More than a thousand people are believed to have been killed in recent weeks as Syrian government forces laid siege to the rebel-controlled region of eastern Ghouta.
For more than 1,000 days now, Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting rebels against the government, militias against each other, Al Qaeda and ISIS against everybody, and a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed forces, leaving a desperate civilian populace caught in the middle.
Five months ago, a group of pro-ISIS militants took control of parts of the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Today, the fighting is over, but the city is in ruins.
Four thousand French soldiers are currently deployed across five African nations in support of a wide-ranging counter-terrorism effort.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are close to driving ISIS out of Raqqa, but at a heavy cost to the city and its people.
On Friday, a judge in St. Louis found Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man named Anthony Lamar Smith.
The United Nations Refugee Agency reports that 123,000 people—mostly Rohingya Muslims—have fled into Bangladesh since August 25.
In squares and streets across the United States, vigils and marches were held this weekend in response to the hatred and violence on display during a rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Eight months of warfare have taken an enormous toll on Iraq’s second city and its citizens.
The Iraqi military says it has reached the final few days of the battle, having encircled an estimated 350 remaining Islamic State militants in Mosul’s Old City.
Beginning on April 1, anti-government demonstrators have staged daily protests across Venezuela, leaving thousands arrested, hundreds injured, and 66 dead.
A Muslim militant group linked to ISIS attacked and took control of parts of Marawi city in the southern Philippines last week.
Since April 1, daily anti-government protests across Venezuela have frequently devolved into clashes with riot police, leaving thousands arrested, hundreds injured, and 43 dead.
People filled the streets of cities around the world yesterday, marching on May Day, or International Labor Day.
Anti-government protests have escalated again in Indian-administered Kashmir, following violent clashes earlier this month.
On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities to step up their continuing demonstrations against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Opposition groups have taken to the streets in Venezuela five times in the last week, protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Over the weekend memorials and ceremonies were held in Stockholm, Sweden, to remember the victims of Friday’s attack, and to stand together in defiance of terrorism.
On March 26, 2017, thousands of Russians rallied across the country to protest government corruption, in one of the largest opposition demonstrations in years.
For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war.
About two weeks ago, Iraqi government troops began to push into the western half of ISIS-occupied Mosul, after securing the eastern side.
For months, protesters have camped in the frigid North Dakota winter, opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Recently, state officials ordered them to evacuate the campground, located on federal land, due to spring flooding.
Over the past few days, thousands and thousands of citizens around the world marched through the streets, voicing their opposition to, or support for, dozens of issues.
Yesterday, Israeli police began evicting several dozen hardline Jewish settlers and supporters from an unauthorized outpost settlement in the West Bank.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Christmas lights in New York City, fall colors in Japan, a sandy traffic jam in Miami, the Tactual Museum of Athens, a Santa run in Glasgow, and much more
I’ve made it an annual tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year—an effort to seek out and recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness present in the world around us.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include protests in Hong Kong, Chile, and Iraq; a toxic sky over New Delhi; an all-female team of spacewalkers; and much more.