Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Tapachula, Mexico - Luis Jose Carbajal was 19 years old when he was shot. It was two months after the June 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras, and people all over the country were taking to the street to protest the removal and expatriation of elected President Manuel Zelaya by the military. Carbajal was participating in…
Syria’s war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

Syria’s war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

Beirut, Lebanon - There was no heating to keep the tent warm. There was no money to buy the medicine which might have saved his daughter. There was not even enough milk in the breast of the mother - suffering from malnutrition - to feed the girl. There is nothing but misery in this camp.…
In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

Juba, South Sudan - On the side of a road a man stands by a wall ready to fight. He picks up a piece of broken glass to defend himself.  The white cloth around him falls off and he is now bare-chested, facing five policemen. They are wearing medical gloves.  "I don't want to go.…
Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria is set to hold presidential election on April 18, the North African country's presidency announced. It is unclear whether Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria's frail 81-year-old president who has been in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth consecutive term. Djamel Ould Abbes, the former chief of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), was sacked…
Lebanon summit reveals Arab divisions over Syria, Iran

Lebanon summit reveals Arab divisions over Syria, Iran

Beirut, Lebanon - As Lebanon prepares to host a regional economic summit this weekend, the meeting has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria's future and efforts to contain Iran. Having previously confirmed their attendance at the Arab Economic and Social Development summit in Beirut, many heads of state are now set to stay away. The emirs of Qatar and Bahrain…

Is Kenya containing the threat from al-Shabab?

Al-Shabab has long threatened Kenya's security with attacks targeting civilians and members of its military. Dozens were killed on Tuesday when five gunmen attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi. The latest assault raised questions about the country's ability to ensure people's safety. Can these assaults be prevented? And what is the message the armed group is trying to…
Trump’s new ‘anti-Muslim’ appointee worries civil rights groups

Trump’s new ‘anti-Muslim’ appointee worries civil rights groups

Washington, DC - American civil rights groups have condemned the appointment of a new deputy national security advisor who served on the board of an anti-Muslim group for nearly a decade. US President Donald Trump appointed Charles M Kupperman last week to assist National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying in a press release that Kupperman…
#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering

#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering

The #10YearChallenge and #GlowUpChallenge have gone viral on social media this week, with millions of people sharing current photos next to what they looked like a decade ago. While most of the craze has been for fun, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users have also seized on the viral craze to address issues they say are…
US may have separated ‘thousands more’ migrant children: Audit

US may have separated ‘thousands more’ migrant children: Audit

The US government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Wednesday. The Office of Inspector General at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the agency had identified many more children…
Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

At least 300 people have been killed in more than 20 attacks that the al-Shabab group has carried out in Kenya in the past five years. Based in the Horn of Africa, the al-Qaeda-linked group initially concentrated its attacks in Somalia, where it wants to impose a strict version of Islamic law and is fighting to overthrow the…

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