Why Irans election is important to the world

Why Irans election is important to the world

A year ago few would have believed that Hassan Rouhani would struggle to win re-election in Iran. But when Iran goes to the polls on 19 May, Rouhanis future is far from certain. Hardliners have coalesced around Ebrahim Raisi, a 56-year-old cleric that is sceptical of Irans nuclear deal with the West and is understood to have the favor of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Irans Supreme Leader. May 17, 2017
Who is Chelsea Manning?

Who is Chelsea Manning?

The U.S. Wikileaks whistleblower is to be released from prison on May 17 2017, but who is she? May 17, 2017
Amnesty UK vows to confront politicians over toxic language during election campaign

Amnesty UK vows to confront politicians over toxic language during election campaign

Politicians will be confronted if they use toxic language during the general election campaign, Amnesty International UK warned on Friday 28 April. Kate Allen, director of the human rights group, told IBTimes UK that her organisation will call out such behaviour.What politicians say influences public opinion and influences behaviour and there we want them to be careful, she said. Apr 28, 2017
How Kathrine Switzer’s bib 261 became a symbol for women in sports

How Kathrine Switzer’s bib 261 became a symbol for women in sports

Running legend Kathrine Switzer has received numerous letters and photos from women around the world. Switzer first showed them how to be fearless using 261. In 1967, the 20-year- old Syracuse University journalism student, who unofficially trained with the men’s cross-country team, registered for the 71st Boston Marathon, at that time considered a male-only event. Upon her acceptance into the race, she received a bib—number 261. Through what she now calls a series of coincidences, she became the first woman to enter and finish the Boston Marathon with an official bib number. But this feat didn’t come without challenges. Apr 18, 2017
Malala Yousafzai receives honorary Canadian citizenship

Malala Yousafzai receives honorary Canadian citizenship

The 19-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient addressed the Canadian parliament on April 12, after being introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During her speech she touched on the attack on the Canadian parliament in 2014, and the countrys open refugee policy. Apr 13, 2017