News in Asia

Here are some of the events and stories that have happened over the past week. [Trigger warnings for rape and violence.] Read More News in Asia

Friday News Bites: #SOTU15, Yemen + More

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…

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The Midweek News: At Least It’s Shark Week

The world is a terrible place. That’s why Shark Week exists. To remind us that there are awesome things out in the world. But let’s look at the not-so-awesome stuff first.

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News Appetizers: This Week, Imma Try to Focus on the Not Awful

Newwwwws!  The last week has been tough for me in terms of “the world is awful,” so my goal for this week is to find the silver lining. Read More News Appetizers: This Week, Imma Try to Focus on the Not Awful

International Women’s Issues: The Worst Country in the World for Women

This week in International Women’s Issues, I’m focusing on Yemen. Why? Because, time and time again, Yemen holds the title of The Worst Place in the World To Live if You are a Woman. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this ignoble distinction, which I will examine. There are also, happily, a number of women working incredibly hard, risking their lives to improve the living situations of their fellow countrywomen. Most notable, perhaps, is recent Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tawakkol Karman, whose work in Yemen’s Arab Spring movement earned her the nickname “Mother of the Revolution.” Later in this piece, we’ll look at her work, and the work of women like her. Read More International Women’s Issues: The Worst Country in the World for Women

Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Share Nobel Peace Prize

Three women, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Libya and Tawakaul Karman of Yemen, are splitting the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.  Read More Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Share Nobel Peace Prize