News headlines in February 2011, page 3

  1. PAKISTAN: Injecting Disease With Medicine

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Once every two weeks, 45-year-old Perween Riaz enters a place with a sign outside that says 'Ghazi Medical Centre' where she gets injections for headache and nausea from someone people know is not a real doctor.

  2. INDIA: Hindus Flock to Temples of Death

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Disasters caused by overcrowded pilgrim centres are as old as the religious festivals themselves, but a dramatic increase in stampedes in recent years has caused national concern.

  3. Time to Drag Sextortion into the Light

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    In their 2010 book 'Half the Sky', Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn write about a disturbing but not uncommon problem in Southern Africa - male teachers who trade good grades for sex with students.

  4. Central Asian Regimes Fear Unrest

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    As revolutions and popular protests against dictatorships spread across northern Africa and the Middle East, questions are being raised whether they will inspire similar uprisings in Central Asia. Activists say that it is now a question of when, not if, regime change comes in the region.

  5. MIDEAST: Gaza Protesters Prepare for March 15

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    A look at the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings that succeeded in ousting long- entrenched dictators confirms a universal truth: it is the youth who are leading the way in forcing reform in the Middle East.

  6. JAPAN: Whaling Policy in Choppy Waters

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    After years of stiff resistance, the Japanese government has announced a temporary halt to its controversial research whaling programme in the Antarctic Ocean, a decision that will finally stir the debate to promote sustainable fishing, say conservationists here.

  7. EGYPT: Women and Men, Shoulder to Shoulder

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    The momentous events of Tahrir Square, Egypt also signify a huge step forward for gender equality in the region, women's rights activists said Friday.

  8. U.N. Task Force Pushes for Investment in Teen Girls

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    Risk of sexual violence, limited access to education, and health issues such as HIV/AIDS and forced female genital mutilation/cutting are just a few of the obstacles adolescent girls face in developing countries, yet these girls are the key to the future and the eradication of poverty, stress experts at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

  9. 'New Egypt' the Wild Card in Stalled Mideast Peace Process

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    The ability of the United States to broker a successful Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement will hinge on the future of Israeli-Egyptian relations, a panel of experts at the Palestinian Centre argued here Thursday.

  10. China Learns to Live With Inflation

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    At Mr. Ma’s fruit and vegetable shop, located in a historic hutong alleyway a few blocks from the Lama Temple, the impact of China’s growing inflation is evident. In recent months, the prices of Mr. Ma’s products have soared. Eggs have gone from RMB 7 (6.5 RMB to a dollar) to RMB 10 per kilogram. Tomatoes have almost doubled. Cabbage has tripled.