U.N. Official: ISIS is 'Institutionalizing Sexual Violence'

Zainab Bangura, a U.N. special representative, recently concluded a tour of refugee camps that house refugees largely from Syria and Iraq - countries where the Islamic State hold a large amount of territory. The Washington Post reports that she recounted the stories of sexual violence, rape and abuse to Middle East… » 5/24/15 12:19pm Today 12:19pm

Assad Regime Accused of Attacking Civilians in Syria with Chlorine Gas

Civil defense groups in Syria have accused Bashar al-Assad of using chlorine gas in at least 35 attacks on civilians since mid-March, the Guardian reports. “Whenever the regime loses an area or a city it arbitrarily takes revenge on civilians,” said White Helmets’ leader Raed Saleh. “It is targeting civilians.” » 5/24/15 11:26am Today 11:26am

Mom Jailed for Refusing to Circumcise 4-Year-Old Son Agrees to Surgery

A Florida woman arrested for a resisting a court order to have her 4-year-old son circumcised has reluctantly agreed to the procedure after spending a week behind bars, ABC News reports. » 5/23/15 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm