Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Ukraine - Irina Dovgan, humiliated by separatists in Donetsk

Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists

After enduring a night of beatings at the hands of rebel forces, she was wrapped in a Ukrainian flag, forced to stand at a Donetsk intersection, and subjected to public humiliation and physical attacks. Irina Dovgan, a woman detained and accused by pro-Russian separatists of spying for Ukrainian forces, tells her story. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) gave  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn a state award in 2007 for his humanitarian work.

Is Putin 'Rebuilding Russia' According To Solzhenitsyn's Design?

In recent remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to call into question Kazakhstan's legitimacy as a country, comments that echoed statements he made before the current crisis in Ukraine. His geopolitical vision for a "greater Russia" reminds some of a 1990 essay by Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. More

Iranian editor and journalist Shahla Sherkat (PHOTO: parstimes.com)

Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues. More

Pranvera Abazi thought her 8-year-old son would only be gone for the weekend.

A Kosovo Mother's Plea: 'Bring My Boy Back' -- From Syria

Pranvera Abazi's husband said he was taking their son for the weekend to a popular outdoor spot. Three days later, he sent her a text message saying they were in Syria. More

Nadezhda Guriyeva lost her son and daughter in the terrorist attack.

In Beslan, Struggle For A 'New Life' Decade After Tragedy

Nadezhda Guriyeva watched two of her children die in the 2004 Beslan school terrorist attack. Ten years later, as with many touched by the tragedy, a new life remains elusive for Guriyeva. More


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