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Qatari Laws Target Pregnant Migrant Workers

Low-skilled migrant women in Qatar are being imprisoned for being pregnant outside of wedlock because of "zina" laws that criminalize sex outside of marriage.

Dying of Shame and AIDS in the Philippines

HIV/AIDS is killing ever more young gay men in the Philippines, making Manila in 2016 start to look like San Francisco in the 1980s. Ana P. Santos reports on an epidemic partly driven by shame.

Foreign Investments Spark Controversy in Iran

Following the Iran nuclear deal, international sanctions are being rolled back. While President Rouhani hopes to attract foreign investments, the issue remains contentious.

Combating Violence Against Women in Bolivia

A new move by the Bolivian government seeks to address high rates of violence against women by funding construction of shelters and improving legal aid.

Is It Really Sunni vs. Shia In Syria?

As the Syrian civil war intensifies, it appears to outsiders as a conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims. But as Reese Erlich reports from Damascus, it's far more complicated.

Chronic Diseases Underestimated in India

Chronic diseases are not only increasing in developed countries, but also in developing countries such as India. However, unlike patients in Germany, patients in India can hardly get treatment.