In central Pakistan, local elder councils sometimes force underage girls into arranged marriages as remediation for civil disputes. The practice is known as "vani," and human rights workers worry it's on the rise. But there’s hope that a new civil mediation system approved this year by the Pakistani government could help.
As Trump heads for Saudi Arabia, a cholera outbreak in Yemen is tied to war damage from Saudi airstrikes — which are supported and fueled by the United States.
Veterans tell us what they think of a plan that might increase the US presence in Afghanistan.
It's the occupation, stupid. Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh says the Arab-Israeli struggle is not about a particular conflict. It's about the daily humiliations of occupation.
Some US officials and pundits are fond of saying North Korea is a threat. But is it?
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to "make America safe again." Now that he's spent 100 days in the Oval Office, what has he learned about threats to the safety of Americans?
Aid groups call on warring parties in Yemen to pull back from battle over the country's main seaport.
A recent government offensive shut down smuggling tunnels rebels used to bring in supplies to besieged Eastern Ghouta. With nearly 300,000 people reportedly on the brink of famine, only a pair of businessmen can provide supplies. But they aren’t cheap.
In recent months, English-speaking Cameroonians have stood up against a Francophone regime they say treats them like second-class citizens. Amid a government crackdown, some young English speakers have lost hope and joined refugees from Iraq, Syria and Libya on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
In 2014, the plight of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar to flee genocide prompted Barack Obama to launch America's first new round of airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. Now Yazidis are back up the mountain, escaping different sorts of clashes.