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Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 22, 2020

Singapore debates Muslim women wearing the hijab at work
While Muslim women can wear the hijab in most settings in Singapore, some workplaces still ban the Islamic headscarf. Recent cases of women being told to take off their headscarves at work have rekindled debates on discrimination in the multicultural country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 22, 2020

Why Supreme Court battle could tarnish global luster of US judiciary
The partisan confirmation process for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor could change the nature of the Supreme Court no matter which side wins.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 22, 2020

How African nations worked together to control the coronavirus
African countries have grappled with the coronavirus by working jointly to institute early lockdowns and build a successful supply chain. The continent's successful policies have so far kept the death toll much lower than expected.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2020

Once struggling, Britain's corner shops give comfort to UK shoppers
Corner stores, a business once threatened by the internet and big-box stores, have seen business boom amid the pandemic in Britain.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2020

In Kenya, too many farmers produce too much food in pandemic
Record rains have delivered high harvest yields as more people have turned to farming in the face of unemployment. Now, some Kenyan farmers are worried the glut in crops has driven prices down too far.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: US debate shifts from COVID to Court
Catchup on the weekend news: How the battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg changes the U.S. election, the Emmy winners, and Tropical Storm Beta.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2020

The surprise victor in a pandemic-defying Tour de France race
Tadej Pogacar won the 2020 Tour de France, cycling's biggest race Sunday. He's the first Slovenian, a rookie, and the second-youngest winner ever.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 18, 2020

Points of Progress: Reforestation project smashes goal, and more
In good news this week: A decade-long project aimed at helping countries restore degraded forests has seen big returns - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 18, 2020

The United Nations: Indispensable or irrelevant?
As the U.N. turns 75, many laud it for preventing wars and advancing human progress. Others see it as a bureaucratically bloated relic.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 18, 2020

Why a two-day rally by Thai students could be a turning point
Student activists have been at the forefront of protests in the past few months. But observers say this weekend's rally could force a government crackdown as activists push for democratic reforms to the monarchy - long seen as sacrosanct in Thailand.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 17, 2020

Bolivia cancels school year. Parents ask: What now?
Bolivia canceled its school year over the difficulties of remote learning amid the pandemic. Other Latin American countries are still experimenting.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 17, 2020

Afghanistan: Taliban and government talk, but fighting feeds distrust
With peace and/or regime change in Afghanistan the prize, a long road ahead looms for negotiations in Qatar between Taliban and the government.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 17, 2020

Fighting stigma with ice cream at Sikia Cafe
Sikia Cafe in Jinja, Uganda, which is staffed by deaf waiters, aims to change attitudes toward the deaf community.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2020

Untethered by the pandemic, urban workers consider a pastoral life
The internet has made urban work unnecessary, and the pandemic has made it undesirable. Will people make a permanent shift to pastoral telecommuting?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2020

Home-work: Not just kids' stuff
The pandemic has highlighted work-life balance issues, as employees work from home. A new London office building houses "work pods" designed to help.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2020

Bahrain, UAE sign diplomatic pacts with Israel at White House
Israel and the United States hope the agreements will mark a shift toward peace in the Middle East should other Arab nations follow suit. But the pacts do not address the Israel-Palestine conflict and analysts remain doubtful about broader shifts.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2020

Self-made and strong-willed: Meet Japan's new Prime Minister Suga
Yoshihide Suga, a farmer's son, is a self-made politician, a rarity in Japan's largely hereditary political landscape. He succeeds Shinzo Abe and is known for having an iron-fist approach in policy matters.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 15, 2020

Why Russian aid for Lukashenko doesn't end Belarus crisis
Alexander Lukashenko, the disputed president of Belarus, has won new backing from Russia. But no solution to the nation's political crisis in in view.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2020

Himalayan pullback: The tense history of India-China border
India and China have pledged to deescalate the tensest standoff along their contested border in decades. But deep mistrust and nationalism continue.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2020

Israeli Jewish extremist handed 3 life terms for arson attack
Amiram Ben-Uliel was found guilty of killing a Palestinian toddler and his parents in a 2015 firebombing attack on their home in the West Bank.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2020

Points of Progress: Building a recycled highway, and more
In good news this week: California partnered with an engineering startup to pave a highway with recycled plastic - plus more positive stories.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2020

