Emmanuel Macron

France Denies Citizenship to Muslim Woman Who Refused Handshake

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony.
Miguel Diaz-Canel

End of An Era: Castro Steps Down as Diaz-Canel Becomes Cuba’s New President

Cuba marked the end of an era on Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, succeeding Raul Castro.

Child Maids in Morocco Suffer Like ‘Slaves’

A study carried out in 2010 by non-governmental bodies reported that Morocco had between 66,000 and 80,000 domestic workers aged under 15.
A Myanmar border guard

Is Myanmar Using Facebook as an Accomplice to Tyranny?

The efficient deployment of propaganda is a central tenet in the playbook used to concentrate power. Myanmar is no stranger to that playbook.
Mike Pompeo

Secret CIA Trip to N.Korea Raises Odds for Trump-Kim Summit

President Trump confirmed that his CIA chief took part in secret talks in North Korea, the most significant sign that an improbable summit between the US leader and Kim Jong-Un will go ahead.
Eastern Ghouta, Syria

500 Syrian Refugees Leave Southern Lebanon to Return Home

Around 500 Syrian refugees left southern Lebanon on Wednesday under an agreement between authorities in Beirut and Damascus that provides for their return to their home country.
Austrian Minister Herbert Kickl

Austria to Seize Refugees’ Mobile Phones and Demand Cash

The Austrian cabinet approved new measures on Wednesday requiring asylum seekers to hand over their mobile phones and up to 840 euros ($1,040) in cash to the authorities.
Trump and Kim

Korean Peace is in Your Hands, Mr. Trump

North Korea has actually been very consistent about what it wants for the last thirty years: normalized relations with the U.S. Washington, on the other hand, has been much less consistent about its goals.
india rape girl protests demonstration

Rape-Killing of 7-Year-Old Heightens Outrage in India

The body of a seven-year-old girl who had been raped and strangled was found in India Tuesday, compounding outrage over a series of horrific sexual attacks on women or girls.
A protest after the killing of an eight-year-old victim.

Murder of 8-Year-Old in India is Used to Polarize Communities, Normalize Rape Culture

The rape and murder of an eight-year-old tribal Muslim girl in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir has become an issue of national outrage.