Pope Francis calls for social justice during visit to Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Pope Francis is without a doubt a breath of fresh air from the Catholic Church. Since he became Pope in 2013,...

Attacks on Muslims by Buddhist Mobs Raises Fear in Sri Lanka

Muslims in Sri Lanka fearful after the deadly violence against them by Buddhist mobs in the coastal town of Aluthgama  ALUTHGAMA — At least three people...

From Revolution to Coup: A Timeline of Egypt (2011–2014)

Lubna Anani, Correspondent (Asia: Middle East and Central)   CAIRO — January 25, 2014 marked the third anniversary of the Egyptian uprising that ended the 30-year rule...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

The Myanmar Ministry of Immigration announced that permits would no longer be issued to its citizens seeking employment in Malaysia.  Myanmar's move to impose...

Girls Receive Sex Education in Conservative Pakistani Village

Notwithstanding the cultural norms, school in Johi village in Pakistan gives girls sex education. ISLAMABAD — In the tiny Johi village of the impoverished Sindh...

Democracy in trouble – voters need ‘clear signals’ from political leaders

Australians have become “disaffected with the political class” - as national election survey finds 40% distrust the nation’s democracy. The Australian National University’s (ANU) 2016...

Crimea Goes Back to Russia as 95.5% Say Yes to Annexation

SIMFEROPOL - 95.5% of the Crimean voters has said "yes" to the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia, in a referendum that has been...

“Rule of India” or “Anti-Indian” Feelings in Kashmir?

Diksha Dwivedi, Correspondent (Asia: South)   KASHMIR - The vicious circle of separatist revolts in Kashmir against India began long time ago, in 1989. In 1990s, 1000s...

PM Mateo Renzi resigned and anti-establishment parties gain momentum

The Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi conceded defeat after the national referendum results were known last Sunday evening. In an emotional speech at his Rome-based...

Uruguay swaps food for oil in trade deal with Venezuela

Due to the inability to produce enough food for its population, Venezuela is striking deals in Latin America to exchange oil for food and...