| Mar 23, 2014
If you live in the United States, it's easy to be lulled into thinking that the battle for broader civil rights for gay people is nearly over. The last few years have brought important victories in courts, legislatures and at the ballot box, and...
| Apr 1, 2014
Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money?
Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A draconian anti-gay law passed by the Nigerian parliament last year and quietly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan this month has led to the arrest of scores of homosexuals and set off an international wave of condemnation.
The Same Sex Marriage...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The protagonist of Okey Ndibe's unforgettable new novel, "Foreign Gods Inc.," is a failed immigrant. Ike (pronounced EE-kay) is a New York City cab driver who brings in lots of cash but can't hold on to it for very long. His mother back home in Nigeria...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:35 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country's beleaguered gay rights groups.
| Feb 4, 2014
A disturbing new law in Nigeria establishes sweeping restrictions on homosexuality and has already led to dozens of arrests.
Even before the law went into effect, it was illegal to engage in same-sex relations. But the new law goes further,...
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:40 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Explosions and fighting broke out early Friday in the troubled northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, as dozens of insurgents attacked a military barracks holding rebel detainees, according to government officials.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:01 AM
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Brasil, Croacia, Camerún, México
Junio 12: Brasil 3 vs. Croacia 1 en Sao Paulo Finalizado
Junio 13: México 1 vs. Camerún 0 en Natal Finalizado
Junio 17: Brasil 0 vs. México 0 en Fortaleza Finalizado
Junio 18: Croacia 4 vs. Camerún 0...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Superstar Beyonce did two astonishing things Thursday night: Release a complete album without any promotion or advance notice, and sample Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Adichie, who lives part of the year in the U.S., is the author of the...