Daily Archives: March 5, 2017

Bangaldesh Girls’ Rights Threatened By Child Marriage Legislation

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Bangladesh parliament approved a law that will allow girls under the age of 18 to marry under “special circumstances” if parents or guardians deem it in their “best interests.” Children’s rights charities and organizations fear that the law is open to abuse since it sets […]

U.S. Defense Secretary: U.S. Will Stay In Iraq For A While

On Monday February 20, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made an unannounced one-day visit to Baghdad in an effort to preserve U.S.-Iraq relations, following contentious comments made by President Trump in January. The visit was Mattis’s first visit to Iraq as Pentagon Chief and the first visit to Iraq by […]