Internet slowness: Is it hampering the pandemic recovery in Britain?
Britain's internet speeds lag smaller nations. That could be a real problem as more remote parts of the country try to recover from the pandemic.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2020

Japan's ruling party elects Yoshihide Suga to replace Shinzo Abe
Leadership shift: Japan's Liberal Democratic Party chose Yoshihide Suga as head after outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation. Mr. Suga is expected to be officially tapped for prime minister in a parliamentary election later this week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: W. Coast wildfires or 'climate fires'?
Catchup on the weekend news: Oregon felt the brunt of West Coast fires , the NFL protested racial injustice, and Afghans started peace talks.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2020

Afghan peace talks: Face-to-face negotiations launched
Taliban and Afghan negotiators met for the first time Saturday to start historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

In superheated Arab world, there are AC haves and have-nots
With a late-summer heat wave shattering temperature records in the Arab world, access to cooling is being seen less as a luxury issue.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

With or without Lukashenko, ‘Belarus will never be the same again'
A month of protest against Alexander Lukashenko has reshaped Belarusians' vision of what their country should be.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

Youth protests spur change in Nepal's coronavirus response
The movement marked a victory in getting the government to switch to more reliable tests, cover costs for COVID-19 patients, and provide more personal protective equipment for front-line workers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

Bahrain normalizes ties with Israel in diplomatic win for Trump
The Persian Gulf nation has agreed to normalize diplomatic, commercial, and security relations with Israel, a decision driven by the Trump administration's diplomatic efforts. The deal is seen as a success for the White House and Israel, and a setback for Palestinians.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

How South African activists hope to integrate cities built to divide
South African judges' decision in the Tafelberg land case has encouraged advocates for more centrally located social housing, or public housing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

Fires, protests at refugee camp signal wake-up call for Europe
European Union leaders and Greek officials are grappling not only with the fallout of fires allegedly set by migrants at the Moria camp, but also with larger questions about the camp's cramped conditions and Europe's migration policies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 11, 2020

'The most important step': India, China to de-escalate border
India and China have agreed to disengage thousands of troops along their disputed border in the Ladakh region. The de-escalation is a change of trajectory since a deadly border clash in June and an exchange of fire last week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 10, 2020

In Gaza, surge of coronavirus spurs fears and a jolt of pragmatism
A recent surge of coronavirus cases in Gaza has had a bracing effect, bringing Hamas and Israel to step back from escalating hostilities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 10, 2020

Fire engulfs Beirut, still reeling from August blast
As Lebanese work to recover from the massive explosion that flattened Beirut in August, a fire broke out at the same port. Some speculate the fire was an effort to cover up evidence that caused the blast.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 10, 2020

Political cost of coronavirus? For Brazil's Bolsonaro, not much.
Brazil is struggling to contain the effects of the coronavirus. Yet thanks to a voucher program targeting the poor, its president is riding high.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2020

Counting the climate cost of post-pandemic economy reboots
As governments restart their economies post-COVID, climate activists demand that they prioritize carbon reduction to slow global warming.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2020

British government bans gatherings of more than six
The British government announced a new limit on social gatherings in England to no more than six people. Lockdown restrictions have been easing since late spring, but a recent spike in coronavirus cases prompted the new measures.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2020

Migrants homeless after refugee camp burns down in Greece
Several European nations have pledged to help after fire destroyed much of a refugee camp in Greece, while aid groups decried what they say were dire conditions in the camp. Tensions were reported between fleeing refugees and neighboring townspeople.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 08, 2020

Points of Progress: Technology improves water testing, and more
In good news this week: A suitcase-sized water testing station could become an essential tool for developing countries - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 08, 2020

Warning shots fired on both sides of India-China border
India and China accuse each other of firing shots along their disputed border in a violation of agreements. China says it is the first exchange of fire in 45 years, the latest strain on an uneasy truce between the nuclear-armed nations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2020

Indians collect water and a paycheck in aquifer program
Indians who were forced to return home, jobless, during the pandemic are finding work digging water capture pits. The pits are part of a program to restore aquifers in drought-stricken areas, and provide families with a source of income.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2020

