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Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 20, 2019

Thousands flood streets in France to decry recent anti-Semitic acts
After a recent slew of anti-Semitic attacks, thousands of people across France rallied against the bigotry. France is home to the world's third-largest Jewish population, but anti-Semitic hate crimes have increased in recent years.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 20, 2019

Putin: US missiles in Europe will be met with 'equivalent weapons'
Speaking at his state-of-the-nation address, Russia President Vladimir Putin rebuked the United States for its plans to place new missiles in Europe suggesting Moscow would retaliate, adding new pressures to already tense relations between the US and Russia.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 20, 2019

No smoking: How one city is cutting the hookah haze
Cities, over larger government entities, have increasingly been drivers of change. When Jordan's smokers seemed unmoved by national laws, Amman joined a global cities alliance to help reduce public smoking.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 19, 2019

Bearing witness: When hospital work becomes a test of faith
Led by his faith and a desire to serve, Tom Catena is on call every day at the only referral hospital in a rebel-held region of Sudan.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 19, 2019

Peaceful revolutionary: Can Armenia's prisoner-turned-prime minister govern?
The journalist, revolutionary, and opposition leader became prime minister last May. Now he faces his hardest task yet: governing.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 18, 2019

Slow and steady, the American prairies grow
In the last three decades, grassland conservationists and scientists have been playing the long game, and their efforts are paying off.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 15, 2019

US-Taliban talks: Is Afghanistan ready for real peace?
Finding a path to peace involves taking risks and building trust. In Afghanistan, the US seems eager to end its longest war, and Afghans yearn for peace. Still, issues of trust and risk-taking loom large.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 15, 2019

After failed budget, Spain calls early election
After Spain's minority Socialist government was defeated in a budget vote in Parliament, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called an early election for Apr. 28. In the country's fragmented political environment, forming a new government will be challenging for any party.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 15, 2019

Bring on the ice and snow: Ottawa's Winterlude celebrates a frozen north
Even as Canadians may debate whether they embrace - or merely endure - the harshest season, the Winterlude festival is one large effort to turn a liability into an asset for fun.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 15, 2019

Ahead of election, Nigerians reassess an old promise of safety
In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari claimed Boko Haram was on the run. But as he runs for reelection today, Nigeria's security challenges have only grown more complicated.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 15, 2019

Italy's leaders spar over high-speed rail project
The future of Italy's coalition government rests upon the completion of a high-speed rail tunnel to France, as the two factions use the project to determine the country's governing ethos: populism or pro-business?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 15, 2019

In Hebron, Palestinians patrol after foreign monitors leave
The West Bank's largest city is a frequent flashpoint between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. Now Palestinian activists have launched their own patrols to document alleged settler violence in Hebron after Israel expelled international observers.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 14, 2019

How an alliance between Millennials and religious sisters has changed outlooks
Nuns & Nones brings together sisters and spiritually oriented Millennials. The life-changing conversations that have resulted show what can happen when unlikely pairings are made.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 14, 2019

Adam Smith's hidden hand of empathy


Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 14, 2019

War museum in Baghdad underlines militia's growing clout
A new museum in Iraq's capital honors the mainly Shiite militiamen who died fighting the Islamic State. The Iran-backed militias gained prominence after helping the government in the war. Some worry that this spells trouble for a country with a history of bloody sectarian strife.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 14, 2019

Russia more assured about war with Afghan three decades on
Friday marks the anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan 30 years ago. Once hailed as a much sought-after end to a bloody quagmire, many Russians now see the decade-long war as successful and legitimate action against United States-backed militants.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 14, 2019

Journalist and Duterte critic freed on bail after libel arrest
Award-winning journalist Maria Ressa has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. Media watch dogs decried her arrest as the government's latest attempt to muzzle press freedom. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 14, 2019

Meanwhile in … New York, a charity is buying up outsize debt to forgive it
And in London, artificial intelligence leveled up its strategic gameplay ability, again.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 13, 2019

In Arab world, a new alliance is on the rise
What impact does America's inward gaze have on international problem-solving? That's an issue we will return to regularly. Here, a look at how six US-friendly Arab nations are banding together.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 13, 2019

A candidate's message for Nigerian politics: Make way for women
When Nigerians go to the polls on Feb. 16, just a sliver of the candidates will be women. What would it take for that to change?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 13, 2019

Australia to reopen detention camp after refugees allowed medical access
Following a defeat for the Australian government in Parliament, where it passed a bill to grant easier hospital access to asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government announced the decision to reopen an island detention camp.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 13, 2019

Fake news roils Nigeria as elections loom
As Nigeria gears up for Saturday's election, the country is working hard to halt the spread of fake news on the internet as more Nigerians encounter misleading online images and information that have, in the past, incited violence.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 13, 2019

Fancy sneakers and better TV dramas: winds of change under Kim Jong-un
As North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's regime becomes aware that the public is increasingly familiar with foreign pop culture despite severe restrictions, producers of domestic media and consumer goods have been instructed to study global samples to "learn from their example."



