Latest from Melissa Etehad

Despite a big year for women in politics, national legislatures are still dominated by men

Things are getting better, but not so fast.
  • Sep 1, 2016

Young people don’t see a future in Afghanistan, so they’re leaving

Violence and lack of opportunity are driving young, educated Afghans out of the country.
  • Aug 13, 2016

The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not.

The graphic highlights just how poorly the U.S. compares with the rest of the world.
  • Aug 13, 2016

Iranian female athlete takes on challenges of the field and her culture

In Iran, archer Zahra Nemati, like other women, is banned from even watching many sporting events, but on Friday night, she carried her nation's flag, leading her Olympic teammates.
  • Aug 6, 2016

Egypt’s grand mufti says harming gays is unacceptable even as LGBT crackdown continues

Members of Egypt's LBGT community continue to live in fear.
  • Aug 2, 2016

7-year-old girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

People are questioning whether the zoo could have done more to prevent her death
  • Jul 28, 2016

‘Fireman Sam’ slipped on a page from the Koran. Now people are upset and confused.

The cartoon was first aired in 2014, but evidently few viewers noticed what the page was.
  • Jul 28, 2016

Another American has been detained in Iran, the fourth dual national in five months to be arrested

The arrest of Robin Shahini, an Iranian American who had run a pizzeria and a car-repair shop in San Diego, has sent chills through the diaspora community.
  • Jul 27, 2016

After Nice, Newt Gingrich wants to ‘test’ every Muslim in the U.S. and deport sharia believers

Gingrich said the Nice attack is the "fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary," and suggested that U.S. mosques need monitoring.
  • Jul 15, 2016