Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's personal character faces global scrutiny after serious suspicions of his alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The enormous "Statue of Unity" has been condemned for its lack of environmental oversight and its displacement of local Adivasi people, whose land was forcibly taken to build it. The Gujarat government says it will promote tourism and sustainable development.
The fame of the Dead Sea Scrolls is what has encouraged both forgeries and the shadow market in antiquities.
An outpouring of anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic sentiment is reminiscent of the political climate in the US during the "interwar period" between the first and second world wars.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
VAWA disproportionately funds the criminal legal system but it has not deterred domestic violence. Lawyer Leah Goodmark argues that criminalizing domestic violence actually makes the problem worse and that it's time for alternative forms of justice and support.
Some 821 million people now face food insecurity, raising numbers to the same level as almost a decade ago. The situation is worsening in South America, Central Asia and most regions of Africa, according to the UN's annual food security report. A resurgence in the use of "cover crop" and nanotechnologies may mitigate climate change impacts.
The world is at the brink of eradicating polio. A surprise polio outbreak in Israel in 2013 led researchers to look closely for the poliovirus in sewage to detect virus shed in the feces of non-paralyzed people infected with polio, what epidemiologists call the "silent circulation" of polio.
Bellicose rhetoric against socialism coupled with compassion may play well with Trump’s base, but it doesn't help Venezuelans living in unprecendented turmoil.
Bills? Groceries? School fees? Many Somalis have gone cashless, opting to use their mobile phones to send and receive money instead. But one study shows that the system lacks regulations and accountability.