President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed human rights during a joint press conference on Monday, marking the second day of the U.S. delegation's visit to the Caribbean country.
Obama touched down at Jose Marti Airport in Havana for his three-day visit on Sunday, where he was greeted by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Cuban Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cabanas.
In a move that was seen as a victory for the Administration, Castro agreed to join Obama in a joint press conference with reporters on Monday. During the brief meeting, the two fielded questions regarding human rights and trade embargoes, among other topics. more >>
A Yazidi sex slave who was raped three times a day for over 16 month by various Islamic State fighters detailed in a recent interview how she was bought and sold by eight different jihadis and how the group sold off over 800 Yazidi girls inside a Raqqa "meat market."
In an interview with The Daily Mail, 20-year-old Khalida, who was captured by the militant group in Iraq in August 2014, explained how she and her family were attempting to escape from the wrath of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) when a Muslim neighbor outed them as un-believers when they were stopped at a checkpoint.
After being outed by the neighbor, IS rounded up all 36 Yazidis in the group and separated them by gender. IS then separated the females into married and unmarried groups, Khalida said. more >>
A Pakistani Christian mother who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage with her Muslim landlord and then escaped months later has been returned to her abductor by her own family in hopes that it will spare the rest of the family from extreme persecution and arrest.
As The Christian Post previously reported, Fouzia Sadiq, a 30-year-old mother of three whose entire family works as bonded laborers in Pattoki, was abducted last July by her Muslim landlord named Muhammed Nazir.
Although Fouzia's brother, Paris, went looking for her at Nazir's house, he was told that Fouzia had entered into a marriage with Nazir and that she was now his property. more >>
A Christian schoolgirl who was kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by her Muslim captors in Nigeria has opened up about the terror she endured over the last seven months.
Patience Paul, a 14-year-old Christian girl who went missing on Aug. 12, 2015, in Nigeria's Sokoto state and was rescued by police on March 4, spoke of her ordeal in conversations with reporters.
Paul, who was forced to convert to Islam when she was held hostage, told the the Nigerian newspaper Leadership that she was lured by two of her neighbors, Rashida and Sani, who encouraged her to pack up her belongings and follow them to a number of locations before she was placed in a house in Gangare Kupah. more >>
A Russian nanny who beheaded a four-year-old girl and afterwards marched in the street carrying her severed head while chanting "Allahu Akbar!" admits that she was inspired by the Islamic State's publicized execution videos.
In late February, The Daily Mail reported that online videos captured footage of a burka-wearing nanny in Moscow walking in the street while holding up a severed head of a little girl. As the woman approached a public transit station, she threatened to blow herself up. As she neared the station, she chanted "Allahu Akbar," a phrase shouted by many Islamic extremists that means "God is greater."
The deceased child was identified as Anastasia Meshcheryakova, who was believed to have learning disabilities and leaves behind her mother and father. The woman, who was identified as 38-year-old Gyulchehra Bobokulova and from Uzbekistan, also set the child's home on fire after killing her. more >>
The Pakistani Parliament has finally passed legislation that criminalizes sexual assault of children, child trafficking and child pornagraphy, although Christian rights activist are skeptical that such a law will protect Christian girls from being kidnapped and raped by Muslim men.
The upper house of Pakistan's national legislative body approved a measure last Friday that will make any sexual assault against minors punishable by up to seven years in jail, several Pakistani news outlets have reported.
The legislation also makes the crime of child pornagraphy punishable with a fine of up to about $7,000 and up to seven years in jail. Additionally, the measure makes all child trafficking in Pakistan a crime. Previously, sex traffickers were only prosecuted if they removed the child from the country. more >>