Coronavirus outbreak

Italy struggles with virus 'that doesn't respect borders'

Fears mount in Europe as Italy confirms 11 coronavirus deaths, with parts of country's north under Wuhan-style lockdown.

Asia

We foreigners: What it means to be Bengali in India's Assam

As tensions over India's citizenship law shine a light on Assam, a writer explores the historical tensions in the state.

We foreigners: What it means to be Bengali in India's Assam

AJ IMPACT

Why are Central Asian countries so quiet on Uighur persecution?

After Pompeo urged leaders to condemn crackdown, experts say Beijing's clout in the region is too strong to resist.

Why are Central Asian countries so quiet on Uighur persecution?

Education

'I wish I was a boy': The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty

In Kenya, one million girls miss school each month because they cannot afford sanitary pads, while some share used ones.

'I wish I was a boy': The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty

United States

Beach widows: War, death and the battles of those left behind

For years, the writer had her husband's headstone in her home - a reminder that the suffering she endured was real.

Beach widows: War, death and the battles of those left behind

Algeria

In Algeria, a poet and a revolution

On the anniversary of Algeria’s Hirak Movement, a poet and former political prisoner explains why the protests continue.

In Algeria, a poet and a revolution