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Pakistan's parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harass
Pakistan’s parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) act was passed by a majority in the National Assembly in Islamabad. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harassment in public places or at home.
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9 days ago by joeybaker
Number of Beheadings in Saudi Arabia Rises by 70%
Amid mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, a new report by a nonprofit organization shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the first quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 percent compared to the same period last year.
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28 days ago by joeybaker
Pro-Assad official says targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning
The Syrian government and its allies have absorbed a U.S.-led attack on Saturday and the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia, a senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus said.
mesopotamia  globalGameOfThrones 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Cuneiform script - Wikipedia
Cuneiform script, one of the earliest systems of writing, was invented by the Sumerians. It is distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets,…
archaeology  language  writing  scripts  sumerian  history  culture  levant  mesopotamia 
7 weeks ago by asaltydog
U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russian Fighters in Syria, Sources Say
U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker

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