Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A female beachgoer in Nice, France is surrounded by police and forced to remove a banned 'burkini.' (Photo:
So-called 'burkini bans' in France have come under fierce criticism after images surfaced this week of police in Nice surrounding and forcing a Muslim woman to remove some of her clothes. A burkini, or burquini, is a full-body swimsuit "intended to accord with Islamic traditions of modest dress," as Wikipedia put it . Last week, Nice became the...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Turkey has "launched a major military intervention in Syria," the Guardian...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A Saudi soldier stands in front of a tank. (Photo: AHMED FARWAN/flickr/cc)
Anti-war advocates are launching an 11th-hour bid to stop U.S. Congress from...


It is all still going on in Aleppo. Omran Daqneesh, the stunned and bloodied five-year-old boy in the ambulance, survived. His 10-year-old brother Ali, buried longer in the rubble, has died; he was one of over 100 children of Aleppo killed just this month, and one of many thousands overall. Says one Syrian activist, "Ali is the suffering itself, that which Omran tried to convey to us." But there are ways to help, and there is, even now, extraordinary new life.
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