Syrian refugees in Greece despair over Aleppo
Ed note. Sameela is a native of Afghanistan and gender equality advocate currently residing in the UK. The sun beats down on the snow streaked peaks, the winding river and the neat, square compounds of sandstone. It lights up the valley, the mountains, the villages, and the two women whose bodies swing from nooses in a tree. This is Afghanistan. It is
Syrian refugees in Jordan find little benefit in working legally
As my team sifted through 10 years of historic imagery, I was struck by the amount of devastation and pain the world has endured: the Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, Benghazi, Ebola, the constant school shootings in the United States, the Las Vegas massacre. And there are pictures that mold public opinion and push governments to take action: the image of the Honduran toddler crying as her mother is detained near the US-Mexico border and, before then, the plight of 5-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi, washed ashore after drowning in the waters off southern Turkey. I also can't help but be inspired by the courage shown by year-old Emma Gonzalez, a school shooting survivor who has helped galvanize the call to action on gun control. I found the moment Serena Williams consoled Naomi Osaka at last year's US Open admirable, just moments after Williams pointedly argued with a chair umpire over a call that eventually cost her the championship.
DUBAI: A Dubai school teacher is under investigation after confessing to police that he sent WhatsApp messages to an year-old female student asking her to send him naked photographs of herself. Concerns were first raised when the girl told classmates and teachers that she wanted to kill herself. The mother said she did not know if her daughter had suffered any form of physical molestation. Police later arrested the year-old male teacher who confessed to sending the messages asking the girl to send nude photographs of her to him. He told investigators that he had given his phone number to students, including the girl, to discuss a project. Dubai Public Prosecution is still investigating the allegations. The findings appear to mirror a drop in sales across many luxury goods industries over the course of the year. With restrictions on movement and lockdowns forcing the closure of their venues, gallerists were forced to come up with new ways to sell their art and promote their artists, including virtual fairs. Although gallerists have their reservations about the efficacy of virtual fairs, it does seem they are here to stay for the foreseeable future — at least until more in-person events can be held safely. The auction world, on the other hand, has not seen sales significantly dented by the shift to digital.