More than 1 million Syrian refugees live in Lebanon, and about 10,000 die each year. The vast majority of them are Sunni Muslims, whose faith prohibits cremation. In a country about one-third of the size of Belgium, burial space has become a pressing issue. One Syrian is doing his part to help.
Uganda has been celebrated in recent years for its generosity toward those fleeing violence, especially South Sudanese refugees. But state-sponsored discrimination and social intolerance have forced many gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans to seek asylum outside the country.
A year-long investigation by Foreign Policy magazine reveals Israel's secret system for shuffling out African asylum-seekers, via Rwanda or Uganda, into third countries, where they are no longer anyone’s responsibility.
Many migrant workers are building stadiums without contracts, which is against Russian law. This practice has left many migrants with few options for holding unfair employers accountable for unpaid wages.
A car bomb this week killed Col. Maksym Shapoval, a top Ukrainian military intelligence official. It wasn’t the only high-profile assassination that’s struck Kiev lately — nor is it the only one Ukraine is blaming on Russia.
A Syrian passport once cost $9 and took only a few hours to issue. As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, Syrians in Turkey are paying up to $2,000 and waiting for months to get one of the world’s weakest passports.
Black people say they are being targeted in Libya, where the European Union is spending millions of euros to bolster the country’s capacity for preventing migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe.
Is Italy just lucky? Have the country’s counter-terrorism policies — born out of years of anti-mafia policing and intelligence work and a decade of bloody political violence in the 1970s — given Italian officials an edge in the age of Isis? Or are there other factors at play?