The UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda seemed straightforward at first. But as the mass killings began, the UN ordered its blue helmeted troops to evacuate foreigners — but not intervene to save the Tutsis from slaughter.
This month, Yazidis mark five years since ISIS overran northwestern Iraq, murdering an estimated 5,000 Yazidi men and boys who refused to convert to Islam, and enslaving some 7,000 women and girls, including some as young as nine.
Former CIA-backed guerrillas — rivals of Chairman Mao Zedong — are now embracing the tourism industry, years after setting up the arteries and networks that sustain the Golden Triangle drug trade to this day.
Israeli troops on the northern border with Lebanon are on high alert after a drone attack in Beirut's southern suburbs. Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, is threatening imminent military action.