World

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

BEIRUT – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

Another American dies fighting for ISIS
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Another American dies fighting for ISIS

It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said. On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had fallen. Officials […]

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

Ukraine’s LGBT Community Threatened, As War Approaches
By August 31, 2014 Read More →

Ukraine’s LGBT Community Threatened, As War Approaches

As Russian troops continue their invasion of Northeastern Ukraine, the former Soviet republic’s LGBT community faces new dangers as bombs and shells rain down on their cities. Beginning Tuesday, “thousands” of Russian soldiers, weapons, and military vehicles have poured across the border, capturing towns and cities in the Dontesk region, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the Kiev government since May.

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper
By August 24, 2014 Read More →

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported.

Gay and not free in South Africa
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Gay and not free in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira Groudup A gay man from the DRC claims the Congolese community in South Africa will not rest until they kill him. Junior Miteo Kalonji, 34, wept hard as he talked about his life. GroundUp had to stop the interview three times when he broke down. On 11 August, Kalonji says he was […]

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

Posted in: Health, World
Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned
By August 9, 2014 Read More →

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned

A gay pride parade in Uganda has special meaning this year following a decision by one of the country’s courts overturning an extreme anti-gay law that could have landed homosexuals in prison for life.