Aid to northwestern Syria has been impeded neither by sanctions, which include a humanitarian exemption, nor by the absence of a Security Council mandate, which was unnecessary. It was a failure of will —by the U.N. leadership, primarily, but also by the U.S. and EU.
The staggering loss of life in the wake of the disastrous earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the profound logistical challenges and the race against time to rescue survivors complicate even the victims’ last rites, making dignified funerals for loved ones near-impossible for thousands of grieving families.
The enormity of the tragedy in Syria and Turkey cannot be overstated. Tens of thousands have likely been injured and the death toll is sure to rise further. Even those who survived may face months or years of living in dangerous buildings prone to collapse.
The harassment allegations, which were followed by the testimonies of other young women who also alleged that the teacher had harassed them, and the church’s tepid response have prompted consternation in Aleppo’s tight-knit Christian community.
Egyptians have not taken kindly to Hart’s comments about ancient Egypt, and a viral campaign was launched, calling for the cancellation of the show of the superstar they accused of “blackwashing” and “stealing their history.”
A recent crackdown on protesters gathered at the port city of Gwadar in Pakistan highlights a local human-rights movement that emerged in 2021 and made its leader, Rehman, a household name. A key hub for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Gwadar has been enjoying international attention. However, development hasn’t been equal for all.
Amid the hypermasculinity and extreme levels of violence of the Russian war machine, gender has loomed large in Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, where the war is largely being fought along traditional divides.