The U.S. government funds students who want to learn Farsi, but instead of sending them to Iran, they’re sent 1,000 miles east to tiny Tajikistan.
Tajikistan is a home for Afghan refugees living on the brink.
The app allows customers to order a driver who does not drive on the Jewish Sabbath, from Friday evening to Saturday night, in keeping with strict Jewish law.
The city’s crackdown is pushing the least fortunate in society further to the margins.
Arab Women Rising, published in 2014 by the Wharton Business School, profiles female entrepreneurs from around the Middle East and North Africa.
Ghani’s inauguration marked Afghanistan’s first democratic transfer of power — and the end to Hamid Karzai’s 13-year rule.
Students and pro-democracy activists have taken to the streets to denounce Chinese interference and demand democratic elections.
Abdullah al-Shamy spent 10 months in jail with no charge — and 147 days on a hunger strike that nearly killed him.
“So you have no experience.”
ISIS supporters online are furious. And then Fox News went for the sexist joke: “Would that be considered boobs on the ground, or no?”
Samira Saleh Al-Naimi was killed on Monday, the Gulf Center for Human Rights said.
Among the people she filmed were women who have allegedly come from France to join the foreign fighters.
“This is a war on the Muslims of Syria and Iraq.”
Amid a simmering civil war, everyday life still goes on, and it’s not all bad news.
“To cut back on food rations, the most basic thing, is absolutely heartbreaking,” a World Food Program spokesperson said.
“At a time when I think Iran wants to be seen in a more positive light and be part of the international community it really brings a question to how the country really works.”
“They took women, girls, small children and youths as hostages but we cannot count them,” a Kurdish fighter told Reuters.
The United Nations Security Council held a first-ever emergency session on Ebola on Thursday.
More than 190,000 Syrians have died in the three-year long conflict. The Syrian Campaign, a London-registered NGO, collected the work of 9 Syrian artists depicting the conflict’s casualties.
Journalist John Cantlie appears saying he will “expose the truth about the Islamic State” in new footage. Developing…