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    Female Genital Mutilation Continues in Somali Community in US The United Nations estimates that 200 million girls and women in over 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation. Somalia has the highest rate recorded by the U.N. with about 98 percent of the country’s female population between the ages of 15 and 49 having been subjected to FGM. The U.S....

    Female Genital Mutilation Haunts Somalis in US The United Nations estimates 200 million girls and women in more than 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). Somalia has the highest rate in the world recorded by the United Nations, with about 98 percent the country's female population between the ages of 15 and 49 affected by FGM.  Although the procedure is...

    China Denies Allegations its Peacekeepers Abandoned S. Sudan Posts China's defense ministry has rejected as "malicious speculation" allegations by a U.S.-based group that Chinese peacekeepers had abandoned their posts in South Sudan in July instead of protecting civilians. Chinese troops are part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, which has been ravaged by conflict between rival forces loyal...

    Rights Group: UN Peacekeepers Failed in South Sudan United Nations peacekeepers failed in their mission to protect civilians during an outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in July, a rights group said. Peacekeepers abandoned their posts or cowered in place, and then used tear gas on frightened civilians who sought shelter at the U.N. base, the U.S.-based Center for Civilians in...

    Morocco's PJD Wins Most Seats in Parliamentary Election Morocco's Islamist Justice and Development Party won the largest number of seats in the country's new parliament, according to election results announced Saturday, but it will need to form a coalition government with several smaller parties because it lacks a majority. Interior Minister Mohammed Hassad announced the results, which indicated that outgoing Prime...

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