Venezuela

US planes carrying aid for Venezuela land in Colombia

Opposition leader Juan Guaido calls for aid distribution, but President Maduro has refused its entry to Venezuela.

US planes carrying aid for Venezuela land in Colombia

Opinion

What does Iran want in Afghanistan?

Tehran would favour a heterogeneous, if not divided, government in post-withdrawal Afghanistan.

Maysam Behravesh

by Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Myanmar

Peace park shelters Karen hopes to preserve way of life

Salween Peace Park combines self-determination with environmental protection, but central government has yet to sign up.

Karen minority urges 'respect' in Myanmar peace park initiative

Africa

DR Congo ethnic violence kills nearly 900 in a few days: UN

UN rights office says at least 890 people were killed in ethnic violence over a few days in mid-December.

DR Congo ethnic violence kills nearly 900 in a few days: UN

Asia Pacific

Thousands flee clashes between Buddhist group and Myanmar army

UN says 2,500 displaced in Rakhine State, where 2017 military campaign forced over 700,000 Rohingya to flee.

Thousands flee clashes between Buddhist group and Myanmar army

Kashmir

Indian forces kill civilians and rebels in Kashmir

At least seven civilians, three rebels and an Indian soldier killed in India-administered Kashmir's Pulwama.

Indian forces kill civilians and rebels in Kashmir

Witness

Back to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC

Three young activists put everything on the line to change the political future of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

South Korea

North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony

The largely symbolic event will take place on December 26 at the Pyongyang-controlled Panmun station, Seoul says.

North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony

Radicalised Youth

Red or Death: A Basque Dream of Independence

How young Basques use football to affirm their identity and politics by fighting with the fans of opposing teams.

Reporter's Notebook

On forgiveness and revenge in the occupied territories

What a Palestinian grandfather, an Israeli soldier and the Hilltop Youth taught me about the power of forgiveness and violent radicalism.

On death, forgiveness and revenge in the occupied territories

UpFront

What happened to ISIL? An UpFront special

We discuss the group's past, present, and future.

What happened to ISIL? An UpFront special

Radicalised Youth

Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.

Cameroon

Cameroon child hostages released by kidnappers

All 78 children, abducted in the country's Anglophone region, released but principal and a teacher are still being held.

Cameroon child hostages released by kidnappers

Abductions

Cameroon leader tells rebels to lay down arms after kidnappings

Assailants abducted 79 children, their principal, and a driver from a Christian school in Bamenda in Northwest Region.

Cameroon leader tells rebels to lay down arms after kidnappings

Hezbollah

Hezbollah to Israel: 'Precision' missiles now obtained

Taunting Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah boasts about armed group's upgraded military capabilities.

Hezbollah to Israel: 'Precision' missiles now obtained