Meet The Iraqi Cellist Who Plays At Baghdad Explosion Sites

Karim Wasfi, accomplished conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has begun sharing music outside concert hall walls – these days, he plays at the sites of explosions in his…

Claire Hannum | June 8, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Here’s The Happiest Country In The World

Gallup’s annual worldwide End Of Year survey interviewed over 64,000 people from 65 countries and asked them, among other things, whether they were happy with their lives. Despite how terribly world

Claire Hannum | January 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

5 Things To Know About The 7,000 Yazidi Women Being Held As Sex Slaves By ISIS

Militants from ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State/ISIL (or whatever else you’d like to name the terrorist group that’s been wreaking havoc on Middle Eastern society and by proxy, much of…

Claire Hannum | October 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Muslim Mother Shaima Alawadi Brutally Beaten To Death

This past week, 32-year-old mother of five Shaima Alawadi was found brutally beaten in her El Cajon, California, home, her head bashed in with a tire iron. She was taken…

Julie Gerstein | March 27, 2012 - 8:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Female Vets Less Supportive Of Wars

Female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are less supportive of the wars than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. I…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Time To Cry: Operation Baghdad Pups Reunites Soldiers With Their Iraqi Pups

While the war in Iraq may have officially ended last week, the U.S. soldiers who were stationed there will be feeling the after effects of life in a warzone for…

Julie Gerstein | December 22, 2011 - 9:20 am

The Military’s Dirty Little Human Trafficking Secret

We tend to think of human trafficking as something that happens over there, a crime committed by someone else. But, as discussed in a piece in the current issue of…

Julie Gerstein | June 1, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Best Friend Went To Iraq

Stephanie was the last person you would expect to join the Army. The absolute last person. You can ask anyone who knew her growing up and they would all say…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: UN Cuts Food Aid For 800,000 Pregnant And Nursing Iraqi Women

Due to a lack of funding, the United Nations has to cut back on food aid for 800,000 pregnant and nursing women and 960,000 children in Iraq. [AOL News]

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Female Iraqi Wrestlers Face Hardcore Opposition

Girls on Iraq’s first all-female wrestling team in Diwaniya are being threatened and ostracized because people believe their participation in this sport is a “transgression” and could lead to promiscuity,…

Nikki Dowling | August 7, 2009 - 11:10 am

An Iraqi Girl Almost Becomes A Suicide Bomber

Rania Ibrahim, a 15-year-old girl, was found carrying a vest filled with 33 pounds of explosives in Baqouba, Iraq, last year. Those are the facts of the story we know.

Daniela Guernica | August 6, 2009 - 8:40 pm

Quickies!: Angelina Jolie Makes A Visit To Baghdad

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Angelina Jolie went to Iraq today for a day trip, visiting displaced families in Baghdad. [CNN] — Angie hoped her trip would bring attention…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 23, 2009 - 9:00 pm
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