Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
Lire des fictions améliore nos capacités d'empathie.
Des chercheurs tentent de comprendre la fonction de la lecture à l’âge digital, tandis que les effets négatifs des écrans sont pointés du doigt.
Reading fiction can make you happier, nicer towards others and better focused in your activities.
To counter the unbalanced effects of the digital age, reading literature is the key.
The 2016 Standing Rock protest was only the most recent manifestation of the indigenous American values inherited by European settlers on this land.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
A Najaf, le 31 août 2017. Un homme embrasse la tombe d'un soldat irakien tué par l'État islamique.
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Le groupe djihadiste est-il une incarnation « néo-baasiste » ou au contraire l’expression du rejet violent de tout l’héritage du régime de Sadam Hussein ? Le débat fait rage, et aussi fausse route.
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance.
The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
Ogiek leaders wait to hear the African Court’s ruling.
The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
Memorial to early 1990s war in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran on June 7 2017.
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Terrorist attacks in Iran are evidence that, in the Middle East, there are far too many moving parts for US President Donald Trump's recent trip to have changed much on the ground.
Will the development of tech industry change the economic and social life Iranian youth?
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran's unemployment crisis.
Iranians want their country to remain open to economic and social opportunities, including by looking to the West.
Jobs and labour rights are at the centre of the candidates' campaigns in the Iranian presidential election.
What we need now is unblinkered analysis and coordinated progressive political action beyond the extreme centre at both the national and international levels.
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Like the League of Nations before it, the UN is often dismissed as a powerless talking shop or a proxy for the great powers. It's much more than that.
African lions were all considered to belong to a single subspecies but new research refutes that.
African lions were initially thought to belong to a single subspecies but new research shows that there is more diversity on the African continent.
Counting of the Dutch referendum ballots gets underway.
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Explained: the implications of a Eurosceptic victory in the Netherlands vote.
Manifestation du 11 janvier 2015, à Paris.
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Face aux extrêmes, l’esprit de modération doit s’armer d’un discours cohérent pour ne plus apparaître comme un aveu de faiblesse mais bien comme la réponse la plus efficace.
If genetics are not considered when translocating lions, their evolutionary line could be affected.
Genetics need to be considered when relocating lion populations because they a play a role in the animals' evolutionary line.
What’s Kim Jong-un cooking up now?
If North Korea prides itself on the West never quite knowing what it will do next, there is a fantastic new example worth savouring. Plans are reportedly afoot to open a North Korean restaurant in Scotland…
The case of Baby Gammy made the Australian public confront the often-disturbing reality of the international commercial surrogacy industry.
This year the international spotlight turned with full-force on cross-border commercial surrogacy. The reality of children being born this way and the potentially devastating consequences of babies being…
Planning a NExit: Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders.
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Elections for the European Parliament in the Netherlands have traditionally been described as either “dull” or “extremely dull”. They were overshadowed by national elections in 1989 and 1994, and in 1999…