The battle to end HIV/AIDS

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the 30th World AIDS Day, the following timeline shows how the epidemic spread around the world, progress made to combat it and challenges that remain. 1920s - HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is thought to have spread from chimpanzees in West Africa to humans. 1981

Dollar hits six-week highs on hawkish Fed

The U.S. dollar rose to its highest in six weeks on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. economy is “remarkably positive” and spoke of the need to continue raising interest rates. Hawkish Fed speakers have helped elevate the greenback this week, after the Fed last Wednesday raised

European countries must not rush to repatriate Afghan refugees

By: Middle East Affairs On Monday, the top U.N. refugee official said: "European countries must not rush to repatriate Afghan refugees to their increasingly insecure homeland or blame their community for isolated crimes such as recent deadly attacks in Germany and in France." Also, the public prosecutor's office said on Sunday that

Mosul needs at least $2 billion of reconstruction aid

By: Middle East Affairs On Monday, The United Nations' social organization needs to utilize the reproduction of Iraq's second city Mosul as an approach to reestablish its believability and show how a fraying multilateral request can be restored, its executive general said. Authoritatively entitled the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,