Monthly Archives: March 2019

At Arab League Summit, Guterres reaffirms strong link between UN and people of Arab world

Attending the Summit of the League of Arab States in Tunis, Tunisia, on Sunday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, recognized the critical importance of the region on the international stage and called for even stronger cooperation …

Pope Tells Moroccans ‘We Are Brothers and Sisters’

RABAT Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country’s Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp …

Delayed Congo Legislative Vote Begins in Ebola Areas

BENI, CONGO Long-awaited legislative elections are underway in three towns in Congo after authorities postponed them because of Ebola and violence.

In the town of Beni on Sunday, voters were washing their hands before entering …

Some Conservative States Easing Access to Birth Control

AMES, IOWA Several Republican-led state legislatures are advocating for women to gain over-the-counter access to birth control in what they say is an effort to reduce unplanned pregnancies and abortions.

State legislatures in Arkansas and …

South Africa: April 2 deadline to object election candidates

PRETORIA, The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has reminded South Africans that they have until 5pm on April 2 to object to the nomination of candidates contesting the May 8 national and provincial elections.

The election …