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Greece to confront controversy over historic sharia law

Atenas - On Greece's rural border with Turkey, a sizeable Muslim minority has lived for decades, regulating their family affairs under Islamic sharia law, a legacy traced back to century-old treaties.

US mom details brutality at hands of Taliban faction

New York - A US mother held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for five years has detailed the violence and sexual assault she endured in captivity, and said her young son was also beaten.

Syrians end two week hunger strike in Athens

Atenas - Fourteen Syrian refugees on hunger strike in Athens over the plight of families waiting to be reunited in Germany ended their two-week protest on Tuesday.

'Election was designed to be rigged': Liberian vice-president

Monrovia - Liberia's Vice-President has quietly occupied the executive backseat for 12 years, but in light of electoral fraud he believes snatched away his chance at the presidency, Joseph Boakai is unleashing himself.

'Election was designed to be rigged': Liberian vice-president

Monrovia - Liberia's Vice-President has quietly occupied the executive backseat for 12 years, but in light of electoral fraud he believes snatched away his chance at the presidency, Joseph Boakai is unleashing himself.

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Former American hostage hospitalized in Canada: media

Ottawa - American Caitlan Coleman was rushed to a hospital only days after being freed with her family from five years captivity at the hands of Taliban-linked kidnappers, local media reported.

Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostage

Kabul - The Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family's captivity, saying the woman had a "natural miscarriage".

Freed hostage says Taliban faction murdered his baby, raped wife

Smiths Falls - Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle has accused Taliban-linked kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity in Afghanistan.

Freed hostage says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

Ottawa - Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Taliban murdered daughter, raped wife: freed Canadian hostage

Ottawa - Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his infant daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Family freed from Taliban captivity arrive in Canada

Ottawa - Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian government announced.

Diana's death forced British royals to overhaul image

London - Public anger at the monarchy following the death of Princess Diana marked a turning point for the royal family, forcing a revolution in its communications machine that helped revive the brand.

Cambodia jails Australian nurse over surrogacy clinic

Phnom Penh - An Australian nurse who ran surrogacy services in Cambodia that matched foreign couples with local women was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday, as authorities in the impoverished kingdom tackle the "rent-a-womb" businesses.

Syrian refugees accuse Germany of blocking family reunification

Atenas - Dozens of Syrian refugees, most of them women and children, protested Wednesday at the German embassy in Athens against what they called Berlin's refusal to allow them to reunite with their families.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end legal fight

London - The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take him to the United States for experimental treatment in a case that has attracted global attention.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end fight for US treatment

London - The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take their son to the United States for experimental treatment in a case that has attracted global attention.

Singapore voids marriage after husband's sex change: report

Singapore - Singapore has voided the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change, making their partnership a same-sex union that contravened the city-state's laws, a report said Tuesday.

Tragic end to Raqa family's hopes of burying loved ones

Ak - While thousands of people scramble to flee Syria's battle-torn Raqa, members of the Sheikh Wais family bravely headed back in to recover the bodies of loved ones killed there.

Parents of terminally ill British baby back in court

London - The parents of a terminally ill British baby whose life support is to be withdrawn are to present new evidence in court Thursday, demanding they be allowed to travel to the United States for treatment.

UK hospital says to re-examine case of terminally ill baby

London - The British hospital treating a terminally ill baby boy said on Friday it would examine claims that he could be treated after US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis drew international attention to the case.

Britain turns down Italy's offer to treat terminally ill baby

London - Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson told his Italian counterpart on Wednesday that legal reasons prevented the transfer to Rome of a critically-ill British baby due to be taken off life support.

Singapore PM accused of lying in parliament by brother

Singapore - The brother of Singapore's prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud.

Singapore PM accused of lying in parliament by brother

Singapore - The brother of Singapore's prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud.

Singapore PM accused of lying in parliament by brother

Singapore - The brother of Singapore's prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud.

Trump offers support for terminally ill British baby

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday offered US help to a British baby with a rare genetic disorder who is due to be taken off life support after courts ruled further treatment would prolong his suffering.

Singapore PM denies nepotism amid family feud in parliament speech

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday strongly rejected as "baseless" claims from his siblings of abuse of power and nepotism as he faced parliament over a political drama that has shocked tightly-controlled Singapore.

Singapore PM denies nepotism amid family feud in parliament speech

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday rejected claims from his siblings that he abused power and engaged in nepotism as he faced parliament over a family feud that has shocked Singapore.

Pope expresses support for British parents of Baby Charlie

Vatican City - Pope Francis expressed his support Sunday for the British parents of a baby with a rare genetic disease, saying he hoped doctors would allow them to "care for their child until the end".
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