During World War II, an Indian princess and Muslim refugee, Noor Inayat Khan, became an agent for British special operations. She parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to help the resistance. In the end, she made the ultimate sacrifice.
Amnesty International’s new report “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria” alleges that Syrian authorities systematically executed as many as 13,500 detainees at one jail outside Damascus from 2011 to 2015, and that the killings are probably still happening.
Lebanon has the highest concentration of Syrian refugees per capita in the world. Just a few days after Donald Trump’s executive order, Lebanese President Michel Aoun renewed calls for Syrians to be repatriated.
In India, there are concerns that US President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration will include restrictions on so-called H-1B visas. India's IT sector uses that to send thousands of highly skilled workers to America every year.
After the shooting and the lockdown in Ottawa, Canadian police have shared details about the suspected gunman: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian citizen with a criminal record and a confiscated passport. But further information about his conversion to Islam and radicalization is still scarce.
NATO says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is "highly probable." The Ukrainian government says a large convoy of humanitarian aid coming from Russia is just a "Trojan horse." If the humanitarian crisis is indeed a pretext for an invasion, it certainly wouldn't be Moscow's first time.
Long time foes, China and Taiwan, have announced they are to hold their first ever presidential summit. They are to meet in Singapore on Saturday. Writer Michelle Chen gives her personal reaction. Chen's parents fled to Taiwan after the Communist take-over of the Mainland in 1949.
"Taylor" trained as a drone sensor operator for six months, learning how to blow up things — and people — across the world with million-dollar equipment. But even though she got to go home every night, a decade of long-distance war has still taken its toll.
One-quarter of the civilians killed in the Yemen war have been children. A 10-year-old Yemeni girl makes her pitch for peace — in English — to urge people in the UK and the US to persuade their ally Saudi Arabia to end the war.
Departing peacekeepers in Haiti have left their mark in at least one way — pregnant Haitian women. There’s an effort underway to check paternity, but it’s up to the peacekeeper’s country to decide what to do about it.