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Heba Kanso

FIFA to engage with Iran to lift ban on women in stadiums

Nov 08 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday it would work with Iran to end a long-running ban on women attending matches but offered no insight on when to expect the breakthrough.

'I had suicidal thoughts': Gay Lebanese speak out against conversion therapy

Nov 08 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors in Lebanon warned about the dangers of gay conversion therapy on Thursday, saying homosexuality is not a disease - a common misconception in the Arab country.

'I had suicidal thoughts': Gay Lebanese speak out against conversion therapy

Nov 08 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors in Lebanon warned about the dangers of gay conversion therapy on Thursday, saying homosexuality is not a disease - a common misconception in the Arab country.

#ShameOnWho campaign uses art to change Lebanese attitudes to rape

Nov 07 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The hashtag #ShameOnWho? is being deployed as part of a new street art campaign in Lebanon to try to change attitudes to rape in a country where victim shaming remains common.

Factbox: A 'never-ending nightmare' for Yemenis one year since blockade

Nov 06 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One year after a Saudi coalition imposed a blockade on Yemeni ports temporarily halting life-saving supplies, Yemenis are still living a "never-ending nightmare," low on food and fuel, a senior aid official said on Tuesday.

Criticized over labor rights, Qatar sets up fund for cheated workers

Oct 31 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new insurance fund in Qatar to help migrants cheated of their wages could become a welcome lifeline for the millions of foreign laborers in the Persian Gulf nation, rights groups said on Wednesday.

UK could save 'a generation' with fund to pay Yemeni doctors and teachers - aid official

Oct 30 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should create a fund to enable doctors and teachers in war-torn Yemen - many of whom have not been paid for two years - to do their jobs, a senior aid official said on Tuesday.

France to help formerly captive Yazidis after meeting with Nobel winner Murad

Oct 26 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The president of France has agreed to take in 100 formerly enslaved Yazidi women after meeting with Nadia Murad, a survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, supporters said on Friday, saying the honor helps strengthen her fight for fellow Yazidis.

Sleeping beauties: Artist revives Lebanon's abandoned historic buildings

Oct 23 2018

SAWFAR, Lebanon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dotted with bullet holes and scarred by war, a once iconic hotel in Lebanon abandoned for more than 40 years is coming back to life through the paintings of an artist on a mission to revive the memories of its glorious past.

Egypt's LGBT+ face horrific discrimination in housing, says U.N. rapporteur

Oct 05 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay Egyptians face "horrific" discrimination and harassment when looking for somewhere to live, a U.N. special rapporteur said, urging the government to give LGBT+ people better protection.

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