Category Archives: International Press (English)

NFL owners to meet, with racial divide on the agenda

Sometimes sports become a venue for overcoming racial tensions. Amid anthem protests, pro football has a high-profile opportunity.

October 16, 2017 —Minutes before kickoff for the first round of Sunday’s football games, the National Football League website carried two unusual features.

Trump’s move on Iran deal? At its core, a compromise with his cabinet.

Trump decides to ‘decertify,’ but not scuttle, the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, illustrating both how the president is at odds with his top advisers, and what are the limits of their influence.

October 13, 2017 Washington—Donald Trump’s presidency has given new meaning to the phrase “team of rivals.”

In assault on Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurds see region’s reply to independence vote

After the euphoria of the vote, the advance on energy-rich Kirkuk by Iraqi federal forces signaled a worrisome dynamic for the Kurds: Baghdad’s coordination with Turkey and Iran, and internal Kurdish divisions.

The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India

As the country grows rapidly, new initiatives are working against a host of obstacles in the hope of keeping young women in school.

JAISALMER, INDIA—Once a year, the history lecturer Vijay Kumar Ballani and his colleagues go door-to-door in this rural village, imploring parents to send their children to a cinderblock complex that lacks classroom space, bathrooms, and desks.  He gives the same stock speech.

‘Casting Couch’: The Origins of a Pernicious Hollywood Cliché

How a seemingly innocuous phrase became a metonym for the skewed sexual politics of show business

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Who is the Jewish woman now in charge of UNESCO?


Audrey Azoulay was born in Paris to a Jewish-Moroccan family from Essaouira.

The Battles After ISIS

Iraqi forces face off against the Kurds in a potential harbinger of conflicts to come.

Reports emerged Monday that ISIS had been defeated in Raqqa, the Syrian city it claims as its capital, signaling a major victory in the years-long battle against the militant group and the near end to its self-declared caliphate. But already there are signs the post-ISIS battles are only beginning: In neighboring Iraq, government forces have recaptured Kirkuk, an oil-richprovince that has been under Kurdish control since 2014, after beginning to move on the disputed region over the weekend.

Iraqi Forces Clash with Kurdish Militia

Iraqi military forces have seized strategic positions around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk as a showdown over Kurdish calls for independence enters a dangerous new phase, writes Joe Lauria.

By Joe Lauria

Understanding the ‘Fake News’ Hysteria

The mainstream media’s hysteria over “fake news” is aimed less at the few instances of intentionally fabricated stories than at well-reported articles that challenge the U.S. government’s dubious official narratives, says David P. Hamilton.

By David P. Hamilton

‘Monogamy is hard’:Pink gets real about sex and marriage

Ariane Beeston

She’s been candid about everything from breastfeeding shaming to the ridiculous pressure mums face to lose the baby weight. But now, Pink has opened up about marriage and “bed death” – or those dry spells many couples face in long-term relationships.

Erdoğan, Turkish spy agency MIT worked with Iran’s IRGC Quds Force

by Abdullah Bozkurt

The main reason why Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is terrified about a US federal case involving Iranian sanction buster Reza Zarrab, who bribed Turkish ministers and banking officials, is the fact that his secretive cooperation with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will be exposed, and he will be called to account.

Did Carrie Fisher really send a cow tongue to a creepy producer? We hope so

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, more stories have emerged of misogyny in Hollywood.

Donald Trump mocks Mike Pence: ‘He wants to hang all gay people’

During a discussion about LGBT rights, US President Donald Trump joked his vice president wanted to “hang all gay people”.

Trump’s unlikely Christian covenant

Anthony Zurcher -North America reporter

Donald Trump loves evangelical voters, and they love him.

Can Nigeria and Cameroon learn any lessons from Catalonia?

The crisis in Spain’s Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence, as BBC Pidgin editor Adejuwon Soyinka reports.

100 Women: Are journeys safer with women-only carriages?

Loud, brightly coloured and speedy, matatus are an unmistakeable sight on Nairobi’s streets. Many of the city’s three million inhabitants rely on these minibuses, but for many women they are the setting for harassment and abuse.

Kurz and charisma: What propels young leaders to power?

By Laurence Peter- BBC News

In Austria they call him “Wunderwuzzi” – meaning “whizzkid” or “hotshot”.

Is There A Perfect Time To Set Goals ?

Most people decide to make changes and set goals based on dates in the calendar. But some researchers argue there could be a more effective way.

By Alison Birrane

100 Women: The Pakistani women shamed for their lifestyle

By Shumaila Jaffery BBC Islamabad

Pakistan is a country of stark contrasts, and when it comes to the treatment of women, they are even clearer, writes the BBC’s Shumaila Jaffery.

Trump’s Neutrality Only Deepens the Kurdish Crisis

The president said he would stop Iran’s meddling. Attacks on the Kurds of Kirkuk are his chance.

by Eli Lake

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