Along the Kenya-Somalia border, people have been displaced for decades. A new book profiles nine Somali refugees to explain the political forces that keep them — and hundreds of thousands more — from getting out.
World powers meeting in Munich have announced a ceasefire plan for Syria. Fighting is supposed to stop in a week. But no Syrians were at the conference, leaving this observer skeptical about the implementation of the deal.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Roman Catholic Pope Francis met in the Western Hemisphere's least religious country, the first meeting since the 1000-year-old divorce between their two Christian sects. Here's how the Middle East brought them to the Caribbean.
Part of the US' strategy to fight ISIS has been to arm Kurdish opposition forces, including the dominant group PYD. It has close ties to the PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization.