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Burkina Faso: 50 Women Abducted By Suspected Rebels

Burkina Faso has been struggling to contain violence by armed groups with links to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) since 2015. Gunmen abducted some 50 women in Burkina Faso’s northern province of Soum on January 12 and 13, the government says. Armed men seized the women as they were picking wild fruit outside the village of Liki, about 15 kilometers (9.32 […]

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Syrian Forces Accused Of Chemical Attack On Rebel Stronghold

According to press reports, a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held stronghold near Syria’s capital, Damascus, has killed at least 70 people and affected hundreds. Most of those killed according to rescuers are innocent women and children. “Seventy people suffocated to death and hundreds still suffocating,” Raed al-Saleh, head of the White Helmets, reportedly told Al Jazeera. The […]