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United Arab Emirates detects first case of monkeypox

May. 24, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates detected on Tuesday the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in a young woman who traveled from West Africa. The government said little about the patient, but stressed that authorities were...

Here's how abortion clinics are preparing for Roe to fall

May. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale...

After leak, religious rift over legal abortion on display

May. 08, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

America’s faithful are bracing — some with cautionary joy and others with looming dread — for the Supreme Court to potentially overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and end the nationwide right to legal abortion. A reversal of the 49-year-old ruling has never felt...

'Roe' under threat, California leans in as abortion refuge

May. 06, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats have accelerated their plan to make the nation’s most populous state a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, propelled by the release this week of an early draft of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has ignited a surge of activism among the...

Officials: Taliban blocked unaccompanied women from flights

Mar. 26, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban rulers refused to allow dozens of women to board several flights, including some overseas, because they were traveling without a male guardian, two Afghan airline officials said Saturday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...

First lady Jill Biden visits St. Jude, meets Ukrainian kids

Mar. 25, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden traveled to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee on Friday to meet with Ukrainian children with cancer and their families fleeing the war and seeking treatment in the U.S. Biden was greeted when she arrived at the Memphis...

UN says women pay highest price in conflict, now in Ukraine

Mar. 15, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women and girls pay the highest price in all crises and conflicts from Myanmar and Afghanistan to the Sahel and Haiti, and “the horrifying war in Ukraine now joins that list,” the head of the U.N. women’s agency said Monday. Undersecretary-General Sima...

Ukrainian woman weds Chicago fiancé ahead of return home

Mar. 05, 2022 22:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Russia invaded her home country of Ukraine, Maria decided she had to get there and help defend it — even if it meant leaving her fiancé behind in Chicago days after getting married. Maria and her fiancé, David, married Saturday before about 20 people in the...

Sweden convicts woman for recruiting son to fight in Syria

Mar. 04, 2022 07:38 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A 49-year-old woman from Sweden was convicted Friday of serious violation of international law and a war crime for not preventing her 12-year-old son from being recruited as a child soldier on behalf of the Islamic State group in Syria. The Stockholm District Court...