Which laborers were hardest hit by the pandemic? Women, says UN.
Women have lost their jobs during the pandemic at a faster rate than men, widening the existing gender poverty gap. Women are also more likely to work in jobs that come with little or no health care, unemployment benefits, or other protections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 03, 2020

To the Russian manor born: Public gets a rare chance to walk historic halls
An investment banker has restored the once ruined aristocratic Kurakin palace to glory - and opened it to the Russian public, a rarity in the country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 03, 2020

Why US wants Saudis to follow UAE's path to nuclear energy
As the rules-heavy U.S. competes with China for the direction of the Saudi nuclear program, it can point to the UAE's by-the-book civilian reactor.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 03, 2020

Beijing opens its skies to international flights
For the first time since March, travelers from designated countries can fly to Beijing. China has gone weeks without new cases of local infections of COVID-19. Elsewhere across Asia, numbers continue to spike in India and South Korea reports a new surge.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 03, 2020

'Proof without doubt' that Navalny was poisoned, says Germany
Germany said that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent, prompting outrage from Western leaders and denial from Russia. The same chemical was used in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 03, 2020

Biden or Trump? Rival policies on China keep world guessing
Foreign governments wonder which China policy the next U.S. president will adopt: Will they be consulted by Joe Biden or ignored by Donald Trump?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2020

US offers a way off terrorism list. Is price right for Sudanese?
To get off its list of terrorism supporters, the U.S. is offering post-dictatorship Sudan a "discounted" price. Many Sudanese have other priorities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2020

App wars: TikTok aside, Trump WeChat ban could be bigger deal
President Trump's executive order seeks to ban the messaging app WeChat. What is it - and why would restrictions matter?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2020

Karate grannies: As assaults persist, Nairobi's women fight back
A group of Nairobi grandmothers are fighting sexual assault by learning martial arts, bolstering confidence and community along the way.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2020

Migrants trying to reach Europe squeezed by pandemic and the sea
Spain has successfully halved the number of migrants arriving at its shores. But landings in the Canary Islands have increased by 550% this year. Most migrants are not prepared to undertake the perilous journey.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 01, 2020

A Canadian First Nation reclaims the telling of its own story
In Canada, one First Nations group is trying to reclaim their story by publishing their own children's books and magazines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 01, 2020

Mediterranean frenemies face off: Greece, Turkey at ‘the abyss'
Turkey's military play for Mediterranean oil and gas reserves challenges Greece's maritime borders. Neither side wants war, but tensions have soared.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2020

Black Britain's biggest festival hit pause. But the music didn't stop.
This year's Notting Hill Carnival was canceled due to the pandemic. But it remains a fixture for those of Caribbean heritage in Britain.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2020

Young workers hit hardest in global downturn. What's the answer?
In Sweden and Colombia, the jobless rate is about 30%. In Germany, with a strong tradition of building school-to-work pipelines, it's below 6%.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2020

Strikers and journalists are Lukashenko's latest targets
Belarus's authorities detained a top strike organizer on Monday, and revoked the accreditation of dozens of journalists over the weekend. Recent industrial plant strikes are a challenge to President Lukashenko's hold on the economy and blue-collar base.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2020

Lebanon at 100: Upheaval, crises, a new prime minister
It was a century ago on Sept. 1, 1920, that a French general, Henri Gouraud, stood on the porch of a Beirut palace surrounded by local politicians

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2020

First direct Israel-UAE flight sets stage for normalizing ties
Israel and the UAE have agreed to work toward normalization, making UAE the third Arab nation to have full relations with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan. The Trump administration sees the deal as a key foreign policy victory.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Portland death magnifies US divisions
What happened this weekend: Clashes in Portland after pro-Trump rally leave one man dead. Peaceful protests in Kenosha, Wisc., Mauritius, and Belarus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 30, 2020

Germany's far right protests COVID rules and storm parliament
Hundreds of people protesting pandemic restrictions in Germany stormed the Reichstag Saturday but were intercepted by police and forcibly removed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 30, 2020

Germany's far right protest COVID rules and storm parliament
Hundreds of people protesting pandemic restrictions in Germany stormed the Reichstag Saturday but were intercepted by police and forcibly removed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 28, 2020

