News in Asia

So, this week we’ve got China making moves in the South China Sea, a refugee crisis out of Afghanistan, election drama, and South Korea playing Algeria in the World Cup, among other things. Read More News in Asia

News in Asia

This week’s edition is full of quick links as I’m in the middle of making lasagna for the New England portion of the family who are used to the good stuff. Wish me luck! Also, trigger warnings for rape and violence. Read More News in Asia

“Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure

The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary. Read More “Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure

News in Asia

This week’s edition of news from Asia has contains progress in women’s rights in India, a possible step back in South Korea and changes in the drone program in Pakistan. Plus, other news from around the continent. Read More News in Asia

Savita’s Death: Draft Report Leaked to Newspapers

Details of one report into Savita Halappanavar’s death point to medical mistakes and legal issues.

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Saudi Arabia and the Olympics: A Hesitant Step Forward

The 2012 Olympics are finally making sex equality a priority. For the first time in the history of the games, the International Olympic Council put pressure on every country to bring female delegates to compete. And it worked! The last three holdouts from the Beijing games in 2008–Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia–succumbed to international leaning and submitted female athletes. Saudi Arabia was the last holdout. It took being threatened to be ousted from the Olympics for them to finally agree to send women–two women, in fact. Sarah Attah will be running the 800-meter, and Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will be competing in Judo. Or, at least, she may be. Read More Saudi Arabia and the Olympics: A Hesitant Step Forward