As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.
An attack by three suicide bombers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more. The Turkish prime minister said early signs point to ISIS, but no group has so far claimed responsibility.
A new exhibition opened on Friday in Plymouth, Massachusetts, telling the story of how Europeans raided the area for slaves long before the Pilgrims arrived. The exhibit was made by a Native American crew, giving them the chance to tell their peoples' story.
President Obama has deployed 3,000 troops to combat Ebola in West Africa. That may seem like a stretch for a group of people who aren't medical experts, but the US military has a long history of stepping into humanitarian crises – and can add real value to aid efforts.
José has already tried to escape from El Salvador to the US this summer — twice. But he's failed each time, and now he's dodging gang violence at home while trying to make yet another attempt to leave.
"I’m probably too old to draw fast anyway," says a University of Texas economist who has taught at the Austin campus since 1993. The threat of a student pulling a gun on you for a controversial thought "makes it a less desirable place for learning."
During the past 12 months, more than 260 people have been killed in terrorist attacks by ISIS or Kurdish militants. Ömer Taşpınar, a Turkey expert at the Brookings Institution, explains the country's dual conflicts.
Gal and Rawan met as teens in the United States. War has since tested their bonds several times since the two women returned to Jerusalem, but their friendship has remained intact despite tensions between their peoples.
Nahida Ahmed Rashid began her military career years ago, fighting for the Kurdish separatist cause. Now she's the highest-ranking woman in the Kurdish peshmerga and squaring off with her troops against Islamic militants who've taken northern Iraq by storm.