Monthly Archives: March 2019

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 out extremism.

On his second …

Algerian President Names New Government, Keeps Army Chief

ALGIERS Algeria’s powerful army chief retained his post in a newly-named government despite his call to have ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office.

Algerian national television announced Sunday night that Bouteflika and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui named a …

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 polling centers as a protection …

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 Iowa, for example, are working …

Human Rights Committee adopts Its annual report and closes Its one-hundred and twenty-fifth session

Adopts Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam

GENEVA The Human Rights Committee this morning closed its one hundred and twenty-fifth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the

Human Rights Committee adopts Its annual report and closes Its one-hundred and twenty-fifth session

Adopts Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam

GENEVA The Human Rights Committee this morning closed its one hundred and twenty-fifth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the