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Saudi airstrike in Yemen kills 29 children

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/18, 10:57 am

At least 50 people died in an airstrike Thursday by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition in the rebel-controlled region of Yemen, according to local media. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported that the strike hit a civilian bus in the northern Saada governorate and at least 29 children were among the dead. Approximately 77 people were injured, reported Yemen’s rebel Al Masirah television. Coalition spokesman Col.

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Coptic bishop found dead in Egyptian monastery

International | Bishop Epiphanius was regarded as a ‘towering figure of the Coptic Church’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/30/18, 02:17 pm

EGYPT: Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius was found dead Sunday morning, lying in a pool of blood and apparently murdered in a corridor of the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great in Wadi El Natrun, where he served as abbot.

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Saudi women allowed to drive, but many can’t yet

by Lynde Langdon & Kent Covington
Posted 6/25/18, 11:43 am

Women in Saudi Arabia took the wheel Sunday as the Islamic kingdom ended the world’s last remaining ban on women driving. “I’m speechless. I’m so excited it’s actually happening,” said Hessah al-Ajaji, who drove her family’s Lexus in the capital city of Riyadh. As for male drivers on the road, “They were really supportive and cheering and smiling,” she said. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he hoped the move would boost the country’s economy. Until last week, Saudi law required women to sit in the back seat of vehicles.

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