Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are the harshest in Europe and “urgently” need reform, Amnesty International said Friday. Women seeking an illegal abortion face life in prison, even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
Ramped up surveillance in Britain against a backdrop of dwindling legal protection has contributed to the most rattling assault on human rights in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall, human rights experts warn.
New York City officials say they’ve reached an agreement with ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders, as the city will scrap a rule that required a consent form for the oral suction circumcision ritual in exchange for a program to boost awareness of its risks.
By starting English-language schools, ISIS is trying to position itself as something more than a fighting force, says Mo Ansar, political and social commentator. It seeks social, ethical and moral credibility in the region to keep attracting new fighters.
A computer game simulating the experiences of a US slave girl in the 19th Century has sparked outrage across the country. Critics believe the game doesn’t depict the true brutality of slavery and students should look to other resources to learn about it.
British police and security services have come under fire over the failure to stop three schoolgirls from traveling to Syria to become jihadist brides, despite one of the girls having tweeted a known Islamic State supporter.