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World Dec 05Why Haitians say they won’t stop protesting
Protesters hope smaller protests will avoid a repeat of recent violence, which has resulted in several deaths. At the same time, they are not backing down from their demands: that government officials be held accountable and that foreign nations stop…
World Oct 25Why the U.S. decision in Syria has left some allies anxious
“I have senior officials behind closed doors asking me, ‘If this is how America treats its comrades in the battlefield, can America be counted on?’”…
World Jul 31Why has the deadly Idlib crisis been met with a ‘collective shrug’?
Analysts and advocates say the Syrian regime and Russian forces will continue to attack with impunity unless the international community does more to stop them.
World Jul 19WATCH: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says military conflict with U.S. not ‘inevitable’
The Iranian Foreign Minister said if the United States and Europe does not fulfill their obligations under the Iran Nuclear Deal, then Iran does have a right to continue to enrich uranium.
World May 13Why Trump is meeting the Hungarian prime minister Bush and Obama shunned
As prime minister, Orbán has created one-party rule, dismantled the judicial system, and overhauled Poland's education system and media landscape to solidify his power.
World Mar 19Saudi students in U.S. say their government watches their every move
For years, according to intelligence experts and eight current and former Saudi students interviewed by the PBS NewsHour, the Saudi government has closely monitored them when they leave to study in the U.S.
Health Oct 09How a mother’s struggle with mental illness inspired others to get talking
Naureen Ahmed’s experience with her mother led her to create SEEMA to give people struggling with mental illness and their family members an avenue for support.
World Jul 24How this human trafficking survivor gives women a future at home
In the southwestern Cameroonian city of Kumba, Francisca Awah Mbuli and her team walk door-to-door, warning young women about trusting community members who promise them highly paid jobs abroad -- a scheme of human traffickers.
World May 04‘I don’t think there’s a safe place in Yemen anymore’
Seventy-five percent of Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance as the country enters its fourth year of war. Here's what's happening now.
World Apr 23Iraqi women and children with perceived link to ISIS are sexually abused, denied aid, report finds
Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to Islamic State militants are denied access to food and health care, sexually abused, and routinely blocked from obtaining identity cards and other documents needed to work or move freely, according to a…