Mountaineering officials say 64 climbers, including a Saudi Arabian woman, have successfully scaled Mount Everest from Nepal's side of the mountain.
The nonprofit Ocean Conservancy says every piece of trash affects the oceans’ health — and as a result the economy, the environment and animal health. And plastics carry extra costs.
The 11-year Western military occupation of Afghanistan has been a boon for the Afghan workforce, providing thousands of jobs. But as combat troops prepare to leave next year, many Afghan workers are no longer needed. It’s an economic and an emotional blow.
The elimination of swaths of rain forest decreases rainfall, and is likely to reduce the energy output of hydroelectric projects in countries such as Brazil, according to a study published by the National Academy of Sciences.
Jihadists ravaged the ancient Malian city as they tried to establish their own emirate. Militant rule has ended, but the city is struggling to establish peace and get back on its feet.
Expansion plans at Port Newark, N.J., the source of tens of thousands of jobs, are worrying nearby residents and advocates, who say the pollution exacts a heavy toll on human health.
U.S. craft brewers, capturing an ever-greater share of Germany’s beer market, are now expanding there as well.
For years it’s been asserted that charity can replace the dollars spent by the federal government on hunger programs. But for the steady-state emergency that is hunger in America, no amount of charitable giving has been enough, say people doing the numbers.
There's an irony in the Internal Revenue Service's crackdown on conservative groups.
Onboard entertainment varies from cruise to cruise, ranging from Vegas-style shows in a large theater to piano-bar crooners, comedians and all the way down to passenger talent shows. On the booking circuit, this looks to be about the next notch down from tribal casinos, but hey, it’s all inclu
Nigeria's military declared a 24-hour curfew Saturday on neighborhoods in a northeastern city that's the spiritual home of an Islamic extremist network as soldiers continued the government's emergency campaign against insurgents in the region.
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
As she flipped through the cemetery register, Mary Blakely's eyes filled with tears. On line after line, the entry read simply "Baby Boy" or "Baby Girl," followed by a surname and a burial date.
Trinidad's finance minister has appointed a new interim board to oversee Caribbean Airlines after announcing that the state-owned company posted losses of more than $70 million.
The pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions to fourth-graders. A team of Islamist lawyers with long beards sang in unison, "All except the Prophet Muhammad."
Wealthy insulated from economic woes I found Jerry Large’s comments on inequality insightful and effective in outlining the disparity in our society [“Inequality a poor path to follow,” NWThursday, May 2]. I believe it is important to note the impact of our problems with diversity
If you're American and want to do business in Myanmar, there's a list of people and companies you have to steer clear of by law. But it leaves off a former minister's son U.S. officials suspected of brokering arms deals with North Korea, and high-rolling relatives of the man who led the repressive military government for 19 years.
Syrian activists say that a wave of tit-for-tat kidnappings between rival Islamic militant groups in the northern city of Aleppo risks sparking large-scale internal fighting between rebels.
An Afghan legislator says conservative lawmakers have blocked a law that aims to protect women's freedoms, saying parts of it violate Islamic principles.