The UN sounded the alarm Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria's Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some 400,000 trapped civilians.
Three women have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, which has been hardest hit by the enigmatic disease.
Chairman of Kazakhstan National bank Gregory Marchenko has unveiled the schedule of the gradual raise of the retirement age for women in Kazakhstan.
Nicaraguan sex workers have for the first time set up an office to assist in protection from abuse, violence and discrimination.
Australia's first female leader Julia Gillard has spoken out against the "glossed over" sexism of her tenure, saying it would have ended political careers had it been about race.
A Norwegian woman said she was "nervous and tense" as she risked 16 months in jail after she reported being raped by a coworker in the United Arab Emirates.
France's interior minister said Sunday security forces would remain in place "as long as necessary" after a second night of violence in the Paris suburbs sparked when police stopped a woman for wearing a veil.
Tribal elders and Islamic clerics in northwest Pakistan have barred women from shopping in bazaars without a male relative.
Kazakhstan athletes have won the third place in the air rifle shooting by the team count at the Universiade in Kazan.
Kazakhstan's weightlifter Anna Nurmukhambetova was the first weightlifter to win a gold medal for Kazakhstan at the Championship in Astana.
Kazakhstan weightlifter Alexandra Aborneva won the third gold medal for the team at the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Astana.
An Australian women's group defended ousted premier Julia Gillard on Friday, saying the nation's first female leader had battled treachery in her own party and "gross disrespect" while in office.
The national women's volleyball team of Kazakhstan has won over the China's team at the 20th International Women's Volleyball Tournament of President of Kazakhstan Cup.
New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his cabinet on Monday, bringing in a record number of women and switching the focus to the economy ahead of upcoming elections.
The singing rises through the early-morning cool which still covers the esplanade in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site at which Jews can pray.
According to him, “by 2030 there will be one retired person for every 1.5 working people, with the ration reaching 1 to 1 further on”.
After an absence of 10 years, the Miss Algeria beauty contest was held Friday in the western city of Oran, with 19-year-old science student Rym Amari taking the pageant honours.
Men looking for a quick fling prefer women with more "feminine" facial features, said a study Friday that delved into the evolutionary determinants of the mating game.
The US House of Representatives approved a Republican measure Tuesday restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks after conception, one of the most stringent pro-life bills in the past decade.
Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas.
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