September 26, 2019

US accuses Syria of chemical weapons attack, vowing to not let it go ‘unchallenged’

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. intelligence has determined that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad used chlorine as a chemical weapon on May 19, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He said the Trump administration will not let it go "unchallenged." The attack -- which the State Department had previously warned about -- is just the latest atrocity Assad's regime is said to be responsible for in Syria's eight-and-a-half-year old war, many of which amount to "war cri..
September 26, 2019

Iranian president tells ABC News ‘trust’ must be restored before meeting with Trump

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a one-on-one sitdown interview, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani explained to ABC News' World News Tonight anchor David Muir why he would not be meeting with President Donald Trump. "America has put a precondition for talks. Our position is for them to take away these preconditions," Rouhani said through a translator on Wednesday. "America says that it will put Iran under maximum pressure until we talk and negotiate. ... America must do away with that precondition, ..
September 26, 2019

Bride walks to groom’s home in Bangladesh to empower women

NatanaelGinting/iStock(DHAKA, Bangladesh) -- A bride in Bangladesh turned a centuries-old custom on its head as a way to stand up for women's rights. Khadiza Akter Khushi, 19, was photographed leading a procession of wedding guests to her groom's house before their wedding in Meherpur on Sept. 21. The move upended the tradition in Bangladesh of the groom's party traveling to the house of the bride to begin the wedding ritual. After the wedding, the bride, according to tradition, l..
September 26, 2019

Prince Harry ‘deeply connected’ to Botswana after his ‘mum’ died

KeithBinns/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry made an emotional trip to Botswana Thursday, paying tribute to a country of which he says he feels "deeply connected." "I came down here straight after my mum died," Harry said, referring to the late Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when Harry was just 12. "I feel deeply connected to this place." Harry, 35, put a spotlight on a cause close to Princess Diana -- supporting people affected by HIV -- while in Botswana, visiting a project of his own charity,..