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2019

Baffled by Brexit? You're not alone.


Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2019

Germany mulls tougher rules on telecom suppliers to control Huawei risks
Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has expressed support for reforming the country's telecommunications law, rather than an outright ban, to counter the risks posed by Huawei, the Chinese mobile network equipment giant.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2019

No veteran left behind: How an ex-Marine is saving lives back home
After a combat deployment in Iraq, Zach Skiles faced mental trauma when he returned home. Now he uses his background to help fellow veterans struggling with the aftermath of war.  



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2019

Even after being liberated from ISIS control, Iraqi Christians fear for their safety
Despite the eradication of Islamic State militants from their small Iraqi town, many Christian residents fear returning to Bartella, which is now run by Shiite militias who frequently bully and assault Christians - a power grab that is playing out across Iraq.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2019

Emergency aid to Venezuela stalled over political gridlock
Venezuela suffers from soaring levels of malnutrition, disease, and violence. Yet President Nicolás Maduro has refused all economic assistance, contending the aid is part of a coup concocted by the White House to topple him.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2019

Macron asks a restive France: What would you like to change?
Even in the best of times, many in France feel their government isn't listening to them, and today that is especially true. Can a "national debate" counteract their malaise, or will it feed into skepticism?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2019

As Iran's revolution turns 40, a consensus: Things must change
Can the Islamic Revolution reform itself? What was once unlikely now seems inevitable as the regime weighs its failures and successes and pushes to reinvigorate flagging support among Iranians.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2019

Thai king blocks sister's bid to be prime minister
The prospect of Thailand's Princess Ubolratana Mahidol standing in the election for prime minister was quickly dashed after the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. It is unlikely that what had happened behind the scenes will ever be known.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2019

Spain's highest court faces big test in Catalan separatists' trial
This week, Spain's Supreme Court will put on trial a dozen Catalan separatists who led a failed independence referendum in 2017. The court's decision could play an outsized role in Spain's future, as Catalonians remain divided by the secession question. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2019

Out of the shadows: Historical female artists finally shine
A cursory look through art history may suggest that women have not played a significant role. New research shows otherwise, but doing justice to forgotten female artists requires more than identifying them.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2019

Healing a generation wounded by Boko Haram
Aid groups are helping young people abducted by the terror group, and their children born of sexual violence, find acceptance in communities that often shun them.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2019

Princess shakes up Thai politics by entering race for prime minister
Princess Ubolratana Mahidol became the first member of the royal family to enter party politics on Friday in a bid to be prime minister. Ms. Ubolratana was stripped of her royal titles more than 40 years ago when she married an American, but is still called and regarded a princess.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

Toronto serial killer is behind bars, but a community still seeks peace
The scars that a serial killer's predations leave on a community are deep. But the murders committed by Bruce McArthur restored an old distrust between Toronto's LGBTQ community and its police.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

How international court may give Mali's women a second chance at justice
Ongoing conflict in Mali has stymied the ability of the country's courts to try cases relating to sexual violence women endured when Islamist militants took over northern cities. The International Criminal Court may offer a different way forward. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

South Koreans eye second Trump-Kim summit with caution, hope
After a year of mostly fruitless talks, South Koreans have mixed feelings about whether tangible steps can be achieved to reduce the North's nuclear threat when President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet in Vietnam at the end of the month.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

In Ukraine, comedian who plays president on TV leads real race
In a popular TV series in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a high school teacher propelled into the presidency after a video of him blasting official corruption goes viral. In reality, he is now the leading candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

New Start treaty between US and Russia set to expire
Not even a week after the United States ended a treaty with Russia limiting nuclear-warhead proliferation, a Russian official suggests that another de-escalation pact is in danger of dissolution if the US doesn't engage soon with talks before the 2021 expiration date.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

Meanwhile in … England and Wales, ramblers are searching for forgotten footpaths
And in Cochabamba, Bolivia, an endangered frog found his match with a dating app.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2019

In Nigeria, documentary films spark social change
After a mass eviction in one of Nigeria's biggest cities, the grassroots art project Chicoco sprang to life to stop government-sponsored evictions and give communities a voice. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2019

In Iran, a hardline hunt for ‘infiltrators' has political target, too


Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2019

To take Spain left, prime minister digs up civil war's legacy
At the heart of Pedro Sánchez's government is a dramatic appeal to unresolved issues around the fascist era. But it may not be enough to bolster his party for the challenges of the present.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2019

Brazil plans overhaul of education to oust 'Marxist ideology'
President Jair Bolsonaro has announced plans to revise textbooks and what's taught in schools to promote an anti-leftist agenda. For the government, the ideological battle on education begins with the removal of socialist educator Paulo Freire's legacy in classrooms.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2019

‘Feels like home': Israeli school for migrant kids wins by bridging worlds
How to provide for the children caught up in the uncertainty and often trauma of migration is an increasingly pressing question for many societies. A school in Tel Aviv offers a model that is succeeding.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2019

Three siblings' answer to low math scores in their hometown
When the McElroy siblings learned that their childhood school district was scoring low on reading and math, they founded 4RealMath: An organization that recruits older tutors who can serve as mentors.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2019

In uncertain post-INF world, Russia may opt for talks over arms
As the US pulls out of "the treaty that ended the cold war," what's next for Russia? Probably a diplomatic attempt to split the US and its European allies in an effort to prevent a return to nuclear standoff.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2019

Autocrats' push for women in government: Window dressing, or real change?
On the surface, a concentration of women in high places looks like a win for gender equality. Observers may doubt the intentions of the autocrats who elevate women, but those positions can be a springboard for change.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2019

Can Canada lead on Latin America? Venezuela poses a test.
Canada has typically not been seen as a leader in the Americas. But the Venezuela crisis is changing that, as Ottawa tries to lead a multilateral response instead of taking Washington's guidance.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2019

Third of UK firms consider move abroad as Brexit date nears
The bulk of Brexit negotiations has sidelined smaller businesses across Britain. Several firms stockpiled goods at a record rate in January to brace for a possible trade disruption. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2019

Brexit, shutdowns, and the architecture of democracy
Britain and the United States are both gridlocked by political discord. Whether these two democratic icons can find a way forward could profoundly affect the global appeal of their form of government.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2019

To fight trafficking, Indian groups turn to the experts: survivors
Survivors' perspectives are key to prevention and rehabilitation efforts, advocates argue. Young women are helping each other heal, while challenging the attitudes that contribute to trafficking in the first place.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2019

Recession returns to Italy, darkening outlook for Europe
The eurozone's third largest economy slips back into recession as the region still recovers from the previous debt crisis. European lawmakers urge the country to rein in its spending. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2019

Foreign secretary: Brexit may need to be delayed
If the divorce deal negotiations drag on, then so might Britain's exit from the European Union, says a top government official. Economic concerns are front and center, as "no deal" would mean that trade agreements with the EU will vanish overnight.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2019

When the economy's bad and your leader's an autocrat, do you go?
The decision to leave one's homeland is hardly ever trivial, even when safety is the issue. Turkey's economic and political slide has moved many to leave, but the ‘stay or go' debate is an agonizing one.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2019

Surge in support for Taiwan's president as Xi's call for unification backfires
Following Chinese President Xi Jinping's call for unification with Taiwan earlier this month, Tsai Ing-wen's firm stance on maintaining the self-governing island's democratic freedoms has earned her a surge in popular support.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2019

Meanwhile in … the Easter Islands, researchers say they cracked the mystery of the famous head statues
And in Lichtenau, Germany, a medieval woman's teeth are causing a stir.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

A China-controlled internet? Why tech giant Huawei roils Western fears.
The next generation of wireless networks will help power the 'internet of things,' with links to everything from home thermostats to critical national infrastructure. That sets up a tussle over who should be trusted to build it. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

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Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

Nicaragua's expanding crackdown
Nine months ago, a harsh response to protesters first led to calls for President Daniel Ortega's resignation. As the crisis continues, thousands have fled the country.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

Indian transgender activist challenges norms at Hindu festival
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, one of India's best-known transgender activists, is expanding on the ruling Hindu nationalist party's emphasis on the nation's Hindu heritage to carve out a place for transgender people and her inclusive monastic order among the country's religious elite.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

South Koreans pay tribute to Kim Bok-dong, an activist for WWII 'comfort women'
Kim Bok-dong, who died Monday, was one of the first sexual slavery victims to speak out and break the silence over Japan's wartime atrocities. Hundreds of protesters turned out in South Korea to pay their respects and demand reparations from Japan.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

