As World Immunization Week comes to a close today, it is an opportune time to reflect on the progress made to date with vaccine preventable illnesses. Smallpox is eradicated. There are some diseases on the verge of elimination. Rubella has been eradicated from two continents. Polio lingers in...
Kafayat Amusa, University of South Africa; Nara Monkam, University of Pretoria, and Nicola Viegi, University of Pretoria The economic and political reach of the US, arguably the most visible and vocal Western country on the African continent,...
Image: Savik Shuster, a TV talkshow host in Ukraine, began a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the government's decision to revoke his work permit. Shuster says the move is politically motivated. By Aleksandrit (CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia) Journalist Savik Shuster knows what it's...
Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh turns 39 today. She was kidnapped in December 2013 with three colleagues--her husband Wael Hamada, Samira Khalil, and Nazem Hammadi-- by the armed group Jaish al Islam, one of the powerful militia groups working near Damascus. They have been missing ever since, some of...
Last week passersby in London were stunned when they were greeted with adverts reading "Imagine London without gays..."
In its 2015 report, the U.S. Department of State expresses concern with anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents in France. Although this concern is justified, it must be put into context.
It's not often that a dictator takes out an advertisement in The New York Times. But there it was on Sunday, full-page spread touting President Joseph Kabila's supposed record of championing democracy and reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined Beyonce's "Lemonade" message.
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined Beyonce’s “Lemonade” message and in turn the experience of many black...
Women have yet to earn their equal share in the society and the right to decide for their lives. Yet I am more than ever confident that we will succeed in making women empowerment a reality everywhere, in every country, in every city and in every village.
Outdated gender misconceptions spread worldwide continue to prevent women from taking on key leadership roles in every aspect of our daily lives. For this reason, we must join efforts to reverse this tendency and make sure their voices are heard.
Like so many others, Dr. Maaz was killed for saving lives. Today we remember Dr. Maaz's humanity and his bravery.
The movie, "3000 Nights" provided glimpses of what Palestinian prisoners experienced in Israeli prisons during the 1980s.
With just months separating us from the inauguration and commercial opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the excitement's been palpable.
In Cuba nothing is what it seems. But Cubans can make a difference, seizing the challenges in a unique time of opportunities for changes.
News media in India and across the globe are paying attention, with coverage of early and child marriage expanding rapidly in recent years. Unfortunately, some of these stories present child marriage in ways that create misunderstanding at best.
In a remarkable challenge to the authority of the UN Security Council, the Kingdom of Morocco effectively dismantled the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, triggering a crisis at the UN and further endangering the Saharawi people.
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In American politics, we are witnessing a startling escalation of religious, ethnic and racial discrimination and divisiveness that is quickly racing down a slippery slope. Before our civilization goes over the brink, we must stop, step back and address these fundamental questions of humanity.
For the past five years, divers in the state of Punjab, India have been routinely retrieving four to five deceased bodies from the Khanauri barrage of the Bhakra Canal.
In the aftermath of the successful US Navy SEALs operation to kill Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda vowed to continue to attack the US and its allies. Five years later, the terrorist organization is being overshadowed by the extremely brutal Islamic State group.