ISIS using kidnapped Yazidi children in suicide missions

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The Islamic State is using kidnapped Yazidi children to carry out suicide missions as the U.S.-led coalition forces continue their assault on the terror group’s remaining strongholds in Syria and Iraq. In a video posted Tuesday, two young Yazidi boys seemingly brainwashed by the Islamic terror group talk about their departure from their Yazidi identity…

Egyptian MP calls on women to undergo FGM, reduce their sexual appetite

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An Egyptian member of Parliament has called on women to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, citing the rising sexual appetites of men largely due to the popularity of sexual enhancement supplements. Elhamy Agina, a parliamentary representative from the Dakahlia Governate northeast of Cairo, responded to recent proposals in Egypt’s parliament aimed at curbing the…

Following our report, Facebook removes 'Islamic Female Circumcision' page promoting FGM

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UPDATE: Following The Foreign Desk’s report, Facebook removes ‘Islamic Female Circumcision’ page promoting FGM EARLIER STORY: A Facebook community called “Islamic Female Circumcision” was launched earlier this month with the stated goal of clarifying “misconceptions” around the Muslim faith’s practice of female genital mutilation or FGM. The page already has more than a dozen posts, including articles and…

Sorry Syria: Iranians apologize for country's involvement in Syria

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Iranian activists have launched a new online campaign to protest Tehran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war and to condemn their country’s support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Launched with a Facebook campaign called “Sorry Syria,” the group highlights the explosion of the Syrian migrant crisis and humanitarian conflict in recent months as “a small…