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.
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. 
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. 
A masked Syria fighter stands in front of an American tank and some troops.
President Donald Trump closed out 2018 with the announcement that ISIS has been defeated. Analysts say otherwise.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands behind two podiums reading Helsinki 2018
In 1978, Congress created the Presidential Records Act, which makes the records of a president public, not private. Here's what that means amid some of the latest revelations that US President Donald Trump has withheld records of his conversations with Vladimir Putin.
A handout photo of Egyptian musician Ramy Essam
Ramy Essam wrote a song in 2011 that became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests. But fast-forward eight years and Essam is living in exile in Sweden making music protesting some of the very same things about the Egyptian government.
Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gives her final official speech at the National Press Club in Washington on August 27, 2013.
Although in favor of adding a few new barriers in strategic locations on the US-Mexico border, Napolitano says building a wall from "sea to shining sea" would be wasteful. The border is "not in a crisis situation," she says.
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.
A headshot of former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhan as he speaks about Trump, Trudeau, and Nieto regarding NAFTA Negotiations at the law firm Dentons' NAFTA 2.0 Summit on October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  
Though the US president has used Mexico as a "political-electoral piñata," cooperation is in both countries' best interest — and it's been working for years, says former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhán.
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.

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