Syrians step in to help Idlib father who offered to exchange kidney for a tent
A photo showing a Syrian father inIdlibprovince offering to sell a kidney in exchange for a tent for his family has become a symbol of the devastation wrought by Bashar Al-Assad's regime andRussiain northwest Syria.The man is seen holding up a placard pleading for help as thousands of Syrians are forced to sleep in the open after fleeing their home, following intense regime bombing."I was displaced 27 days ago. I have a kidney for sale for the price of a tent which will shelter me and my family. Only God is with me," the statement concludes.The image was shared widely online, including byCharl...
An appreciation- Journalist Bernard Josephs:
The untimely death of old-school journalist Bernard Josephs in London at the age of 71 on December 1, 2019 has left a void in the Jewish and British newspaper world and among his family, friends and colleagues who enjoyed his warmth and modesty.Known as “Bernie the Red,” he strongly believed in the traditional labor ethic and was a lifelong member of the British National Union of Journalists.Born in Essex, the grandson of Polish immigrants, his career began in 1968 on a local paper, The Loughton Express and Independent. He quickly graduated to Fleet Street to work on the former Evening News, e...
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Family of Egyptian militant, Hesham Al-Ashmawy, say not notified about his reported execution
The family of one of Egypt's "most dangerous"Islamist militantssaid they have not been informed by authorities about his death, after local media reported that he was executed.Hesham al-Ashmawy, a former amy offices,was convicteda few weeks ago by a military court of orchestrating several attacks on security forces in Egypt.He was among 36 others who were sentenced to death after being found guilty of belonging to an Egyptian faction of theIslamic Stategroup affiliate.His family and his lawyer said on Monday that they had not been notified of his execution despite several media reports quoting...
Family travel five: Exploring our underwater world
Introduce your family to the beauty and wonder of our underwater world. Here are five places where you can swim, snorkel and learn to dive.———1. Ambergris Caye, BelizeBelize is home to the second largest coral reef system in the world, luring scuba enthusiasts eager to dive the Great Blue Hole, the large submarine sinkhole once explored by Jacques Cousteau. If you team up with an experienced and reputable outfitter, it’s also a great place for beginners and more proficient family members to appreciate the glory of our underwater world. Las Terrazas Resort is a family-friendly condo-style hotel...
Cooling Stress Tips: Preserving the family requires paying attention
Have you ever wondered why families have trouble staying together? All of us need more insight, because we can’t take marriage for granted.Anyone who’s ever gone through a divorce knows the horrific pain of losing a marriage relationship.Also, the fact that children lose their family unit complicates their lives forever. Coming from a broken home is something most children, as adults, never get over.“Having to deal with a step-parent, step-grandparents, and step-siblings is complex,” says a high school senior we’ll call Angelina. “Divorce means your sacred little family is gone for good.”So ho...
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Egypt executes ex-officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy, family not notified
The family of former Egyptian officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy said today that they have not been formally notified about his execution, his lawyer Khaled El-Masry told Reuters.Earlier, the online website of state newspaper Al-Ahram, and the private pro-government Al-Shoroukand Al-Watandailies reported Al-Ashmawy had been executed but later removed their reports from their websites.“I think the media reports about his execution are not true especially after the media websites removed the reports,” said El-Masry.Three security sources had also said Al-Ashmawy, who has been described as the country’s m...
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I will never let go of Emmett Till’s story
By Christine Clark ZemlaI never knew Emmett Till. Not his mischievous smile, or his fun-loving, fearless attitude, or the stutter when he got nervous. I was just a young white girl growing up in New Jersey when the Black 14-year-old from Chicago went to visit family in the Deep South in 1955.Though I never knew him, I can vividly recall the first time I heard his name. I had just returned to college, almost two decades older than most of my classmates, when in one of my first classes I watched “Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings.” The film served as quite an awakening for me!I learned how Emmett tr...
Dear Abby: Daughter-in-law reaches out to icy family’s new fiancee
DEAR ABBY: I am very lucky to have wonderful in-laws. I have been married to their son for five years and together for 10. We have one child. My in-laws are divorced but friendly, and my husband has one brother.My question revolves around my brother-in-law's new fiancee, "Tami." They dated only a short time prior to getting engaged. My in-laws were very slow to warm up to me and hard to get to know. It took almost four years for me to become close to them and feel comfortable.At this point, I am deeply involved with the family. My mother-in-law and I talk almost every day, and my father-in-law...
Pakistani family hopes for a miracle in Sharjah
Sharjah: A Pakistani family in Sharjah is desperate for help after they have been forced to move out of their apartment following three months of unpaid rent.Nadia Malik, her mother, 54, and sister, 22, were staying at an apartment in Al Majaz for Dh2,500 a month on a sublease.Her husband, Mohammad Atiq, earns Dh2,000 a month as an industrial plant employee in Al Ain and splits his time between Al Ain and Sharjah.Malik, 37, had lost her sales job in 2018 and did temporary tasks to help make ends meet. However, the couple could not manage the rent for three months and the family was recently as...
Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely fourth term
Lome (AFP) - Togo went to the polls Saturday in an election widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation. The incumbent, 53, has led the country of eight million since 2005 following the death of his father Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled with an iron fist for 38 years. In Lome, some voters were out early to cast their vote in the hope the election may bring much-needed change."We suffer too much in Togo, this time it has to change," said Eric, a driver in his 30s, near a voting centre....