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Islamic extremists alarm secular women in Tunisia

Islamic extremists alarm secular women in Tunisia

Tensions are rising between secular Tunisian women and political Islam. "There is no room for the opposition and women to participate in building the country we want," says one critic.
By Hajer Naili

Modest U.S. jobs growth expected to continue

Forecasters expect the U.S. Labor Department to report Friday that the U.S. economy added 193,000 jobs in March. This is in line with the pace of recent months but hardly enough to lower unemployment down to acceptable levels.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Coal exports save lives here and abroad

Governors of Oregon and Washington asked for unprecedented "life-cycle impact" analysis of five export terminals and the cargo being transported through them.
TOM TANTON, UPI Outside View Commentator
Shirin Ebadi urges Arab women to keep the faith

Shirin Ebadi urges Arab women to keep the faith

The 2003 Iranian Nobel Laureate said that the main obstacle for post-revolutionary Arab women is a "patriarchal culture" that imposes a false interpretation on Islam.
By Hajer Naili

Deadly embrace or suicide pact?

Secret diplomacy is called for for the United States and Iran to reach a satisfactory point in diplomacy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Sex ed effective for India's unschooled teens

Sex ed effective for India's unschooled teens

And that can be life-saving in a place such as Gujarat, India, where 40 percent of brides are under 20 and anemia is a major threat. A three-year awareness campaign shows how much can be changed by education and information.
By Swapna Majumdar

Did Syria use chemical weapons to help Iran?

The investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria could have an interesting turn.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: Russia's Treasure Island

Cyprus was headquarters for Russia’s new class of wealthy entrepreneurs – until disaster struck last month.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

An anniversary year

This is a great year for anniversaries, including the resignation of the British minister for war in an espionage scandal.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
At the end, Betty Friedan broadened her vision

At the end, Betty Friedan broadened her vision

Betty Friedan's parting words: "We didn't challenge the system enough." She helped start the women's revolution but came to realize--along with many of us--that the problem everyone faced was economic predators.
By Lucy Komisar

Washington should embrace the 1997 U.N. Convention on Transboundary Rivers

Global water supplies create an increasing problem for growing population and the agriculture need to feed the additional people.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI Outside View Commentator

Easter: A time for optimism and some Yankee pragmatism

Easter is a celebration of springtime rebirth -- a good time to enumerate reasons for optimism and the tasks necessary to accomplish America's potential.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Washington consultants and opaque Ukrainian government tenders

Questions have been asked regarding why Ukraine is spending so much money for lobbying firms in Washington.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Supporters of Plan B flashmob NYC store

Supporters of Plan B flashmob NYC store

The decision in a lawsuit for unrestricted access to the drug for women under 18, brought by the National Women 's Liberation against the government, is expected any day.
By Maggie Freleng

Raising awareness on homeless youth

On March 22, 160 New York and New Jersey young professionals took on the challenge of sleeping out one night to raise awareness about homeless youth.
JACQUELINE GIFUNI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Shocking and Awing

Ten years ago this month, the United States launched Operation Iraqi Freedom against Saddam Hussein.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
It's feminist to care about having healthy weight

It's feminist to care about having healthy weight

Mainstream culture is so fixated on dieting that many rights activists shun the topic. But when a woman is trying to lose weight, she needs protection from self-hatred and dangerous dieting. She needs feminism.
By Ariel Jensen-Vargas

Resolving case of Ukraine's ex-premier would bolster U.S. ties

Second only to Russia itself, Ukraine is the most important country of the former Soviet Union for U.S. policy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
BRUCE M. RICKERSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia's judicial system and the Tower of Pisa -- a shared fate awaits

It is fairly well accepted that President Vladimir Putin's Russia is a democracy in name only as the trial of Sergei Magnitsky demonstrates.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Future of Levantine Basin

Seminar on "Covering the Oil & Gas Sector" looks at energy developments an the media in Lebanon.
T.K. MALOY, UPI Outside View Commentator
'States rights' is code for keeping women down

'States rights' is code for keeping women down

The term has served as a legal code for racism. Today, historian Doris Weatherford writes that state lawmakers have also long imposed legal restrictions on U.S. women. Now it's the framework for the shrinkage of access to reproductive health care and medical privacy.
By Doris Weatherford

Cyprus would do better to leave the euro

Cyprus would be better off to leave the euro than accept the terms of the bailout imposed by the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

On his quick trip to Israel and Jordan, President Obama repaired broken diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey in exchange for Iranian sanctions.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The Cypriot mess

Only a fool would deny the ability of the EU to concoct some last-minute rescue for Cyprus that keeps the great euro suspense drama limping wearily onward.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

TPP can kick Asia's economies into shape

Joining what is likely to be the world's biggest trade deal can be a mixed blessing.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Outside View Commentator
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