For Omar bin Laden, the fourth eldest of Osama bin Laden’s 20 known children, the awful realization that his father was a terrorist mastermind who was plotting a global conspiracy that would destroy the lives of thousands of innocent people and even his own family came gradually. Of course, there were warning signs: Omar’s childhood was marked by regular beatings and survivalist training; the growing army of ruffians and retainers who called his father “Prince”; and that Afghan mullah who had given his father an entire mountain in Tora Bora
I was born in 1957 and spent my childhood in China’s remote Xinjiang region, where my father, Ai Qing, had been exiled.
Tyler Perry has, for the first time, revealed graphic details about the sexual, physical and emotional abuse he says he suffered as a child. Perry recounts in a message posted on his Web site that screening the film “Precious” dislodged “some raw emotions and brought me to some things and places in my life that I needed to deal with but had long forgotten
There’s nothing funny about Tyler Perry’s latest work: a revealing account of the horrific abuse he suffered as a child. “I always thought I would die before I grew up,” the comedian writes in an uncharacteristically somber letter to fans on his Web site
Two Iranians who were caught up in the waves of arrests that followed the disputed presidential elections in June have accused their captors of raping them. An Iranian man and a woman made the allegations in separate interviews with CNN.
A 12-year-old Yemeni girl, who was forced into marriage, died during a painful childbirth that also killed her baby, a children’s rights group said Monday. Fawziya Ammodi struggled for three days in labor, before dying of severe bleeding at a hospital on Friday, said the Seyaj Organization for the Protection of Children.