Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. Photo Kathrin Möbius, Wikipedia Commons.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. Photo Kathrin Möbius, Wikipedia Commons.


Ukraine: Poroshenko Bloc Set To Dominate Elections – Analysis

By Oleg Shynkarenko With less than a month to go until Ukraine’s presidential elections, President Petro Poroshenko’s coalition looks to dominate the vote, although nearly a third of voters remain undecided. According to a poll carried out last month by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives foundation, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc has a clear lead with […]

Tehran, Iran's skyline in night
Tehran, Iran's skyline in night


Iran Executes Woman For Killing Ex-Intelligence Officer

(RFE/RL) — Iranian authorities have hanged a 26-year-old woman for the murder of a former intelligence official. Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor’s office as saying Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn on October 25. A Facebook page, “Save Reyhaneh Jabbari From Execution In Iran,” that campaigned for her release confirmed her […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Rare Footage Captures Ebola Discovery In 1976 (Video)

As the largest recorded Ebola epidemic in West Africa has infected over 10,000 people, a Belgian newspaper publishes rare footage from 1976 when the deadly virus was first identified in Congo, or in Zaire as it was then known. The three videos were recently released by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and were published by […]

View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito
View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito


Cardinal Nichols Clarifies, Dispels Media Portrayals Of Synod

After returning from the 2014 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has clarified that the meeting was focused upon reaching out to those in difficulty, rather than changing doctrine. “You may have heard or read that this Synod has been about changing the teaching of the Church on marriage, family life or […]