Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested and accused of espionage while visiting her parents in Iran in 2016. To protest her imprisonment, she and her husband are conducting a joint hunger strike from her prison in Iran and from outside the Iranian Embassy in the UK.
Whether or not a shooting war does break out, the US' economic war against Iran has already been intensifying over the past year. Today, President Donald Trump imposed “hard-hitting” new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack on the drone.
In May, a network of Colombian organizations representing sexual assault survivors brought forth a list of demands to the Colombian government. They called for the government to pay monetary reparations to both sexual abuse survivors and children born as results of the abuse.
With no rights to speak of, undocumented migrants and refugees in Italy are vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous "padroni" and criminal gangs, including the mafia, who controls Italy's agricultural sector.
Guatemala faces pressure from Washington to stop its citizens from migrating north to the US. But complying with American demands may be nearly impossible for a country where so many people rely on US remittances.
Expectations are pretty low for this week's Syria peace talks in Geneva. It will the first time that government and opposition representatives actually meet since the civil war began almost three years ago. But a third major player in the conflict will be missing: the Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group that controls much of north-east Syria. Most of its fighters are foreign. Here's the story of one Syrian man who has been forced into exile by the very men he once helped bring into his country.
Mohamed was important in Libyan's revolution, helping to defeat and ultimately capture Muammar Gaddafi. His younger brother missed out on Libya's revolution — so he decided to make his own fame by going to Syria to fight in the violent revolution there.
This isn't the setup for a joke: Last week, after the death of Robin Williams, a US Army veteran and a supporter of Islamic militant group ISIS tweeted their regrets. Soon the pair were swapping recollections of their favorite Williams movies and other pop culture trivia.
The man who executed American reporter James Foley spoke with a British accent, presumably one of hundreds of British nationals that authorities think are fighting alongside members of ISIS. So why are they there, and how can they be stopped?
When you go to the hospital, you give up a lot of very personal data, not the least of which is your name, address and Social Security number. Recently, a group of Chinese hackers associated with their government's cyber espionage program branched out from their usual work and targeted a huge hospital system's patient database — and got away with a huge haul of personal data.
After surviving a siege and chemical weapons, Qusai Zakarya became an activist in his native Syria. Now in the US, he reflects on the death of "true martyr" James Foley, the American journalist who died at the hands of ISIS this week — and blasts the Obama administration for not acting in Syria.
In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
Among the many disturbing aspects of the execution of journalist James Foley is the fact that it was part of a deliberate PR campaign. Groups like ISIS rely on hundreds of tech-savvy foreign fighters from the West to disseminate their radical vision — often with success.
More than half of all Iraqis are under the age of 20. But as most of the country is gripped by violence and instability, opportunities for young Iraqis are evaporating, and more and more are emigrating abroad. One group of friends say they’re determined to break that trend.
Pioneered by people like Eliot Higgins, new social media techniques are being used by journalists to track or "geolocate" terrorists as seen in their propaganda photos and videos. For reporters locked out of dangerous conflict zones, such methods are becoming important new ways to get the story.