Russians embrace Soviet ideals - by not paying their gas bills
Frustration with present economic woes is leading many Russians to turn to the ideals of a rose-colored Soviet past. And for some, that means an unusual ethical stand: refusing to pay their utility bills.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2019

With mud hut and chickens, an ancestral village heals generational divide
For the children of immigrants, there's often a detachment from older relatives as well as a physical distance from ancestral land. In Israel, a model Ethiopian village is bringing generations together.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 29, 2019

Rebuilding Syria: Why Arabs and the West are on a collision course
It's a natural cycle: After war, even the most brutal, comes rebuilding. But when is it time, and how lasting is the bitterness? On Assad's Syria, the Arab world and the West are increasingly out of sync.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 29, 2019

US announces oil sanctions to pressure Venezuelan president
United States officials have levied sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company to disrupt the country's primary moneymaking activity and help oust President Maduro from power.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 29, 2019

Pakistan's top court upholds acquittal of Christian woman accused of blasphemy
The Pakistan's Supreme Court's decision is a blow to radical Islamists, who demanded the execution of Aasia Bibi. Her lawyer hopes that Ms. Bibi's acquittal will deter false blasphemy allegations in the future. She will join her family who has fled to Canada.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 29, 2019

Amid rising violence, Palestinians ask UN to replace observer force in West Bank
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to disband the observing force that currently reports on human rights violations in Hebron. But the Palestinian government sees its presence as increasingly necessary protection against "settler attacks."



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

Brexit puts EU nurses - and British health care - on rocky road
For many proponents of Brexit, the core of the effort is about protecting Britishness from diffusion in the European project. But what if Europe is needed to keep alive one of the most British of institutions: the NHS?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

As Israel, Iran square off in Syria, can Russia play peacemaker?
The planned US withdrawal from Syria has both practical and symbolic implications. On the ground, Russia now appears best positioned to resolve disputes in the country, if it is ready to take on the role.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

President Duterte visits Catholic cathedral bombing site, Abu Sayyaf suspected
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for blasts at a church in southern Philippines on Sunday where Abu Sayyaf militants have carried out violence for years. The country's defense secretary has called the attack an act of terror, not a religious war.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

Iraqis fear loss of Mosul dialect amid ruins
The Maslawi dialect is a unique form of Arabic that reflects the city's cosmopolitan past. The war against the Islamic State killed thousands of its speakers and caused many more to flee, raising fears it may die out.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

China imprisons leading human rights lawyer
A Chinese court sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang to a jail term of 4-1/2 years on Monday. Mr. Wang was charged with subversion of state power, a vaguely defined crime in China.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

President Ghani assures Afghans in light of peace deal progress
The US envoy tasked with resolving the 17-year war reports that American and Taliban officials have agreed - in principle - to a tentative peace deal. But given that the Taliban stages near-daily attacks against Afghan forces, the country's leader must manage expectations. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2019

Mud slows search for Brazil dam collapse survivors
Hundreds remain missing after a dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil, killing at least 58 people. Vale, the mining company that owns the dam, is under harsh scrutiny for failing to issue an emergency alert. Activists decry the lack of environmental regulation in Brazil.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2019

Europe is trying to make the internet more fair. How that may backfire.
Europe is trying to redistribute copyright profits: from the Facebooks and to little publishers. But the law of unintended consequences looms large. The proposed directive could well make things worse.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2019

As new ‘caravan' enters Mexico, a different welcome awaits
With migration, it can seem as if the story never changes: long lines of people, fleeing things they fear, trying to enter countries that don't want them. But in Mexico, lessons from the past year are shaping a new response.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

Task for Venezuela's new 'president': make it more than a title
For years, people inside and outside Venezuela have debated how to halt its spiraling crises. Will a young politician declaring himself acting president prove the answer, or a high-stakes complication?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

Welcome to Oodi: Helsinki's new ‘living room'
The new Helsinki Central Library, known as Oodi, doesn't just lend out books. It hosts community spaces, a theater, toolshops, and even a restaurant, all in an effort to promote Finnish civil society.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

Taxi drivers in Spain stage their own 'yellow vest' protests
Spanish taxi drivers in Madrid and Barcelona have blocked streets to demand stricter regulations for app-based ride-hailing companies, which compete for their customers.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

Sinkholes spread across Iran, triggered by drought and excessive pumping
A 30-year drought and over-reliance on ground aquifers have caused fissures and massive holes to appear in Iran, threatening vital infrastructure including the international airport, an oil refinery, and a key highway.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

