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Ethiopian Elected to Head World Health Organization

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Ethiopian official Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus has been elected director-general of the World Health Organization. Tedros won the post in two rounds of balloting Tuesday, defeating Dr. David Nabarro of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani cardiologist. The …

Outgoing WHO Director Says Agency Remains Relevant

GENEVA � Margaret Chan, the outgoing Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has opened this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) by staunchly defending the organization against critics who say it has lost its relevance.

Chan’s tenure as head …

Iran Continues Deporting Undocumented Afghan Refugees

Nearly 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced by the Iranian government to go home this year, heading to an uncertain future with the resurgent Taliban now holding more than 40 percent rural territory in Afghanistan.

Hundreds more are ousted …

Pakistan’s Social Media Crackdown Alarms Critics

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN � A Pakistani government crackdown on social media to deter anti-military content has prompted accusations of curbing freedom of expression and victimizing political activists.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government last Sunday ordered the cybercrime department of the Federal …

Roadside Bombs Kill 11 Civilians in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD � A roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province.

The victims were returning from a wedding party Friday afternoon when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the …

Roadside Bombs Kill 11 Civilians in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD � A roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province.

The victims were returning from a wedding party Friday afternoon when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the …