Full story - November 14, 2018
Djibouti City port, sundown.
Djibouti was once just a patch of desert in the Horn of Africa. Now, global militaries are hankering for a strategic position at its junction between Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. Locals don't always see what's so great about hosting the world's superpower enemies.
Full story - November 13, 2018
This is just the latest in an ongoing debate in Spain over Rosalía’s supposed appropriation of an art form with gitano origins.
Full story - November 08, 2018
a street scene in addis ababa, ethiopia
US foreign policy is changing its stance toward Ethiopia, which is increasingly being drawn closer to a Saudi-led bloc as a cold war in the Gulf region opens up, the old forces — the US, UK and France — increasingly displaced by a new generation of Middle Eastern powers, with everyone racing to gain a foothold in what is becoming one of the world’s most militarized regions.
Full story - November 07, 2018
a korean soldier's face
Six South Koreans tell us about their first memories of conflict, their impressions of North Korea and whether or not they think Seoul and Pyongyang are on the path to reunification.
Full story - October 25, 2018
the silhouettes of members of the ultra orthodox community in Jerusalem
Though Haredim as a whole aim to isolate themselves from secular society, seeing it as a threat to their traditional way of life, a recent string of popular shows about these closed-off and highly conservative religious communities have emerged.
Full story - October 24, 2018
a child plays at a camp in Idlib, Syria
While the Trump administration’s Iran stance clearly plays a role in the sudden shift on Syria, the president’s own emotions and personal interactions may have had something to do with it as well.
Full story - October 22, 2018
Refugee children sleep outside in Sweden
With Sweden Democrats’ gains, many immigrants in Sweden fear their status will be revoked and that they will be sent back to war zones.
Full story - October 26, 2018
Souad Abderrahim dedicated her victory in City Hall to all Tunisian women.
Full story - October 23, 2018
In some rural parts of Kenya, widowhood means you’re of little value. Culturally, widows are considered impure, and tradition dictates that they must be cleaned — or “cleansed” — of their partners’ death. The aim is to chase away the demons; the ritual requires women to have sex — either with a relative or stranger.
Full story - October 15, 2018
Late on Oct. 4, Verona’s local council approved a motion “to prevent abortion and sustain maternity,” which allows the use of public money to fund vehemently anti-abortion Catholic organizations and encourages doctors to dissuade women from aborting. The coalition of center-right councilors also tried and failed to present a motion that would require all aborted fetuses to be buried in a cemetery, even without the consent of the woman involved.