Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record.
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Japan's parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly gay male lawmaker, all of whom were elected last month.
A 52-year-old man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend during an argument in 1994 was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday, state corrections officials said.
Twenty-three Moroccan men and a Swiss-Spanish convert to Islam appeared in an anti-terrorist court on Thursday accused of offences in connection with the killing of two Scandinavian women, judiciary officials said.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of two women were found in a freezer in an apartment in east London.
Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to peace talks in Qatar this month, the movement's main spokesman said on Monday, ahead of the latest round of meetings aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.
Ivanka Trump began a four-day tour of Africa on Sunday to promote a $50 million United States initiative aimed at encouraging women's employment in developing countries.
The paramedics' log at al-Hol camp in eastern Syria lists the injuries and ailments of infants rushed from the battlefield to its crowded, dirty clinic: malnourishment, stunted growth, broken leg.
Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby on Friday settled a federal defamation lawsuit brought by seven women who said the former actor and comedian sexually assaulted them and wrongly called them liars when they went public with their charges years later.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attempted on Wednesday to tamp down a controversy over allegations of unwanted physical contact with women, releasing a video in which he pledged to be “more mindful" of respecting "personal space."
Responding to complaints that he made some women uncomfortable by touching them at political events, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday released a video in which he pledged to be “more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”
Chicago voters went to the polls on Tuesday to choose between two African-American women running for mayor, with the winner of the historic vote inheriting a city steeped in violent crime and wracked by fiscal woes.
Pope Francis said on Tuesday the Catholic Church had to acknowledge a history of male domination and sexual abuse of women and children and repair its reputation among young people or risk becoming "a museum".
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The former head coach of women's soccer at Yale University admitted on Thursday that he accepted bribes to help parents get their children into the Ivy League school, becoming the third person to plead guilty in the U.S. college admissions scand...
A few years ago, in this sweltering corner of western India, the horizon was dotted with hunched, barefoot women swinging sickles all day to cut wheat for the spring harvest.
Great Britain's team for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is on course to contain more women than men for the first time, chief de mission Mark England has told the BBC.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on International Women's Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities.
Meghan Markle said on Friday she hoped the baby she is expecting this spring with Britain's Prince Harry will follow in her feminist footsteps.
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it erred in notifying a Finnish journalist she was a finalist for an award recognizing courageous women, but it characterized as "speculation" a report that the prize was rescinded over her criticism of Pres...