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U.K., U.S. Step Forward To Stop FGM

Council on Foreign Relations: The West Steps Forward in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation Becky Allen, former intern in the Women and Foreign Policy program at CFR, discusses U.K. and U.S. efforts to stop female genital mutilation in their countries (10/1).

U.S. Ebola Patient Traveled From Liberia To Brussels, Then To Dallas Via D.C.

News outlets report on details of the U.S. Ebola patient’s travel path from Liberia to Dallas and the low risk he posed to other travelers. Associated Press: Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to U.S. “…Details of the man’s 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew on…

Ebola Containment Actions Must Pick Up Pace

The following pieces address the international response to the Ebola epidemic. Foreign Policy: Hollow Words and an Exponential Horror Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…The tap is turned, and water is starting to flow. But the questions in this newly announced war…

Iceland Announces Male-Only U.N. Conference On Women, Gender Equality

Associated Press: Iceland announces men-only U.N. meeting on women “Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country’s foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that the January ‘barbershop’ conference will be…

Austria Reports First MERS Case In Saudi National, According To Media Report

Reuters: Austria reports first MERS case in Saudi national: media “Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently traveled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry…” (Nasralla,…

G7 Releases Joint Statement On Ebola Outbreak, Expresses ‘Deepest Concern’

Media sources report on a G7 joint statement on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: G7 warns Ebola-hit nations ‘must not be isolated’ “The world’s most developed economies pledged to keep open air and sea links with Ebola-hit countries Thursday, saying much-needed help had to be able to…

E.U., U.S. Assess Readiness To Contain Ebola Within Their Borders

News outlets report on E.U. and U.S. preparedness to contain Ebola if the disease were to reach their borders. Associated Press: Ebola threat to E.U. is ‘low’ but readiness needed “E.U. health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is ‘low’ but that they…