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  • Global battle for women's rights

    The kidnapping of girls happens to be in the news right now because of Boko Haram's abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren. Yet there are multiple horror stories reflecting how women live around the globe. ("Boko Haram chose its victims for a reason -- to stop progress," Opinion, May 12)
  • The heroic women of Nigeria are standing up to Boko Haram

    Weeks after the abduction of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls taken in a case of mass sex trafficking, the global media finally took note of the crime. Why the shift? Because of the bravery of Nigerian women, who took to the streets to demand that the...

    Nobel winner Tawakul Karman of Yemen denied entry to Egypt

    Nobel winner Tawakul Karman of Yemen denied entry to Egypt
    Yemen's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tawakul Karman, was turned away at Cairo's airport Sunday when she arrived with the intention of joining protests against the military coup that toppled President Mohamed Morsi. According to various news accounts,...

    European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration. The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...

    Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes WWII Reconciliation

    Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes WWII Reconciliation
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe. "In the...