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A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

World / Social Issues Oct 24, 2020

A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

by Farnaz Fassihi

Three years into the global #MeToo movement, women who say they have been sexually assaulted are improbably going public in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The movement’s reach inside Iran gained momentum in late August after allegations aired on Iranian social media against more than ...

Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

World / Social Issues Jul 30, 2020

Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

A second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping the Israeli-occupied West Bank is fueling fears of a surge in overcrowded Palestinian refugee camps where social distancing is next to impossible. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Palestinian Authority quickly imposed a lockdown ...

Coronavirus quarantine fears boost the U.K. 'staycation'

World / Social Issues Jul 30, 2020

Coronavirus quarantine fears boost the U.K. 'staycation'

With pandemic storm clouds gathering over Britain's tourism industry, the collapse in foreign holidays has presented an opportunity by boosting the demand for "staycations". British hotels, campsites and restaurants were only allowed to reopen late in July and the fickle British weather dampened hopes of ...