Press reports say only 70 Saudi women are standing in municipal elections in December, and as few as one in twenty have registered to vote. Activists say a driving ban is among the hurdles facing women.
A surge in refugees crossing into Europe from the Middle East and Africa has in past months resulted in several tragic incidents at sea. The victims in the abandoned truck likely suffocated, say Austrian authorities.
The world’s demand for water is likely to surge in the next few decades, severely threatening national water security and economic growth in some parts of the world, experts say.
Vassiliki Thanou, a top judge, was sworn in on Thursday as Greece's first female prime minister, to lead the country until a new government emerges from the vote expected on Sept. 20.
Three years ago, Russia unveiled a law effectively requiring NGOs to refuse any foreign funding. Electoral watchdog Golos has complied, but is still on the Kremlin's blacklist.
Frank E. Petersen Jr. didn't see himself as a trailblazer, but he is remembered as a pioneer, a role model, and a 'stellar leader.'
Two southern universities were placed on lockdown Thursday following separate alerts of gunmen on campus.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania highlight 'inequities in racial discipline' in a bid to encourage reform.
The rape trial in Concord, N.H., has provided a window into the type of language that some young men used at their school. Colleges, and to a lesser degree high schools, are trying to improve messaging about sexual assault.
Carly Fiorina is polling among the top 10 Republican presidential candidates, yet she might not be invited to the next top-tier debate. In some ways, however, that could work to her advantage.
A Christian Science perspective: Finding peace wherever we are.
North Korea’s latest violent provocation of South Korea ended with an agreement that appears to break an old pattern. The South may have learned how to deal with the North’s attempts to intimidate.
A Christian Science perspective: Praying for those fleeing Islamic State.
With the launch of an ambitious project to form a free-trade zone, Africa must also realize that trade is best enhanced when states are democratic.
A Christian Science perspective: The presence of God precludes the possibility of evil.
A ruling on Thursday from the National Labor Relations Board could hold parent companies liable for labor violations committed by franchisees and contractors.
Unions may have more room to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of contract workers at fast-food chains and other companies that rely on franchisees after a US National Labor Relations Board ruling issued Thursday.
"Orlando vacation" brings to mind expensive theme parks and costly hotels, but Orlando has a lot more to offer and at much better prices.
Most consumers think coupons are designed to help save them money, but they might just be designed to encourage consumers to buy.
Rumors of a new Ford Ranger have been circulating all week, and now Bloomberg is reporting that the Ford Bronco may be making a comeback, too.
A number of shark attack victims are shunning fear and the urge for revenge in favor of understanding and conservation.
Concentrations of mercury and selenium in Colorado River food webs of the Grand Canyon National Park regularly exceeded risk thresholds for fish and wildlife, a recent study showed.
The presence of vegetation is an essential factor in limiting urban heating, according to a new study that analyzes urbanization impacts across the United States.
Cincinnati Zoo officials say an 8-year-old rhino is heading to Indonesia, where nearly all of the estimated 100 remaining Sumatran rhinos live.
Against a backdrop of oil prices below $50 a barrel, some Arctic drillers are handing back leases or allow them to expire, citing high risks and high costs.
Google has rejected the European Commission's charges that the company harmed consumers and producers by distorting Internet search results to favor its own shopping service.
The photo-sharing app Instagram will, for the first time, allow users to post photographs in a portrait and landscape format.
Select users are testing M, Facebook Messenger's digital assistant service that uses both human and artificial intelligence.
A North Dakota law allows police to outfit drones with 'less-than-lethal' weapons including stun guns and tear gas. The bill's original sponsor says he didn't want weapons of any kind on drones, but that the state law enforcement lobby altered the bill's language.
Backed by a Kickstarter campaign, SmartHalo pairs a device and a smartphone app to allow bikers hands-free navigation and notification alerts.
Supposedly Mars will appear in the night sky Thursday night like Earthlings have never seen before – equal in size to the moon.
Melting ice sheets are contributing to rising sea levels more than previously thought, suggests data from NASA satellites.
Mars is not going to look as big as the moon from Earth, and, barring a major cataclysm in our solar system, it never will.
A representative version of the Orion spacecraft was shoved out of a military aircraft flying more than six miles above the Arizona desert on Wednesday.
NASA scientists say rising sea levels – a natural consequence of the warming of our planet – are unavoidable and more dangerous than thought.
PBS brings viewers to California's Monterey Bay, it's easy to see why actress Marion Cotillard earned critical acclaim for her performance in the film 'Two Days, One Night,' and more top picks.
'Galaxy Quest' is a 1999 movie that stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman as actors on a fictional science fiction show. A TV show based on the film is reportedly in development.
FX is reportedly working on a spin-off of the hit TV show 'Sons of Anarchy' with 'Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter. 'Sons of Anarchy' was FX's most popular show when it was on the air.
Other shows like 'Family Guy' and 'Hannibal' have altered episodes because of similarities to current events.
Fresh cherry tomatoes star as the jewels in this summer tart.
A Christian Science perspective: Finding peace wherever we are.
An impassioned history of primary US prose offers 'entertaining historical perspective on these linguistic clashes.'
The Oxford Dictionary inducted a spate of new words into its online dictionary Thursday, including 'manspreading,' 'holodeck,' 'MacGyver,' and 'Grexit.'
Author and historian Greg Grandin makes bold but compelling accusations, blaming Kissinger for setting aggressive precedents that support perpetual war.
'The Girl in the Spider's Web' brings back characters Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist as they join forces to hack into the US National Security Agency in a plotline that includes stories about hacking, corruption, and national security.
Journalist Meera Subramanian beautifully crafts a filigree of cautionary and celebratory stories about India future and past, voiced with dignified passion.