Since 2014, some Central American youth were given temporary permission to join their parents in the US. The government acknowledged the danger they were in. But now, the Trump administration has canceled the programs that brought them. Meet one family, who waited 15 years to reunite, but whose time is almost up.
"They make me bleed inside every time I talk to them," says Saber Askar, a US citizen from Yemen, with family still in the war-torn country. "I don’t know what to do. Every time I call, I’m afraid they're not going to answer anymore."
When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.
Life is full steam ahead for this Syrian family, recently resettled in California. But post-Paris, they've noticed stares from strangers and worry that their relatives, hoping to come to the US too, may not be allowed in anytime soon.
Amer Mohammad says he has no future in Turkey, where he is not allowed to work or gain refugee status after fleeing ISIS occupation. Like some 2 million other refugees there, he doesn't have many good options and doesn't know when countries in Europe will find a solution.
Most of the reports of atrocities in the Syrian civil unrest have been blamed on the Syrian government forces. Now,Human Rights Watch has documented some of the worst incidents of the war - executions, indiscriminate killing and kidnappings - and says the rebel forces are the culprits.
With the death of Peter O'Toole, everyone is talking about one of his great roles, as Lawrence of Arabia — the British intelligence officer who lead an Arab revolt in World War I. So that led producer Christopher Woolf to examine just how much of the film is actually based on history.
In the spring of 2003, for a brief moment, many Americans bought the idea, that the Iraq war was over. But why didn't the war end with the fall of Baghdad? And why were we programmed to think it might?
The British government is telling teachers to stop using the BBC comedy series "Blackadder" to teach high schoolers about World War l. The government says the presentation of military incompetence and stupidity is a myth. The World's history guy, Chris Woolf, is not so sure.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
Ten years after the US fought to free Fallujah from insurgents, insurgents have retaken control of the Iraqi city. The Iraqi government is working to retake the city, with help from local tribes, but already hundreds of people have died and tens of thousands have had to flee their homes.
1961 was the year the Portuguese colonial government officially banned carnival in the musseques (African ghettos) of Angola, an act of cultural repression that (as so often is true) had the opposite effect. Instead of remaining silent, the people of ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16936/16936/"> Read more »</a>
With his country battling pro-Russian separatists in the east, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk drops some loaded language into the international debate. But are they fighting words, or words designed to evoke sympathy for Ukraine?