About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
Colten Boushie's death and the subsequent acquittal of his killer has fuelled loud calls for reforms to Canada's criminal justice system and its treatment of the Indigenous. Why has it taken so long?
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
Donald Trump doesn't have one foreign policy – he has several, and they all clash.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
One way of improving e-government usage could be for the Lebanese government to work better the locally elected agent.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has resigned, paving the way for major changes in the country.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
Whether as soldiers, suicide bombers or human shields, children are an increasingly common sight on the battlefield.
The rich have to be taxed more and the poor need to be paid more, according to Oxfam International head of inequality policy Max Lawson.
Shocking allegations of abuse by Oxfam aid workers in Haiti are testament to how badly the aid sector needs deep, systemic reform.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
Since 2000, 8.8 million Brazilians have been displaced by disaster, development and crime, new data shows. Now Venezuelan migrants are pouring into the country. Still, Brazil has no real refugee plan.
Highly engineered composite materials let skis ride smoothly, carve neatly and turn quickly – for top athletes and regular consumers alike.