They behead people for clicks. And they are trying to wipe away centuries of history by destroying priceless monuments, says Harvard's Andras Riedlmayer. Their idea? “It transforms the future. What’s destroyed will never be."
Maryam Abolfazli was born in the US to Iranian parents. She was raised in Tennessee in a progressive family. In 2003, when she went on a trip to Iran, she got to know her conservative relatives. Now that Iran and US have agreed on a nuclear deal, she wanted to know how they feel.
Farideh was about six months old when a security guard at a mausoleum in Iran found her abandoned. She was taken to an orphanage until a Dutch couple adopted her. Years later, she is on a hunt to find her biological parents in Iran.
Several of the world's national anthems are shockingly similar to other compositions. Is this because composers pilfer other people's tunes — or does it tell us more about the difficulties of writing an original melody, asks Alex Marshall, author of a new book on the history of national anthems.
Nearly 200,000 refugees flee to Sweden every year. But getting there is just the first challenge, says photographer Linda Maria Thompson. Thompson, an immigrant herself, attempts to capture the migrant experience in her project "In Place of Memory."
Virginia investigates why police forced two journalists to delete footage in the aftermath of yesterday's double-killing of a TV crew. The state says it's against police policy to order destruction of such evidence, and civil libertarians say the police move was against the law.
Donald Trump has laid out an immigration policy that includes a plan to end the principle that babies born in the US automatically become citizens. But what are the origins of that principle and the practicality and legality of the Republican presidential candidate's plan?
If you eat what you think of as Cuban food in the US, you might be surprised by the food available in Cuba. For example, the famous Cubano sandwich was created in Florida. But you can find unique dishes you might not find anywhere else in the world today. Food writer Steve Dolinsky is in the middle of his first trip to the island.
Three years after a coup nearly ripped Mali apart, militant groups continue to use parts of the country as their bases of operations. What little government exists is chaotic and corrupt. Public services are almost unheard of.