country's latest "positive movement" on counterterrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:31:36

Somali forces destroy Al-Shabaab compound in southern Somalia

Somalia National Army (SNA)-backed by the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) on Friday destroyed an Al-Shabaab compound in southern Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:30:51

US defense chief says he believes IS leader still alive

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that he believed Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was still alive.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:30:06

Sarah Sanders named new White House press secretary

Sarah Sanders, Principle Deputy White House Press Secretary, will replace Sean Spicer as the new press secretary, newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:28:49