As crisis intensifies, what's at stake in America's military partnership with Saudi Arabia?

International concern over Saudi Arabia’s suspected role in the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist has threatened to disrupt one of the United States’ most important security partnerships. Reports that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi…

Pope Accepts Resignation Of DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis

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Architect of pope's prayer campaign sees 'spiritual combat' behind crisis

ROME — In a move suggesting Pope Francis believes the Church is undergoing “spiritual turbulence,” the pontiff recently asked Catholics to pray daily for the protection of the Church from the devil. The man tasked with coordinating the global campaign…

Experts say there are six ways to tackle the world's “monumental” mental health crisis

The world is failing to tackle a mental health crisis that has resulted in a “monumental loss of human capabilities and avoidable suffering,” according to a new report. The review, by a team of 28 global experts, was published in the…

Mental Health Crisis Could Cost World $16 Trillion by 2030

LONDON —  Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to…

The Khashoggi case is a crisis for US-Saudi ties

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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 ImageHarry Taylor, 6, played with the bones of dead livestock on his family’s farm in New South Wales, Australia, an area that has faced severe drought.CreditCreditBrook Mitchell/Getty…

Pope Francis Says Sex Abuse Crisis Has Driven Young Catholics Away From The Church

Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that young people are being driven away from the Roman Catholic Church because of the way it has handled the problem of clerical sexual abuse. Speaking to a room of young people during his trip…

Pope says youth are 'scandalized' by Catholic Church's 'monstrous' abuse crisis

The Pope’s comments came Tuesday aboard the papal flight home from the Baltics, when he answered reporters’ questions for about 50 minutes. On Tuesday, Francis met with young people in Tallinn, Estonia, where he also acknowledged the church’s abuse scandal…

Fears of Maldives Crisis Ease After President Concedes Election Loss

Fears of Maldives Crisis Ease After President Concedes Election Loss ImageThe opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, center, with his running mate, Faisal Naseem, right, at a rally in Malé, Maldives, on Monday.CreditCreditEranga Jayawardena/Associated Press By Hassan Moosa and Maria…