Mali: UN condemns bombing attack as death toll rises

Mali: UN condemns bombing attack as death toll rises

Following a vehicle bombing attack Wednesday that killed at least 77 people and left dozens more injured, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement condemning the incident and called for continued commitment to the peace process. The attack came shortly after 9 a.m. at the camp in Gao, in Mali’s southeastern region,…

Burqa ban in Morocco sparks anew the debate over women’s rights

Morocco’s decision to ban the burqa, at least in part, has again touched off a controversy over women’s right to choose to wear the full-body Islamic covering, or whether the burqa represents an unacceptable security risk to society. The Moroccan Ministry of Interior has announced it will prohibit the manufacture…