Tag: Editor’s Choice

August 19, 2019

North Korean Officials Favor South ...

Medicines including painkillers and fever-reducing drugs brought into North Korea by the Red Cross and other international NGOs have become harder to obtain in recent years as U.N. sanctions punishing North Korea for its illicit nuclear weapons program have taken hold, sources told RFA in earlier reports

July 23, 2019

Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra

The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and led to violent protests. The report, “Basra is Thirsty: Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis,” found that the crisis is a result of complex factors that if left unaddressed will most likely result in future water-borne disease outbreaks and continued economic hardship

July 9, 2019

Uyghur Officials in Hotan Forced to...

Uyghur officials in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are regularly visited by Han Chinese “relatives,” who force them to forgo the dietary restrictions of their Muslim faith during weeklong stays, including prohibitions on the consumption of pork and alcohol, according to sources

July 7, 2019

Zimbabwe Says Dehorning Rhinos Payi...

Poachers kill the animals to obtain the horn, which in traditional Chinese medicine is believed to have healing powers, although there is little evidence to support this

July 5, 2019

Why America Parties on Fourth of Ju...

Today, the ways in which Americans celebrate the Fourth of July differ. Many will host or attend cookouts. The three most popular foods that’ll be consumed are hamburgers, barbecued meats and hotdogs, according to a recent survey conducted by TopCashBack.com

July 2, 2019

Thousands of Monks, Nuns ‘Politic...

During 2017 and 2018, at least 4,820 Tibetan and Han Chinese monks and nuns were removed from Larung Gar, with over 7,000 dwellings and other structures torn down beginning in 2001, according to sources in the region

June 15, 2019

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

June 9, 2019

Whipping Up Support: Were Kazakh St...

Some of students said they were “forced” to participate in the forum by university authorities. Representatives of universities and Nur Otan rejected such statements

May 25, 2019

Report: ADHD May Explain da Vinci&#...

Five hundred years after his death, a professor of psychiatry in Britain has suggested that the reason da Vinci left behind so many unfinished works, including the iconic Mona Lisa, is that he may have had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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