While a lot of attention has been paid to the ideological underpinnings of extremist groups like al-Shabab, the new attack in Nairobi shows how increasingly local factors like poverty are driving the growth of extremism in East Africa.
After separate attacks on a prominent political opposition leader and a journalist in Serbia, thousands are taking to the streets to protest an increasingly authoritarian government under President Aleksander Vučić.
The Trump administration has doubled down on its message of an ISIS defeat, but analysts agree that a full withdrawal of US troops from Syria will prove harmful to US interests in Syria and Iraq, leading to further instability and a potential resurgence of ISIS.
Adriana Cómbita, 27, sees herself as part of a new generation of peacemakers who are enlisting ex-combatants, both FARC and ex-paramilitary, to their movement. Her workshops in prisons coincide with Colombia’s new judicial process that encourages those charged with war crimes to confess everything in exchange for lighter sentences.
Ukrainians celebrate church independence, but the blessing from Istanbul deepens the tension and conflict with Russia.
With looming threats of criminal indictments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls for early elections as his best defense. Chances are, he’ll come out a winner.
The women-led organization is revamping the place and plans to use it as a home base as well as an ecotourism draw.
As hundreds of Islamic militants return from fallen ISIS strongholds in Syria and Iraq, France faces the daunting task of tackling the potential for radicalization in prisons.
HEART Women & Girls, whose sex educators are all Muslim, raises awareness about sexual health and violence within the community.
Many literary groups across the country focus on contemporary women authors. Newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro has spoken disparagingly about women, though, and some in the literary community worry about what that means for female writers.