Full story - March 20, 2019
These Palestinian vegans struggle against Israeli occupation in the West Bank through animal rights and food activism.
Full story - January 17, 2019
Protesters carry a hand-painted sign.
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.
Full story - January 16, 2019
A Syrian national flag flutters next to ISIS slogan
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. 
Full story - January 14, 2019
A young woman with dark hair gives the peace sign inside a prison.
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. 
Full story - January 10, 2019
Close up of a woman wearing a head scarf in a church near a gold cross.
Ukrainians celebrate church independence, but the blessing from Istanbul deepens the tension and conflict with Russia.
Full story - January 08, 2019
Israeli prime minister stands between two Israeli flags.
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.
Full story - January 15, 2019
The women-led organization is revamping the place and plans to use it as a home base as well as an ecotourism draw.
Full story - January 04, 2019
A man sits on a couch in his living room.
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.
Full story - January 04, 2019
HEART Women & Girls, whose sex educators are all Muslim, raises awareness about sexual health and violence within the community.
Full story - January 03, 2019
women writers
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.