Arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier in front of her West Bank home, the 17-year-old is meeting dignitaries and activists across the Middle East and Europe after serving an eight-month prison sentence, showing signs of a changing Palestinian activism that dismays Israeli officials.
Despite the Mexican government closing its primary port-of-entry to Central American migrants, a caravan of 5,000 found alternate ways to enter the country, and now marches toward the US-Mexico border. President Trump blames the caravan on policies of the Democratic Party.
The runoff vote to choose the country's next president is Oct. 28, after one of the most divisive campaign seasons in decades.
Afghanistan's election has been postponed for a week in Kandahar province after an elite Afghan guard opened fire at the end of a meeting between Kandahar and US officials. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault that killed police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq and wounded three Americans.
Negative stereotypes of African agriculture had previously scared off young people – but that may change with the advance of new technology, streamlined production, and more opportunities.
A caravan of Honduran migrants has reached the Mexican border, with plans to travel toward the US. President Trump has threatened to close the southern border as Mexico balances between humanitarian and pragmatic responses.
On Oct. 17, South Korea's Justice Ministry said it would not grant refugee status to nearly 400 Yemenis who are fleeing a civil war as well as a cholera outbreak. Progressives have denounced the move as xenophobic, though others are calling for deportation.
Since the US invasion in 2001, one of the few areas of progress in Afghanistan has been the advancement of women. They face many challenges as elections near, including passing legislation against violence and changing cultural norms.
At the EU summit in Brussels, Prime Minister May suggested the UK could remain in the EU's trade bloc months after Brexit. The prolonged delay over finalizing the deal has been met with skepticism across Britain's political spectrum as the March exit draws near.
European Union leaders met with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Wednesday to continue Brexit negotiations. After a failure to address border concerns between Ireland and Northern Ireland, a new sense of "non-urgency" has taken hold among leaders.
Mandaeans, a minority religious group following the teachings of John the Baptist, have worshipped at the banks of the Tigris River for hundreds of years. Today, industrial chemicals and untreated sewage make it difficult for the Mandaeans to practice religious rites.