Maggie Fick
Saeed Al-Shorbaji, the supervisor of Nasser hospital's morgue, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in November. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike in early December.
WORLD / Society
Dec 22, 2023
As Gaza death toll hits 20,000, many fear the true count is higher
Only bodies identified or claimed by relatives are included in the official figures, and thousands more are believed to be buried beneath the rubble.
Injured Palestinians arrive at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Despite death toll, U.S. unlikely to rethink weapons supplies to Israel
U.S. officials consider private negotiation to be effective in pressuring Israel to minimize civilian casualties in its offensive against Hamas in Gaza.
A view inside of Sai Life Sciences' manufacturing facility in Bindar, Karnataka, India, in September.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2023
Indian drugmakers benefit from Big Pharma interest beyond China
Rising tensions with China have prompted more Western governments to recommend that firms "de-risk" supply chains from exposure to the Asian superpower.
A pharmacist displays boxes of Ozempic, a semaglutide injection drug used for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity made by Novo Nordisk.
Jul 27, 2023
U.K. probes weight-loss drug over suicidal, self-harming thoughts
Novo Nordisk said it had been notified by the government's review of potential suicidal and self-harming thoughts related to a specific class of drugs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 14, 2022
Why the world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it
The world's inability to fund more Mosquirix shots dismays many in Africa. Children on the continent account for the vast majority of the roughly 600,000 global malaria deaths every year.
Japan Times
Dec 6, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine shots are finally arriving, but Africa can't get them all into arms
A shortage of funds, medical staff and equipment, as well as vaccine hesitancy, could exacerbate the challenges the continent already faces.
Jan 9, 2015
Paris attack reminds Arab cartoonists of dangers at home
After Egyptian cartoonist Andeel took to social media to condemn the slaughter of colleagues in Paris, he received expressions of sympathy — often not for the victims but for the suspected Islamist gunmen.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan