Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver steers change

Mar 12, 2015

Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver steers change

Sara Bahai’s decision to become Afghanistan’s only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family — and a love of driving that has confined her conservative detractors to the rear-view mirror. She ...

U.N. campaigners demand a female successor to Ban

Mar 11, 2015

U.N. campaigners demand a female successor to Ban

At a private working lunch for the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council, the conversation turned to the question of the next U.N. secretary-general. A European ambassador reminded colleagues of a General Assembly resolution nearly as old as the 70-year ...

Mar 6, 2015

Angry mob lynches rape accused to death in India

A rape suspect was pulled out of a jail and lynched by a mob in northeastern India on Thursday, local reports said, with anger raging over the high rate of sexual violence in the country. The man, who stood accused of raping a woman ...

Mar 6, 2015

Men more narcissistic than women, study shows

Men tend to be more narcissistic than women and as a result are more likely to exploit others, a U.S. study said Thursday after analyzing three decades of data from more than 475,000 people. The findings were consistent across multiple age groups and generations, ...

British spy agencies told to target middle-aged mums

Mar 6, 2015

British spy agencies told to target middle-aged mums

Ditch the preconceptions about Bond girls — Britain’s spy agencies should be recruiting middle-aged mothers to expand their talent pool, parliament’s intelligence and security committee said Thursday. Where MI5, MI6 and GCHQ once picked out new recruits by laying a discreet hand on the ...