Stories from 13 February 2017
Egypt's Religious Reforms Bring Women Preachers to the Pulpit
The Egyptian government is looking to women preachers as part of its campaign to reform religious discourse, but many are unhappy with the move.
Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 2
An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.
Trump and Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Feature Among Sapporo Snow Festival's Ice Sculptures
At least two million people visit the festival each year, making for some great photo uploads on social media.
Fake News to Be of Major Concern in French Presidential Election Campaign
Distinguishing between real and fabricated news will be challenge during the french election campaign.
Online Documentary Tells Stories of Adolescent Mothers From Bulgaria
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
Jamaica AIDS Support for Life Looks Back at Achievements, Challenges After 25 Years
"We're 25 years old, but we are trying to stay true to our founding principles: equality, preserving human rights and dignity."
Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’
The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.
Bulgaria's New President Vetoes Law That Would Have ‘Opened a Door to Corruption’
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"