As Saudi women get the right to drive, activists who fought for that right remain jailed

As the first women finally get the right to drive in Saudi Arabia this week — the only country in the world that continued to ban women from driving — several activists behind the campaign to fight for that right remain behind bars. Among the…

Trump officials keep talking about the ‘Libya model.’ Here’s what Libya is like today.

As the United States and North Korea inch closer to holding talks again in Singapore on June 12, observers are waiting with bated breath to see if anyone will mention the “Libya model” of denuclearization. U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton first said that North Korea…

New data shows low support for banning abortion across all US states

As Trump rallies anti-abortion advocates for the upcoming midterm elections, there is no state in the United States where support for banning abortion reaches even 25 percent, according to recent analysis. The numbers were compiled using Congressional Election Studies data by the progressive Data for…

Everything you need to know about Ireland’s historic abortion referendum

As President Donald Trump is making to even harder to get reproductive health care in the United States, Ireland, one of the more conservative countries in Europe, will head to the polls on Friday to vote on repealing its anti-abortion law, enshrined in its constitution’s…

What the Iraqi elections mean for U.S. foreign policy

As the results of last Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Iraq slowly unfurl, two major players in the country — Iran and the United States — face an uncertain future. Although 100 percent of the results are not in just yet, and there have been some reports…

Far-right Freedom Caucus schemes to block House DACA vote with parliamentary shenanigans

As a group of House Republicans inches closer to securing floor votes on a few different proposals to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as kids, hard-line conservatives from the Freedom Caucus are scheming to use parliamentary maneuvers to thwart them. Rep. Mark…