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UN: Better data needed to fight FGM

UN: Better data needed to fight FGM

Increasing population growth could outpace current progress and undo the successes of the past decades.

What is the Zika virus?

What is the Zika virus?

Pregnant women are being advised not to travel to infected areas.

Russia could succeed where the US continues to fail

Russia could succeed where the US continues to fail

Russia's new anti-ISIL coalition tips the scales in the Middle East as US foreign policy in Syria and Iraq appears to sink in the sand, writes Al-Atraqchi.

Russians remember defeat of Nazi Germany

Russians remember defeat of Nazi Germany

Seventy years ago, Nazi Germany surrendered to the USSR and Allies, marking the end of WWII in Europe.

Fallujah or Mosul? Iraq mulls next steps

Fallujah or Mosul? Iraq mulls next steps

US military commanders would rather focus on preparing for an all-out assault against Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province.

Israel-US rift deepens

Israel-US rift deepens

Ties are frayed over US comments that progress has been made in nuclear talks with Iran.

A worrisome year ahead for the Eurozone

A worrisome year ahead for the Eurozone

A political crisis in Greece coupled with European deflation and recession could force the Central Bank's hand.

The year the world met ISIL

The year the world met ISIL

Throughout March and April, ISIL-affiliated Twitter accounts circulated horrifying images of beheaded locals and fighters atop buildings in various cities.

Oil markets: How low is low?

Oil markets: How low is low?

The feeling among some OPEC members is that oil prices will hover around $65 a barrel until the cartel's next summit in June 2015.

Brazil’s next president faces daunting challenges

Brazil’s next president faces daunting challenges

Rousseff widened her lead over Silva, but João Marcelo Ehlert Maia argues that whoever is elected will face an uphill battle to get the country back on track.