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Several school districts across the country will close in observance of Eid, a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images

Students lead more public schools to close for Islamic holidays

School districts throughout the nation are beginning to heed calls to give students and teachers a day off in observance of the Eid al Fitr, a major Islamic holiday held at the end of Ramadan.
International Committee of the Red Cross workers prepare bags with bodies of government soldiers to be handed over in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov

Humanitarian aid workers need security, rights and better pay

Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
The U.S. has evacuated 84,600 Afghans since August 2021, but many of these people remain in a legal limbo. Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa via Getty Images

Afghan evacuees lack a clear path for resettlement in the U.S., 7 months after Taliban takeover

The U.S. has promised to take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. But there is concern that this could further complicate efforts to welcome and resettle Afghan evacuees.
Slovenia Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left), Czech Republic Prime Minister Petr Fiala (second from left) and Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (third from left) meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv on behalf of the European Council on March 16, 2022. Ukrainian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Defending Europe: How cultural identity shapes support for Ukraine and armed resistance against Russia

The Russian invasion has triggered an outpouring of support for Ukraine from European countries. Will Putin’s gamble backfire and ultimately push Ukraine firmly into the European fold?
People cross a destroyed bridge as they evacuate the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, during heavy shelling and bombing on March 5, 2022. Aris Messinis / AFP via Getty Images

Ukrainian refugees are welcomed with open arms – not so with people fleeing other war-torn countries

The welcome mat for refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine stands in stark contrast to recent anti-immigrant policies targeting those from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The World Bank’s ease of doing business index incentives countries to do whatever they can to improve their ranking. Jongho Shin/iStock via Getty Images

Scandal involving World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ index exposes problems in using sportslike rankings to guide development goals

Allegations that World Bank officials manipulated country rankings in its much-used ease of doing business index highlight a deeper problem with these types of rankings.

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