The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: A Syrian woman in Lebanon lit herself on fire after the United Nations discontinued her aid, a prominent islamist was killed in Kenya, protests Over China’s Maritime Aggression in the Philippines and an explosion at Cairo University killed a high-ranking police officer.
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Syrian Refugee Self-Immolates
A Syrian woman in Lebanon lit herself on fire last week, highlighting the desperate plight of the more than two million refugees who have fled that nation’s civil war.
Prominent Islamist Killed
A prominent islamist leader with purported ties to the Somali militant group Al Shabab has been shot dead in front of a Kenyan court house.
Protests Over China’s Maritime Aggression
Dozens of angry protesters gathered outside the Chinese consulate in Manila after Chinese military vessels blocked Filipino supply ships from reaching a disputed outpost in the South China sea.
Police Chief Killed in Cairo Bombing
A series of bombs exploded near Cairo University, killing a high-ranking police officer.
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