Layla’s Recent Stories
World May 04‘I don’t think there’s a safe place in Yemen anymore’
Seventy-five percent of Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance as the country enters its fourth year of war. Here's what's happening now.
World Apr 23Iraqi women and children with perceived link to ISIS are sexually abused, denied aid, report finds
Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to Islamic State militants are denied access to food and health care, sexually abused, and routinely blocked from obtaining identity cards and other documents needed to work or move freely, according to a…
World Mar 27What to know about Egypt’s presidential election
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is expected to win a second four-year term. His only opponent is one of his supporters. Here's what we're watching.
World Feb 09In Pakistan, abused women find comfort and justice at this all-female-run center
The Violence Against Women Center in Pakistan's Punjab province is a 24-hour, all-female facility that offers medical, legal and counselling support.
Nation Jan 18Hackers are flooding the internet with more fake domain names. Here’s how you can protect yourself
Security systems are often unable to detect this problem before the hack occurs, according to a new report.
Politics Jan 10The mysterious Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ are still puzzling investigators
Part of the issue: There remains little proof of these attacks. Here's what we know -- and what we don't.
World Nov 22What’s being done to help the Rohingya?
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state "constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya." We asked experts take a look at what’s being done to address the situation, and what’s next.
World Nov 11What we know about the crown prince’s vision for Saudi Arabia
The crown prince, 32, has said he is looking to break down the Saudi economy and decision-making structure and change how the country practices Islam.
World Oct 24What’s the difference between genocide and ethnic cleansing?
World leaders have chosen their words carefully when describing the mass exodus of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar, so far largely avoiding the legally specific and politically charged term "genocide."…
World Oct 17U.S.-backed Syrian forces recapture Raqqa from Islamic State group
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced Tuesday that they had captured the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants.