Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is “humbled” to become the sixth person to receive... Read more »

France’s top administrative court suspends burkini ban

French Highest court to decide whether swimsuit should be banned at beaches as activists and rights groups take up the issue. France’s top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid... Read more »
Demonstrators hold a photo of Motiur Rahman Nizami, in front of Dhaka central jail before his execution. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh executes leader of largest Islamist party

Human-rights groups criticized Motiur Rahman Nizami’s conviction DHAKA, (Bangladesh) — Bangladesh has executed a top leader of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami party, Motiur Rahman Nizami, for war crimes committed during the 1971 war... Read more »
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Jerusalem and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday is a bid to ease tensions in the region. (Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

UN condemns attacks on hospitals in war zones, demands protection of hospitals

Deliberate attacks on hospitals amount to “war crimes,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said just hours after a hospital was targeted in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “Let us be clear: Intentional and direct... Read more »

Youth Unemployment and Dr. King’s Dream

By Bernie Sanders Many years ago I was honored to be among those who marched on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was there for his famous “I Have a... Read more »