Month: February 2019

February 23, 2019

Hijabs & Harassment: How Iran ...

For more than a year now, the “Girls of Revolution Street” (and a few men) have conducted sporadic one-person protests against the hijab by removing their head scarves and waving them in crowded public spaces in the capital

Mosul Activists: US Troops Prevent ...

Concerned about a rising Islamic State insurgency in their city, many residents of Mosul say they hope U.S. troops will remain to ensure a lasting defeat of the jihadists

Rakhine Villagers Hold Funeral for ...

Thousands were killed and roughly 730,000 Rohingya fled across the border to Bangladesh where they have been living ever since in sprawling displacement camps

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Oscars Fail to Include Asian Films,...

The Oscars this year features a diverse range of nominations from the first Netflix film, Roma to Black Panther as possibly the first superhero film that could win the Best Picture award. Since the twitter campaign #OscarsSoWhite began in 2015, the Academy Awards has been criticized for lacking diversity and failing to include marginalized communities

Battle Over Franco’s Remains Play...

Spain’s long battle over the legacy of its twentieth century leader, the dictator General Francisco Franco, is entering a new chapter as the government presses ahead with plans to move his remains from their current site in the mountains outside Madrid

February 22, 2019

WFP Urgently Needs Millions of Doll...

WFP is rolling out its most ambitious biometric registration scheme to date in Yemen. This process has already begun in southern Yemen and the agency is hoping to begin registration in the north in the coming months

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Hollywood Rolling Out Red Carpet fo...

The 91st Academy of Motion Pictures Awards ceremony is Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Although this year’s Oscars are still officially without a host for a second time in their history

Costumes From Oscar-Nominated Movie...

Days are left before the 91st Academy Awards ceremony that’ll take place in Los Angeles. But before actors and directors walk the red carpet and talk about the films they made, an exhibition showcasing costumes from the Oscar-nominated movies opened in Los Angeles

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