Points of Progress: New penguin colonies discovered, and more
In good news this week: Satellite imagery has helped scientists locate a number of previously unknown penguin colonies - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 28, 2020

Japan's economic recovery met with challenge as Abe resigns
After a stagnant economy in the 1990s and 2000s, Japan found a semblance of stability and progress under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Mr. Abe's resignation because of a health issue leaves many of his goals unrealized and an economy staggering to recover from the pandemic.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 27, 2020

As coronavirus threatens again, countries call in contact-tracing cavalry
Germany and Israel seemed to have the coronavirus under control, but are experiencing new hot spots. Now contact tracing is proving critical.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 27, 2020

Why Russian police are waiting for word from Belarus' Lukashenko
Russia's President Putin said he is prepared to offer police support to Belarus' embattled President Lukashenko. Protests in Belarus entered day 19 on Thursday after a two-week reprieve from the brutal crackdown that defined the early days of opposition.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 27, 2020

In Brazil's prisons, inequality isn't just a condition. It's the law.
Brazil's prison system is known for its poor and violent conditions. But COVID-19 is serving as a wake-up call for discrimination written into law.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 27, 2020

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life in prison
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, who pled guilty to killing 51 people in two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques in March 2019, has been sentenced to life without parole. New Zealand, which banned semi-automatic weapons after the attack, abolished the death penalty for murder in 1961.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 26, 2020

Alphonso Davies: Canada's humble, joyful soccer phenom
Alphonso Davies went from a refugee camp to the heights of Champions League glory. His soccer stardom hits all the right notes for Canada.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 26, 2020

Two major changes that made the Israel-UAE peace deal possible
The Israel-UAE deal resulted from a vastly changed Middle East political context - and rejection of long-held U.S. political and value judgments.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 25, 2020

Scottish independence: Real possibility or pandemic pipe dream?
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has won respect for her handling of the pandemic, in contrast with U.K. leader Boris Johnson, leading to a resurgence of pro-independence sentiment in Scotland. If Ms. Sturgeon's party wins a majority in May, she would likely push for a referendum.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 25, 2020

Kremlin denies involvement in poisoning of Alexei Navalny
Russia has denied any involvement in the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, now hospitalized in Berlin. European leaders call for a full investigation. German doctors found indications of a substance used in pesticides and Soviet-era nerve agents.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 25, 2020

‘We're storytellers in the designs': In Ghana, pandemic inspires new fabrics
Their new fabrics have been a way to commemorate this singular time - and to draw beauty from a dark moment.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 25, 2020

In India, an ancient grain is revived for the modern era
Resistant to heat and drought, millets are making a comeback in India, along with a chance for marginalized farmers to take control of their lives.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 24, 2020

Why power-broker Hezbollah is still rocked by Beirut blast
With Lebanese demanding reforms, especially after the Beirut port blast, Hezbollah is now tarnished as an insider, even among its rank and file.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 24, 2020

How one teacher equips students to stop trafficking before it starts
Young people are most vulnerable to human trafficking. Mona Al-Hayani's curriculum has trained thousands to recognize it.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 24, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Gulf Coast braces for twin storms
What happened this weekend: Texas and Louisiana prepped for a tropical storm and a hurricane. California firefighters got help. Unprecedented protests in Belarus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 23, 2020

Belarus protests continue. Why this isn't like Ukraine 2014
Once more, about 200,000 people rallied against President Alexander Lukashenko Sunday in Minsk. The size and duration of the protests are unprecedented.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 21, 2020

Points of Progress: Esselen Tribe reclaims land, and more
In good news this week: After closing a $4.5 million deal, the small tribe will regain control over ancestral territory - plus more positive stories.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 21, 2020

Russia's peasant history, once submerged, is brought back into the light
When the Soviet Union industrialized, it destroyed much of Russia's peasant life. Anor Tukaeva is helping to make sure that history isn't lost.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 21, 2020

Is Mexico's messy corruption scandal a chance to turn the page?
Mexico President López Obrador is calling for public access to details of a corruption investigation implicating three former presidents. Crucial testimony was leaked this week, along with a possibly innocuous video of a cash hand-off involving Mr. López Obrador's brother.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 21, 2020

