4:27 pm May 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
The morchidat — a new generation of female religious leaders — were introduced in 2006, partly in an attempt to counter Islamist radicalism following suicide bombings that rocked Casablanca in 2003.
12:16 pm May 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
Fruit pickers in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, railing against a life of grinding poverty, have blocked roads, staged marches and held meetings with lawmakers since March as frustration over working conditions boiled over.
3:00 pm May 5, 2015 | No Comment
E-cigarette use by US tweens and teens tripled in 2014 to 13.4 percent from 4.5 percent in 2013, according to data released in April by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall tobacco use during that period dropped to 9.2 percent from 12.7 percent.
1:44 pm April 20, 2015 | No Comment
The “Swedish with Baby” program is aimed at both immigrants and Swedes on parental leave, offering them a chance to get together once a week to learn from each other and break the isolation that Sweden’s generous parental leave — of up to 16 months — can sometimes bring.
12:17 pm April 15, 2015 | No Comment
To celebrate the upcoming Kartini Day, the taxi app, GrabTaxi is launching the “Wanita Inspiratif” (“Inspiring Women”) campaign. The campaign highlights the activism of eight Indonesian women and encourages GrabTaxi users to support them.
11:11 am April 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
Grace Walia, a 17-year-old who was a few months from graduating, decided to take up the challenge of joining in the Miss India Indonesia beauty pageant, juggling her participation in the contest with her already busy academic life. It all paid off in February when she was named winner.
3:59 pm April 7, 2015 | No Comment
Sengerema Simon, a 28-year-old man with albinism, was forced to flee his village in Tanzania’s northern Tabora region fearing he would be attacked and cooked.
11:00 pm March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment
Jakarta has been consistently ranked as among the world’s least livable cities. A global survey earlier this year crowned the Indonesian capital for having the worst traffic in the world, while a separate report on safety placed the city at the bottom of its list.
10:39 pm March 17, 2015 | 108 Comments
Beauty queen scandals are often so predictable — purloined tiaras, garden-variety sex tapes, spectacular Q&A fails — as to be boring. But now a new contestant for the crown of Miss Ignominy has taken the stage, with all of Indonesia weighing in on social media to judge: What does it mean when your country’s top beauty queen takes up arms for another country — and gets a new passport?
4:34 pm March 11, 2015 | No Comment
Every day, Aditya Kumar cycles around 40 miles with a heavy load of books and his few possessions on the back of his battered old bike to bring education to India’s slum children.
2:41 pm February 11, 2015 | No Comment
More than a million Qataris were given a day off work Tuesday to take part in a nationwide day of sport amid growing concern at obesity levels in the super-rich Gulf state.