world affairs

Tunisia

Migrants' Many Shades Of Death Along The Tunisian Coast

In the south of Tunisia, near the Libyan border, an ancient dump serves as a cemetery for immigra...

Algeria

Algerian Bikini Revolt One Year After Burkini Battle In France

Some 3,000 women gathered on the beach of Annaba to protest the mandatory wearing of burkinis &md...

United States

What's That You Say, Mr. Tillerson? U.S. Diplomacy Adrift Under Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has done his best to stay close to the president, but that doesn...

Venezuela

Venezuela On The Brink, Lessons From Castro And ​Perón

Colombian novelist William Ospina had advice for Fidel Castro, and now for Nicolas Maduro. Given ...

Central African Republic

African Blood Diamonds For Sale On Facebook And WhatsApp

They don't hide in the abyss of the Dark Web. From Bangui, Beirut, Bordeaux or elsewhere, they use social media to promote their products and services. They are blood diamond community managers ...

Germany

The False Illusion Of Female Power In Politics

Britain, Poland and even Germany are all examples of how having women in power doesn't necess...

France

One Year After Nice Attack, Broken Lives And Fears Of Crowds

The French city of Nice was torn apart by the terrorist truck attack that killed 86 and left 458 ...

Germany

Kosovo's Path From Secular Nation To Europe's Jihadist Stronghold

PRISTINA — In front of socialist era high-rise blocks, Bill Clinton waves to the Kosovars. Kosovo Albanians built the statue in the capital, Pristina, in gratitude for the bombing of then ...

Syria

One More Thing To Rescue In Syria: Books

Teachers and volunteers in a rural Daraa town are braving bullets and airstrikes to rescue books ...

Spain

Extra! Spain Remembers ETA Victim 20 Years Later

La Razon, July 11, 2017 Like other top Spanish newspapers, Madrid-based La Razon used its front page Tuesday to pay homage to Miguel Angel Blanco, a day ahead of the 20th anniversary of his ...

United States

Trump And Russia, It's Even More Complicated Now

As President Trump prepares for his first face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his...

Argentina

Argentina's Famous Meat Industry Grills President Over "Vegan Mondays"

Beef is a big deal in Argentina. But in the Casa Rosada presidential palace, people (including th...

Nigeria

No More Marshall Plans, Africa Needs A New Development Model

Public development assistance has not achieved its objective of reducing entrenched poverty in Af...

Estonia

Estonia, Leading The EU Into The E-Future

With Britain missing its turn for the European Union presidency in light of Brexit, the rotating six-month duty has fallen into Estonia’s lap earlier than planned. Until the end of the year, ...

Israel

Golan: Where Druze, Settlers And Tourists Cross Paths

Occupied by Israel for fifty years, the area on the Syrian border is a favorite destination for I...

Venezuela

Venezuela, Maduro's Greatest Threat May Be Old Friends

-Analysis- Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is still in charge — that much we know. What is less clear is whether he has a stronger or weaker grasp on power after the murky late-night ...

Ethiopia

Gebeya: Shaping A Robust African Software Industry

SPONSORED CONTENT In this technology driven world, Africa is still recording low iGDP compared to its neighbouring continents. Funding, infrastructure, electricity and IT literacy are among the ...

Iran

Drug Use Doubles In Iran, But True Numbers May Be Even Higher

Iran's Islamic regime may have harsh penalties for drug trafficking, but officials are now estimating that the number of "regular drug users" has doubled in the past six years, from 1.3 million to ...

Finland

In Scandinavia, Populists Face The Harsh Reality Of Governing

In Finland and Norway, right-wing, anti-elite and anti-immigration parties have had to adapt to t...

Libya

Can A Libyan Warlord Help Europe Solve The Migrant Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of refugees want to reach Europe via Libya, constituting a billion dollar t...

China

The Dark Truths Inside China's Dying Coal Industry

Coal miners have lived off the industry for generations. Though China is still the world's to...

Germany

A New Women-Run Mosque In Berlin, Is This How The Reformation Of Islam Begins?

Seyran Ates, a German-Turkish lawyer, has opened the first “liberal” mosque in Berlin...