When ISIS invaded northern Iraq, they captured many Yazidi women, forced them to convert to Islam and traded them as sex slaves. The Yazidi community granted photographer Marcio Pimenta rare access to capture moving images of the reintegration process for freed women rejoining the group.
Despite 16 years of effort, al-Qaeda has not gone away. In fact, they might be poised to make a dramatic return. Ali Soufan, a counter-terrorism expert and former FBI agent, looks at the organization's strengths and weaknesses.
Throughout history, Sweden has been a safe haven for refugees from around the world. Since 2014, Sweden has accepted more asylum seekers per capita than any other European country. But with rising anti-immigrant sentiments and the ascendency of right-wing political parties, that could all change.
The Vietnam War was a searing event in the history of the US. According to rarely heard audio recordings, President Lyndon Johnson expressed great misgivings about getting deeply involved in the conflict, but at every crucial juncture made the decision to do so. This series examines how and why that happened.
A photo of the crime scene shows a bloodstained Aristotle Garcia lying in the street. He has a .38 caliber pistol in his right hand, a wad of cash in the other. Her brother wasn't right-handed, though, which means the gun is in the wrong hand.
Last summer, Pakistan announced that more than 3 million Afghan refugees — some in the country since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 — needed to go home. But the refugees dread deportation and an uncertain future across the border.
Kate Hendricks Thomas says she and other military women typically endure sexual abuse on the job and so she was not surprised to learn that a Facebook page called "Marines United" with 30,000 Marine followers posted nude photos of females Marines.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.