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Anti-gay Sentiment Arises During the U.N. General Assembly

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the importance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights during a High-Level Core...

TPP is “Worst Trade Agreement” for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without...

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS - “The TPP will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries,”...

UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration

By Joseph Chamie UNITED NATIONS - As the international community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, one question worthy of...

Brazil and Germany Take Lead in Tackling Climate Change

By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS - Brazil and Germany, the two largest national economies within their respective continents, are taking the lead in tackling climate...

Security Council, in Historic First, Discusses Gay, Lesbian Rights

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council (UNSC), whose primary mandate is the maintenance of international peace and security, has occasionally digressed...

Obama Addresses Gay Rights In Kenya Speech

By Nathan James Barack Obama, in his first visit to Kenya as President, spoke out about the need for gay rights reform in that country,...

U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis

KUWAIT CITY - As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the...

Je Suis Charlie

Attack on French Magazine a “Black Day” for Press Freedom By A. D. McKenzie PARIS - “They are cowards who react to satire by going for...

Saudi Arabia Publicly Flogs Blogger

A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say. Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000...
Displaced women flee fighting by boat to Mingkaman

War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS

JUBA  - Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state.