Erdogan Tells Feminist Summit That Women Aren’t Equal to Men

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more and more resembles the drunken uncle who shows up to Thanksgiving dinner uninvited and makes everyone uncomfortable with his ...



There was never any cease-fire. War in Nigeria will not end anytime soon and the hundreds of schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok kidnapped ...


How Malala Can Help Defeat the Islamic State

The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children ...


Tunisian Presidential Candidate Kennou Takes On the Patriarchy

Kalthoum Kennou, the only female candidate in the presidential race in Tunisia, sees her candidacy as a strong message of hope in the midst of ...


When the Execution of Five Alleged Rapists Is a Step Back for Human Rights

In late August, a group of seven men posing as Afghan police officers pulled over a group of travelers in Paghman, on the outskirts of ...


What Woman Was Ever Born to Such Misfortune

It was Saturday; we were told that the secret police were randomly raiding houses in Homs.... There had been incidents of rape and kidnapping, so ...


Bridging the Two Tunisias

This fall, Tunisia will vote in national elections in national parliamentary and presidential elections -- marking the second and third vote since former dictator Ben ...

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Born Into Bad Luck

Could being born in a year deemed unlucky wind up a self-fulfilling prophecy? That may be what befell Japanese girls born in 1966, otherwise known ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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