Israel and Hamas have fought and come to an uneasy cease-fire four times in six years. What makes this round of fighting – and truce talks – different?
Viewing the enemy as a monster only motivated by hate – and only capable of responding to maximum force – can lead to error.
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç equated public laughter by women with immorality. Women in Turkey have responded with a Twitter campaign of images of themselves laughing.
With the help of its allies, the Syrian Army has regained critical territory from armed rebels. But talk of victory obscures the fact that parts of the country may be irretrievable.
Despite official denials, European nations list hostage ransoms as 'development assistance.' In 2003 a hostage cost $200,000; today the figure reaches $10 million: New York Times investigation.
Boko Haram last week tried to assassinate a moderate Muslim prayer leader and a leading contender for Nigeria's presidency. Its latest abductee is the wife of Cameroon's deputy prime minister Amadou Ali.
Venezuela has faced increasingly tough economic and political times since the death in March 2013 of Hugo Chávez. President Maduro is promoting religious imagery related to the former leader and creating a 'civil religion' around his legacy.
Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon face a multitude of hurdles to complete their educations, like obtaining books or taking exams recognized by their home country. One charity has stepped in to help.