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Stories of youths travelling to Syria to participate in the struggle against the Assad regime continue to make headlines in Belgium.
Stockholm has seen three nights of violence across the city following the shooting of a man by police last week.
Emergency workers in the US continue to search for survivors from the destruction caused by the gigantic tornado that tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City on Monday.
Pakistan has just experienced the first democratic change of government in its history, despite a violent campaign by religious extremists to derail the election, but what changes can the people of Pakistan look forward to under Nawaz Sharif?
Activists and opposition groups continue to demand the basic human rights and political reforms promised to them for more than two years, but the Bahraini government has responded by subjecting citizens to arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, interrogation, torture, and abuse.
I didn’t plan on spending six years covering the war in Afghanistan. I went there in 2007 to make a film about the vicious fighting between undermanned, underequipped British forces and the Taliban in Helmand, Afghanistan’s most violent province. But I became obsessed with what I witnessed there—how different it was from the conflict’s portrayal in the media and in official government statements.
In his actions upon the international stage, the conservatism of Pope Francis will probably overshadow his radicalism. Nevertheless, he has shown his radical side by naming himself after St. Francis of Assisi. He will not just remember the poor, but will also attempt to follow St. Francis in his personal devotion to “Lady Poverty.”
About 100 of the 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay are on hunger strike, with about 20 being force-fed The men want their cases heard before a court. Many of them have been at Guantanamo for 12 years without being charged. What are the medical ethics of force-feeding?
Visitors crossing from Turkey to Ras al-Ayn, a sleepy border town in eastern Syria, are now welcomed by the unlikeliest of characters: a Catholic member of what is considered an extremist Islamist rebel group.
After a Chinese withdrawal, the standoff between China and India in Ladakh has been resolved, at least for now