Palestinian family inspects the damage of Israeli airstrikes.

Women Suffering Heavily in Mideast Violence

The current focus is on Gaza, where the Israeli military’s “knock on the roof” warning missile leaves too little time for escape. Women and children compose a sizable number of the 200 Palestinians killed as of July 16.


Video: Syrian Woman Recalls Horror of Homs

In this video, a Syrian woman who fled war-torn Homs describes her work washing the corpses of women. Negotiators in Geneva have just agreed to provide a relief corridor for women and children to leave districts that have been besieged since June 2012.