This social media app is driving the Belarus protests
The popular Telegram app has become an essential tool for coordinating mass protests against the country's authoritarian leader. One protestor, who follows a Telegram channel for rally logistics, political news, and words of encouragement, called the moment "a Telegram revolution."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2020

Why Afghan government is pushing more Taliban-style policies
Ahead of fateful talks with the Taliban, the Afghanistan government must maintain support from both progressive and conservative segments in society.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2020

‘People need to get the truth': Reporters join strike in Belarus
Amid growing protests, hundreds of television reporters have joined other Belarusian workers calling for a new election. The walk-out is a new blow to President Lukashenko, who has long relied on state-controlled media to shape public opinion.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2020

Poisoned? Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalized
Ahead of a high stakes election, the most prominent member of Russia's opposition has fallen into a coma. Alexei Navalny's supporters were quick to suggest Kremlin involvement, citing past poisonings of Russian activists.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2020

How a Kenyan entrepreneur is speeding up snail mail
Mailbox access is limited in Kenya, as in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Can tech initiatives help expand the postal service?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 19, 2020

Feeling betrayed by UAE, Palestinians seek to redefine struggle
The UAE-Israel deal is more than a diplomatic setback for Palestinians. It's the collapse of a conceptual framework for achieving their aspirations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 19, 2020

Path forward unclear after military coup ousts Mali president
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned after he was seized by armed soldiers on Tuesday, deepening the Mali's turmoil amid an Islamic insurgency and pandemic. Anti-government protesters were jubilant, but the news caused alarm among the U.N. and some foreign nations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 19, 2020

EU edges its way toward defining a ‘new Europe'
The European Union's two top political leaders sit down this week in a medieval fortress to discuss a Europe increasingly set apart from the U.S.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 18, 2020

Belarus is on the brink of a major change. What role will Russia play?
Belarus looks set to topple longtime President Alexander Lukashenko, and Russia shows little inclination to stop it. But what comes next?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 18, 2020

Encouraged by UAE move, Sudan seeks peace deal with Israel
Desperate to lift sanctions linked to its listing as a state sponsor of terror, Sudan is close to reaching a peace agreement with Israel. This marks the second diplomatic breakthrough for Israel and its Arab neighbors in a matter of days.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 18, 2020

‘France's dirtiest city' sets its sights on ending cigarette waste
The pandemic lockdown has spurred greater sensitivity to environmental impact in France - and in Marseille, that means cleaning up cigarette butts.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 17, 2020

UAE deal shakes up Israeli views - of Netanyahu and the region
Attitudes in Israel often seem calcified, but the announcement of a path to normalized relations with the UAE is shaking up political thinking.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 17, 2020

When a crackdown prevented protests, a hashtag gave them a voice
#ZimbabweanLivesMatter has brought international attention to the recent crackdown by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 17, 2020

Why this Black Italian designer is abstaining from fashion week
Stella Jean, a Haitian-Italian designer and the only Black member of Italy's influential fashion council, is pushing for industry reform under the slogan: Do Black Lives Matter in Italy?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 17, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: When democracy hangs on snail mail
What happened this weekend: The USPS emerged as a political football in the November election. Big pro-democracy protests in Belarus and Thailand.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 16, 2020

Lukashenko 'show of strength' pales next to Belarus protesters
President Alexander Lukashenko held a rally Sunday rejecting calls to rerun the vote that gave him a sixth term. But 200,000 anti-government protesters turned out in Minsk.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 16, 2020

Why Thai pro-democracy protests are spreading beyond the campus
Sunday's pro-democracy rally in Bangkok, Thailand, was one of the largest in years. It ended peacefully after eight hours of speeches, kits, and music.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 14, 2020

North Korea rejects aid from South as they reopen border city
North Korea is dealing with both the coronavirus and the aftermath of heavy floods which wiped out thousands of homes and crops in recent weeks. South Korea offered financial aid to their northern neighbor, but Kim Jong Un has rejected outside help.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 13, 2020

‘I have a right to be here': German Muslims push back against Islamophobia
Five million Muslims are increasingly part of the fabric of German society, but anti-Muslim incidents are on the rise too.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 13, 2020

How Jordan's crackdown on teachers puts pandemic success at risk
Spurred, perhaps, by an economy weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, Jordan's harsh response to teachers' protests has been a surprise.

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