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Primary school children leave their classrooms in Dori, Burkina Faso, on Feb. 3. 2020.

Extremism Is on the Rise in West Africa. Education Is Suffering.

A new report from Burkina Faso shows that rising violence is taking a toll for a generation of children.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital of Damascus on Feb. 11, 2016.

Why Did Assad Just Seize His Cousin’s Assets?

A deepening family rift shows intensifying pressure on the Syrian president.

A demonstrator takes part in a protest against China’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims, calling on the U.S. government to take action against Beijing, in Washington on April 6, 2019.

Will the United States Sanction China Over Xinjiang?

The Senate just passed a bipartisan bill condemning Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims. Its enforcement remains uncertain.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a televised announcement in Caracas on March 26.

Botched Venezuela Operation Is a Boon for Maduro

A coup attempt by a U.S.-based security contractor looks like a propaganda victory for the Venezuelan president.

Lebanese anti-government protesters gesture during a demonstration in Beirut against the growing economic crisis on May 1.

Why Lebanon’s Protesters Are Back

As the coronavirus lockdown eases, demonstrators respond to the country’s worst economic crisis since the civil war.

A man uses his mobile phone as he walks past advertising for the new iPhone outside the Apple store in Hong Kong on October 10, 2019.

Security Flaw in iPhone Mail App Went Undiscovered for Years

A recently uncovered bug in Apple’s email app shows prominent individuals remain vulnerable to hackers.

Kosovo's prime minister, Albin Kurti, gestures during a press conference in Pristina on Feb. 26.

Why the United States Is Stoking a Crisis in Kosovo

Even amid an unprecedented pandemic, Trump wants a deal above all else.

Syrian state media reported on April 17, 2018, that investigators from the world's chemical watchdog OPCW had entered Douma, a town outside Damascus where an alleged gas attack 10 days earlier left dozens dead.

Will Syria Be Held to Account for Chemical Attacks?

A landmark investigation blames Bashar al-Assad’s government for war crimes against civilians.

A man checks his phone as he crosses an empty street in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on April 3.

Is Saudi Arabia Spying in the United States?

Riyadh is accused of exploiting vulnerabilities in telecommunications networks to track its citizens abroad.

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