Africa:Ebola Outbreak – WHO Puts 10 Countries On ‘High Alert’

Africa:Ebola Outbreak – WHO Puts 10 Countries On ‘High Alert’

Photo: UN (File photo). WHO officials have described the affected area as “one of the most difficult terrains on earth,” making it difficult to access. The UN health agency is hoping to avert an epidemic like the West Africa outbreak...
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Dr. Davida Coady, Medical Missionary, Is Dead at 80

“At the time,” she added, “it was thought that many of these children died of low body temperature, because that’s part of malnutrition. We used to keep them warm, but she taught us that if you got enough calories into...
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Donald Trump unveils drug plan after more than a year of vowing to lower prices

Donald Trump unveils drug plan after more than a year of vowing to lower prices

WASHINGTON — After more than a year of bold promises, President Donald Trump is unveiling his plans for reducing drug prices. But they don’t include a key campaign pledge to use the buying power of the government’s Medicare program to...
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Starbucks adopts ‘open bathroom’ policy after racism backlash

Starbucks adopts ‘open bathroom’ policy after racism backlash

WASHINGTON — Starbucks has adopted an open-bathroom policy at U.S. stores following the arrest last month of two African American men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. Chairman Howard Schultz says he doesn’t want the company to become a public...
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Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are protesting for the seventh Friday in a row as part of the Great March of Return movement. The rallies are part of a six-week protest that will culminate on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to...
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U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

Several former militia commanders have risen to high-level political positions. Now, a coalition of them is expected to be among the biggest winners in parliamentary elections this Saturday, giving them even more prominent roles in the new government and possi...
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Africa:Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Africa:Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Photo: UNECA 51st Session of the Commission, Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development The fifty-first session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic D...
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Activists launch ‘Justice for Rohingya’ campaign in London

Activists launch ‘Justice for Rohingya’ campaign in London

London, UK – Activists and lawyers in the UK have launched a campaign to seek to prosecute perpetrators of alleged war crimes against Myanmar‘s Rohingya minority. The Justice for Rohingya Minority (JFRM) was launched at a ceremony at Amnesty Inter...
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Iran nuclear deal: France condemns US move to re-impose sanctions

Iran nuclear deal: France condemns US move to re-impose sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Airbus had a deal to sell Iran nearly 100 airliners France has condemned as “unacceptable” a US move to re-impose sanctions on companies trading with Iran. The action from Washington followed President Donald T...
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Africa:Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

Africa:Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

By Eric Reidy Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped. The...
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