Many Australians celebrate Christmas, even those who don’t identify as being Christian.
If you're a non-believer, then staying away from Church may be the best thing for your psychological health this Christmas.
Happiness is possible during the holidays.
We all know the holidays can be stressful, but we may not realize that we often continue the cycle. Here's how to let things go and enjoy the holidays instead of dreading them.
Congolese soldiers arrest anti-government protester in North Kivu province.
President Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down at the end of his term in 2016. By clinging on to power he threw the Democratic Republic of Congo into a vicious cycle of deadly conflict.
What can international law do to help curb the use of a lethal, indiscriminate weapon?
RAAF warplanes fly over Syria in Australia’s first airstrikes in that country in September 2015.
The wars in Syria and Iraq are products of secretive decision-making by the executive. Their disastrous consequences are evidence of the need for war powers reform.
Women wearing their WIPNET T-shirts plan a peace jamboree the day before the Liberian election in October 2017.
Thousands of Liberian women have banded together to bring about peace and to fight for women's rights. They've changed the face of the African nation.
The daily newspaper ‘Arman’ bore a picture of US President Donald Trump with a headline which reads “Isolation of Mr. Goof”, on October 14, 2017.
The Trump administration's change of US policy toward Iran has reinforced hardliners' ambitions and nationalistic feelings, complicating an already difficult situation in the region.
A statue of Pericles outside Athens City Hall. Like Trump, Pericles used war to deflect from bad news.
Does ancient Greek war hawk Pericles provide clues to a besieged Donald Trump's next move? War has always been a helpful distraction for cornered world leaders.
Dam projects on the Irrawady in Myanmar could not only devastate livelihoods but add more conflicts to an already sensitive region.
Saw John Bright
Constructing large dams can provide much needed electricity for Myanmar. But this can also threaten the livelihoods of millions.
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Northern Ireland has a tourist circuit steeped in death and disaster – is this a good thing?
The return of European brown bears to the Alps means that humans must learn about cohabitation.
Bear-man conflicts have made news in the Alps but history tells a story of a possible cohabitation.
Leader of Fulani herdsmen Haruna Usman pictured by Reuters in 2014.
Attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in West Africa are increasing in number and in sophistication. Regional and national authorities must respond promptly to arrest the threat.
Extreme weather and conflict have a particularly accute impact on female farmers in the Philippines.
Conflict and poverty further deepen the impacts of climate change, resulting widening income inequality between women and men.
The push for accountability in Syria exposes the challenges of international criminal justice.
Moral disputes are a product of independent minds with independent agendas. Thus, there is little reason to see ourselves as unbiased sources of righteousness.
The border wall between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, Calif.
Deadly, ineffective and generally fated to fall, border walls are multiplying and becoming the new normal in international relations.
Already one of the world's most urgent humanitarian disasters, the situation in Yemen is only getting worse.
A school teacher, leads a class at the Obama Primary School in Kenya.
The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers -- who may not be neutral -- implement them.
Food is delivered by the UN in South Sudan.
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10,000. It's now backtracked on the decision.
Turkanas have contributed significantly to the conflict in Kenya’s Laikipia County.
For over 20 years, Kenya’s Laikipia region and its neighbours have witnessed violence between January and April over location and geography.