12-09-2016  5:28 am      •     

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 photo, Syrian refugee Haela Kalawi, 31, poses for a photograph at her workplace, Recycle Beirut, in Ouzai, a poor neighborhood in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. About one-third of 240,000 Syrian refugee households in Lebanon are headed by women, in stark contrast to Syria's traditions which see men as providers and protectors. The husbands of the women surviving on their own are either dead, missing, chose to remain in Syria or tried to make their way to Europe. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) 

After her husband went missing in the Syrian civil war, Haela Kalawi makes a life for herself and her children in Beirut 

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An Israeli man holds a sign with a portrait of the Russian President Vladimir Putin during a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv calling for end to its military involvement in Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty) 


Unprecedented slam comes after bombing of civilian targets in Syria    

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Internally displaced persons clear a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat from Iraqi forces. Witnesses to the forced evacuation describe scenes of chaos as hundreds of people were driven north across the Ninevah plains and into the heavily-fortified city, where the extremists are believed to be preparing for a climactic showdown. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) 

Anyone who resists can be shot dead on the spot        

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Family members of the Nigerian Chibok kidnapped girls walk toward buses as they depart to meet the Nigerian minister of women affairs in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two-and-a-half years ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram Islamic extremist captors, a community leader said Tuesday.(AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga) 

More than 100 girls appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram Islamic extremist captors, a community leader said Tuesday 

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A woman looks up as a worker uses salvaged sheets of mangled metal, full of holes, to create a makeshift roof atop her home damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, Oct. 10. Nearly a week after the storm smashed into southwestern Haiti, some communities along the southern coast have yet to receive any assistance, leaving residents who have lost their homes and virtually all of their belongings struggling to find shelter and potable water.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) 

The United Nations has made an emergency appeal for nearly $120 million in aid 

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Residents wade through flood waters in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) 

Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday 

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Graça Machel said that the primary mission of WIMN is to amplify the voices of women’s movements, influence governance and promote women’s leadership and contributions in the economic, social, and political development of Africa. (Graça Michel) 

Network of women journalists will work with Graça Machel Trust 

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Supporters of the peace accord between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, follow on a giant screen the results of a referendum to decide whether or not to support the peace accord, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Colombia's peace deal with leftist rebels was on the verge of collapsing, with those opposing the deal leading by a razor-thin margin with almost all polling stations reporting results. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) 

A stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels leaves Colombians with no backup plan 

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Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade take position during training in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, on the border with Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Israel is denying Syrian government claims that its forces shot down a warplane and a drone near the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) 

The Syrian cease-fire appeared to be holding on Tuesday despite sporadic and minor violations 

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Susan L. Taylor, American editor, writer, journalist and Founder and CEO of CARES Mentoring Movement is among many influencers confirmed to attend the fall event in Panama.  

The 21st Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference will take place in Panama City Nov. 10-13 

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