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World Mar 19Saudi students in U.S. say their government watches their every move
For years, according to intelligence experts and eight current and former Saudi students interviewed by the PBS NewsHour, the Saudi government has closely monitored them when they leave to study in the U.S.
Health Oct 09How a mother’s struggle with mental illness inspired others to get talking
Naureen Ahmed’s experience with her mother led her to create SEEMA to give people struggling with mental illness and their family members an avenue for support.
World Jul 24How this human trafficking survivor gives women a future at home
In the southwestern Cameroonian city of Kumba, Francisca Awah Mbuli and her team walk door-to-door, warning young women about trusting community members who promise them highly paid jobs abroad -- a scheme of human traffickers.
World May 04‘I don’t think there’s a safe place in Yemen anymore’
Seventy-five percent of Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance as the country enters its fourth year of war. Here's what's happening now.
World Apr 23Iraqi women and children with perceived link to ISIS are sexually abused, denied aid, report finds
Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to Islamic State militants are denied access to food and health care, sexually abused, and routinely blocked from obtaining identity cards and other documents needed to work or move freely, according to a…
World Mar 27What to know about Egypt’s presidential election
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is expected to win a second four-year term. His only opponent is one of his supporters. Here's what we're watching.
World Feb 09In Pakistan, abused women find comfort and justice at this all-female-run center
The Violence Against Women Center in Pakistan's Punjab province is a 24-hour, all-female facility that offers medical, legal and counselling support.
Nation Jan 18Hackers are flooding the internet with more fake domain names. Here’s how you can protect yourself
Security systems are often unable to detect this problem before the hack occurs, according to a new report.
Politics Jan 10The mysterious Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ are still puzzling investigators
Part of the issue: There remains little proof of these attacks. Here's what we know -- and what we don't.
World Nov 22What’s being done to help the Rohingya?
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state "constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya." We asked experts take a look at what’s being done to address the situation, and what’s next.