New Congo president marks first peaceful transfer of power
For the first time since independence 60 years ago, Congo's presidency has changed hands with no bloodshed. President Felix Tshisekedi has promised to curb corruption, but his critics question the legitimacy of his surprise victory.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

Malaysia begins early discussions on anti-stalking law
Malaysia is one of more than a dozen countries in the Asia-Pacific region that doesn't have an anti-stalking law, but organizations are pressuring the government to introduce it to protect primarily its female citizens from threats and intimidation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

Meanwhile in … low earth orbit, on the International Space Station, an astronaut accidentally dialed 911
And in London, a feminist library was saved by crowdfunding.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2019

At Born Dancing, different abilities - but all in harmony
A New York dance studio welcomes both those with disabilities and the non-disabled - creating performances informed by resilience and showcasing the experiences of people who are often overlooked.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2019

As more Africans reach for web, more leaders reach for ‘off' switch
Restrictive governments in Africa are limiting web access more often precisely because internet use is booming. But that means blackouts bring more unintended consequences, too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2019

Bid to prevent no-deal Brexit gathers steam among British lawmakers
An amendment proposed by a British lawmaker, which is likely to be supported by the Labour Party and a handful of Conservative MPs, could prevent the disastrous scenario of a no-deal Brexit.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2019

Why Central Americans fleeing violence keep seeking asylum in United States
The latest proposal President Trump and Senate Republicans made to fund the wall could make the already difficult task of winning asylum even harder. Their bill would require all asylum claims to be in "the national interest" to be granted.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2019

Chinese pressure grows over US extradition request with Canada
As China and the United States struggle over the fate of Meng Wanzhou - a top executive at tech giant Huawei arrested in Canada and whom the US wants to stand trial for alleged crimes - critics around the globe call for China to release the two Canadians detained in retribution.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2019

Unrest rocks Venezuela with new push to oust Maduro
Venezuelans are expected to flood the streets on Wednesday in bold opposition to President Nicolás Maduro. Anti-government forces begin to project a united front under an emerging opposition leader, buoyed by increased international criticism of Venezuela's leader.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 22, 2019

New Russian order: After presidency, yet another role for Putin?
Russia faces a looming question: What follows Putin's current, likely final presidential term? An answer is beginning to take shape - and may involve a new position for Putin and a reshaped political landscape.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 22, 2019

After Nairobi attack, Somalis in Kenya cautiously hope for unity
After past terror attacks claimed by Al Shabab, which is based in Somalia, Somalians in Kenya endured harassment. Today, some community leaders hope campaigns to bridge those divides are paying off.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2019

Low on gas, many Mexicans still back leader's war on fuel thieves
Politicians' vows to fight corruption, crime, and impunity are usually crowd-pleasers. But when the campaign runs into real-life complications, what price is the public prepared to pay?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2019

Low on gas, high on hope, many Mexicans back leader's war on fuel thieves
Politicians' vows to fight corruption, crime, and impunity are usually crowd-pleasers. But when the campaign runs into real-life complications, what price is the public prepared to pay?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2019

In ticking of ‘The Clock,' a parallel to Brexit's relentless grind
Whether you're observing it from afar, reporting on it, or living it, Brexit can seem endless. And the Monitor's Brexit correspondent finds echoes of the Brexit experience in an exhibit just a little way from Westminster.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2019

Postwar Syria? Arab world moving to bring Damascus back into the fold.
If conflict creates opportunity, so does its resolution. Syria's civil war created openings for outside powers Iran and Turkey. But by embracing an eager Syria anew, Arab diplomats are pushing back.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2019

Sharp uptick in Iranian migrants attempting Channel crossing by boat
Last year saw a spike in the number of migrants, many of them Iranians, trying to cross the English Channel to reach Britain by boat. The re-imposed sanctions by the United States have hurt the Iranian economy and made life hard for ordinary Iranians, causing some to flee.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2019

Resistance against autocrats grows worldwide, says Human Rights Watch
The agency's annual report said that states, civic groups, and popular movements are pushing back against autocrats who are seeking to curtail freedoms. Populists are fueling a resistance that keeps winning, which re-energizes the global defense of human rights, the report says.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2019

By running away, Saudi women seek to rebel against male-dominated culture
After Rahaf al-Qunun made headlines last week for escaping her strict Saudi family and seeking asylum through the internet, another Saudi woman has called out for help via Twitter, this time from within Saudi Arabia.



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