Mother murders her severely autistic child: Can such a killing ever be justified?
Autistic 14-year-old Alex didn't survive his mother's stabs to his chest. (Image: Model, not actual child. Shutterstock/Cheryl Casey)
Please Don't Kill Your Baby, Even If They Say It's Okay.
Over the past few months, two major stories made headlines of world-wide news outlets regarding parents of teens with autism reaching their limit of patience and "parenthood". In both cases, parents have attempted filicide-suicide, and in both cases the parent survived.
Source: ASD Lebanon
Another Sad Tragedy in a series of tragedies
The Syrian refugees are now trying to flee Egypt even it is going to cost them not only their lives but also their freedom. It is sad as Egypt was among the safe places for them.
Source: Egyptian Chronicles
Bahrain's Legal "War on Terror"
In July 2005, the Sunni Islamist-dominated parliament passed what is now the Political Societies Law, which divides political groupings neatly into two legal distinctions: those registered with the Ministry of Justice (and thus "legal"), and those unregistered ("illegal").
Source: Religion and Politics in Bahrain