Month: June 2019

June 16, 2019

Homeowners Plant Trees to Help With...

An utility company that supplies electricity in the Washington, D.C., area has given away 1,000 free trees to residential customers with the goal of saving energy. Pepco is one of dozens of companies in America working with the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation on the plan

Least 10 Imams Killed In Nangarhar ...

Almost a dozen religious scholars have been killed in attacks by unknown armed men in the eastern province of Nangarhar in the past two months, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani said on Saturday. Khogyani said that no one has been arrested in connection to the killings. “Details of some cases have been shared by the …

From War-Torn Afghanistan to Design...

Ahmad Sarwari, 12 and an Afghan immigrant, dreams of working in Silicon Valley, and many say he has the talent to take him there

China’s Horrific Treatment of...

The United States is gravely concerned about the Chinese government’s massive incarceration of Uighurs. Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby explains

Snapp Judgment: Iran Ride-Sharing C...

Under Islamic laws enforced in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women are required to cover their hair and body in public and avoid tight-fitting clothing

June 15, 2019

Dominican Republic: Policies Fuel T...

The report, “‘I Felt Like the World Was Falling Down on Me’: Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Dominican Republic,” documents how authorities have stalled the rollout of a long-awaited sexuality education program, leaving hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls and boys without scientifically accurate information about their health

Rights Czar Visit to China Continge...

In January, China’s foreign ministry welcomed U.N. officials to visit the region, provided they “abide by Chinese law and comply with relevant procedures,” and “avoid interfering in domestic matters or undermining [China’s] sovereignty”

Indian Immigrants Eye Canada as US ...

For nearly five decades, the United States was the top choice for Indian students and professionals wanting to migrate. But as Washington puts in place more restrictive immigration policies, tens of thousands of young Indians are heading to Canada, which has opened its doors to immigrants to plug shortages of skilled workers

Populist Leaders and Their Cronies ...

Politicians should remember that journalists have the right to act as eyes and ears of the public.In Indian democracy, to win an election by hook or crook is more important than good governance. Hostile attitudes towards media is a dangerous and alarming trend

Report: Women Journalists in Nicara...

Since Nicaragua’s political crisis began more than a year and a half ago, more than 300 journalists have reported some type of aggression by state officials. That’s according to a report by Nicaragua’s “Violeta Chamorro Foundation,” which advocates for freedom of expression

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