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.
Ryan and Noor are best friends. In Lebanon, they are an unlikely match. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. With the way things are in this country, kids from different religious groups do not normally hang out, let alone become inseparable friends.
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.
YouTube took down copies of a highly controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday after Indian government officials blocked "India's Daughter" from airing on television or being excerpted in print. The director has appealed to the prime minister, saying “India should be embracing this film — not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it."
For decades, organ smugglers have targeted Nepal's Hokse village so frequently that it’s become known as Kidney Village. The money many villagers earned for selling a kidney paid for land or a home. After last year’s earthquake, however, no homes in Hokse remained inhabitable.