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  • April 9, 2012  

    In other news Monday, former spy chief Omar Suleiman entered Egypt’s presidential race. He said he’s not looking to “reinvent” Hosni Mubarek’s regime, but is expected to gain support from ruling generals. Also, the U.S. and Afghanistan agreed that Afghan authorities will now have final say over nighttime raids by U.S. troops. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012    

    Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images Usually people described as leaders of terrorist organizations lead lives of stealth and in hiding. But not Hafiz Saeed, believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, that left 166 dead, … Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012  

    In other news Friday, Syrian forces assaulted rebellious Homs and Rastan despite a looming cease-fire deadline. Around the world, Christians marked Good Friday with observances ranging from services to re-enactments of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Also, a U.S. Navy fighter plane crash in Virginia Beach, Va., is under investigation. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2012    

    To the Rev. Joseph Serwadda, Uganda’s anti-homosexuality legislation is as much a product of resentment against Western influence and donor interference as it is against the country’s gay population. Serwadda, who leads an alliance of evangelical ministers, believes “gay-ism” is … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, the Taliban mounted new attacks in Afghanistan in a bid to reassert control as gunmen killed at least 10 members of a pro-government militia in the west. Also, the U.S. and Great Britain warned there’s a “high risk” of a terror attack in Nigeria over the Easter holiday. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2012  

    Syrian activists dubbed Thursday’s government assault on the Damascus suburb of Douma as one of the fiercest yet. But regime officials insist troop withdrawals have begun from the provinces of Daraa and Idlib, and peace envoy Kofi Annan said he expects the shooting to stop by April 12. Judy Woodruff updates the crisis. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2012  

    Being gay is extremely taboo in deeply religious Uganda, where one tabloid urged the hanging of people it called the country’s “top homos.” Fred de Sam Lazaro reports how the re-emergence of a bill to impose severe penalties for homosexuality, including death in some cases, has brought more rebuke from Western donor nations. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012    

    Mention an Internet chat room and certain images spring to mind: over-caffeinated teenage boys trading World of Warcraft tips or fantasy baseball fanatics slinging obscure stats. But for jihadis, chat rooms are the font from which they can receive messages … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012    

    What’s as easy as lighting up a room — say a hospital delivery room? You’d be surprised. In much of Africa and other poor areas, electricity is scarce and unreliable. Hospitals and clinics in developing countries often use flashlights or … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012   BY  

    Dr. Laura Stachel and her husband founded We Care Solar to help bring light to the estimated 300,000 hospitals and clinics in the developing world that don’t have reliable sources of electricity. Our slideshow highlights Stachel’s work toward equipping remote clinics with solar suitcases that bring light to dark delivery rooms. Continue reading