PRI's The World

Throughout Syria's war, President Bashar al-Assad has managed to stay in power through "ruthless desire to rule and perpetuate the reign of this family," says Sam Dagher, foreign correspondent and author of a new book on the Assad family.

Global Security

Nearly 200,000 people in Colombia live with a disability as a result of a half-century of civil war. As Colombia now struggles to secure a lasting peace, the country’s vast mountains, rocky and unpaved roads and spanning pasturelands pose some of the biggest threats to people who must navigate rough terrains in wheelchairs.

'We desperately, desperately need a "no-fly" zone,' says a UK citizen volunteering in a hospital in northern Syria as Turkey continues its offensive into the Kurdish region.

It’s been a week since President Donald Trump reversed US policy and moved troops out of the way in Syria. The withdrawal gave a green light to Turkey to attack the Kurds in northern Syria — allies that had deep relationships with many US veterans who fought alongside each other for years.

Livable Planet
Global Nation

In the wake of a ruling Tuesday that Harvard University's race-conscious admissions policy does not violate the rights of Asian Americans, both opponents and supporters of the lawsuit say the conversation around affirmative action and its role at American universities is just beginning.

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