The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has used children as young as 12 as fighters and abducted and raped women, while the government has failed to account for hundreds of detained men and boys, Human Rights Watch said.
Mubarak Alajji, a Qatari teacher, posted on Twitter in June that his campaign to aid Syrians caught up in the civil war had collected more than $170,000. He then went there to see how the money was used.
The Pakistani Taliban’s attempts to deter girls from seeking an education, epitomized by the shooting of 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the face last year, are backfiring as school enrollments surge in her home region.
Tunisia’s governing Islamist party rejected calls to make Islamic law the basis of a new constitution, citing the need to reassure the public and investors that the government will respect the values of all.