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  1. GAZA: Women Suffering Heavily in Mideast Violence

    NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari

    Thursday, July 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 442
  2. SYRIA: War's Toll on Women

    Women in Syria have been arbitrarily arrested and detained, physically abused, harassed, and tortured during Syria's

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 426
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  4. LEBANON: Lebanese March Against Domestic Violence

    A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 274
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  6. IRAQ: Iraq Illegally Detains Thousands of Women, Tortures Many: HRW

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i

    Thursday, February 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 231
  7. IRAN: Old Challenges Continue for Women Under New President

    (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the I

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 229
  8. SYRIA: 'Assad made Beggars out of his People:' Syrian refugees Flood into Jordan

    Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan (CNN) -- They carried teapots and tiny gas canisters, shopping bags filled with clothes

    Thursday, January 30, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 224
  9. SYRIA: Syria Peace Talks: Bitter Exchanges Mark First Day Of Negotiations

    GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team t

    Friday, January 24, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 216
  10. SYRIA: Syrian Women Demand Voice at Peace Talks

    A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 198
  11. SYRIA: Extremists Restricting Women's Rights

    Certain extremist armed opposition groups are imposing strict and discriminatory rules on women and girls that have n

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 184
  12. SYRIA: Syrian War Causing Honour Killings, Child Marriages- Doctor

    Syria's civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honour killings' and child marriages and the breakdown of the h

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 166
  13. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War against Syria Women: Report

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 151
  14. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War Against Syria Women

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 159
  15. SYRIA: Syrian Women Suffer Inside Their Country and Out

    Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 146
  16. INTERNATIONAL: Arab Spring Nations Backtrack on Women's Rights

    Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 147
  17. MIDDLE EAST: Government to Urge for Action to Protect Women and Girls in Emergency Situations

    The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 148
  18. SYRIA: Syria's Ladies In Waiting: Will a Woman Lead Nation?

    The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 114
  19. SYRIA: Syrian Women Used as 'Weapons of War'

    Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 080
  20. YEMEN: Group Urges Yemen to Protect Women's Rights in New Constitution

    An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 066
  21. SYRIA: Women in Syria Need More Than Guided Missiles

    I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.

    Friday, September 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 222
  22. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Passes Law Against Domestic Violence

    Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 054
  23. IRAN: Hassan Rouhani: Iran's New President Promises Advances in Women's Rights and Calls for West to End 'Language of Sanctions'

    Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r

    Sunday, August 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 034
  24. SYRIA: Syria Female Detainees on Hunger Strike

    Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s

    Saturday, July 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 002
  25. IRAN: UN Experts Slam Iran's Decision to Ban Women in Elections

    Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 972
  26. SYRIA: Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees

    Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous

    Monday, May 20, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 960
  27. ISRAEL: Compromise Is Proposed on Western Wall Praying

    Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 930
  28. SYRIA: Syrian Women Who Fled to Jordan Tell of Horrific Rapes Back Home

    The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 921
  29. SYRIA/TUNISIA: Tunisian Girls 'Head to Syria to Offer Themselves to Islamic Fighters as Part of Sexual Jihad'

    At least 13 Tunisian girls reportedly travelled to rebel-held Northern Syria to offer themselves as sex workers to op

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 912
  30. SYRIA: Syrian-American Activist Rania Kisar Braves War to Help Syrians, and Begs for Help from Home

    The first thing Syrian-American activist Rania Kisar does when she crosses the border into Syria, is go shopping.

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 914
  31. ISRAEL: Tensions Flare Over Women's Prayers at Sacred Western Wall

    The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 915
  32. SYRIA: Rape and Exploitation: Fears of Syria's Women Refugees

    Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 887
  33. PALESTINE: Hamas Orders Gender Segregation at Schools

    Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 894
  34. SYRIA: Syrian Women Become Casualty of War, with Some Refugees Resorting to Prostitution in Jordan

    Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and

    Friday, March 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 858
  35. SYRIA: Displacement in Syria Giving Way for Serious Gender-Based Crimes, Warns UN official

    A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanit

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 832
  36. LEBANON: Lebanese Women take on Muslim Judges Who Call Rape a 'Marital Right'

    Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introduc

    Sunday, February 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 805
  37. SYRIA: Syrians Freed in Abductions that Stoked Fears of More Strife

    The tit-for-tat kidnappings of more than 140 people have provoked fears of expanded sectarian conflict in Syria's nor

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 808
  38. ISRAEL: Israel Detains Women Over Prayer Shawls

    Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 797
  39. LEBANON: Extremism a Threat to Muslim Women

    The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 792
  40. SYRIA: Call to Free Women Prisoners in Syria

    Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 793
  41. ISRAEL: Gave Birth Control to Ethiopian Jews Without their Consent

    Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 755
  42. Sharansky's New Mission: Impossible?

    Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 750
  43. SYRIA: Syrian Girls 'Sold' into Forced Marriages

    In Jordan, hundreds of Syrian females have been affected by an informal trade that has sprung up since the start of t

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 773
  44. IRAN: New Bill Being Considered in Iran Could Threaten Women's Rights to Travel and Obtain a Passport

    Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 741
  45. SYRIA: Syrian Women and Girls Allege Use of Sexual Violence in Civil War

    Rape is a "significant and disturbing" feature of the Syrian civil war, with women and girls citing sexual

    Sunday, January 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 726
  46. Israel: Can Natan Sharansky Fix the Western Wall?

    He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB.

    Monday, January 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 707
  47. Lebanon: Stories of Women Behind Bars

    In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 704
  48. Kurdistan: Women's Rights Activists Endure Death Threats, Attacks

    Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 699
  49. IRAQ: Female Suicide Bombers 'Weapon of Choice' for Al-Qaida, Expert Says

    Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 690
  50. ISRAEL: Women of the Wall Pray for Equality

    Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 687

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