Around the world, tradition often opposes equality. But when it comes to the question of gender equality, such situations can become volatile. That’s what happened in Nagaland, India this February.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives took a one point lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll conducted by Emnid for the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, with nearly seven months to go before federal elections.
Mexico opened legal aid centres at its 50 consulates across the US on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under US President Donald Trump.
A Syrian air force pilot who bailed out as his warplane crashed on Turkish territory has been found by a Turkish rescue team and is being treated at a hospital in the Hatay region, a hospital spokeswoman said on Sunday.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a EU-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara.
Seventy-year-old Jurgen Kantner had been held on the small southern island of Jolo and beheaded by ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week.
After a string of resignations among advisers and backers, the 63-year old former conservative prime minister is banking on a rally of supporters in Paris on Sunday to show his detractors that he remains their best hope to win the presidency.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has missed several launch dates. On Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the measure is on track for a rollout from July 1 with the bills set to be discussed in parliament after it reconvenes next week.
South Korea’s trade minister said on Sunday the government’s responses against discriminating action by China towards South Korean companies will be strengthened and he feels “deep concern” over recent measures taken by Beijing.
The pledges are part of Beijing’s years-long push to reduce the share of coal in its energy mix to cut pollution that has choked northern cities and to meet climate-change goals while streamlining unwieldy and over-supplied smoke-stack industries such as steel.
Researchers say many tree species populating the Amazon region appear to be abundant because they were cultivated by people who populated the area before Europeans arrived more than five centuries ago.
Devolving some presidential powers could make it easier for the political elite to manage a succession by splitting key roles between different players not concentrating power in one successor.
Tayyip Erdogan said journalist Deniz yucel being held in Turkey was a “German agent” and a member of a Kurdish militant group. Germany called the comments absurd.
Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time in government became a major point of criticism during her 2016 presidential run against President Donald Trump.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US had carried out more than 30 strikes over the past two days in Shabwah, Abyan and Al Bayda provinces.
Nearly half of South Sudan’s population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty.
Mangroves are superheroes on both land and sea, storing carbon and providing protection for coasts.
UK will not be in a position legally to claim a share of the EU’s assets on exit unless they are included in a withdrawal agreement.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
Turkey’s authoritarian regime has ruined the lives of many intellectuals and opponents of the regime. Resisting, even softly, is an act of survival.
The policy shift would allow the US government to keep parents in custody while they contest deportation or wait for asylum hearings.
It is estimated that it will take 170 years to close the global gender wage gap – 52 years longer than it would have done just a year ago.
Sources say that If Wang Qishan doesn’t retire, it makes it reasonable and lends legitimacy for Xi Jinping not stepping down in 2022.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Staffan de Mistura said that the parties had agreed to return later in March to discuss four key issues – governance, a draft constitution, elections and counter-terrorism.
It was primordial microbes, like those described in a recent study, that set in motion the evolutionary march toward complex life and, eventually, the appearance of humans 200,000 years ago.
Scientists have found that the world’s largest land mammal sleeps two hours per day on average and some days not at all, and does so mostly standing up.
The drug, JCAR015, was being tested by Juno in adults with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a rare and deadly blood cancer.
Abdalfatah H. A., 35, is suspected of being a member of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and of being involved in the killing of 36 Syrian government employees.
The economic cost of imposing visa restrictions on millions of US tourists and business travellers who visit EU each year is a major disincentive.
Prosecutors argue the widow of a gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida is a threat to the community and a flight risk.
Some 1.5 million refugees have fled fighting and famine in South Sudan to neighbouring countries, half of them to Uganda, and thousands more are leaving daily, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
Military service was the norm for young Swedish men during the cold war but conscription was gradually watered down after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The trial of Mubarak, who was toppled in one of the tumultuous uprisings which shook the Arab world, captivated viewers as he appeared in a courtroom cage on charges ranging from corruption to complicity in the murder of protesters.
ISIS is on the back foot in Syria after losing territory in the north to an alliance of US-backed, Kurdish-led militias and to Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups.
Carried across the desert by her grandsons, under sniper and mortar fire, 90-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah was one of thousands who braved the difficult and dangerous journey out of ISIS’s shrinking stronghold in the west of the city.
The case alleges that proceeds from corruption and political kickbacks were used to fund President Temer’s 2014 election campaign.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s ambassador.
In 2015, the World Bank estimated Pakistan’s population at 188.9 million but the country still uses the official 1998 figure of 134.7 million.