Syrian refugees watch health workers visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon in October to help contain a cholera outbreak. More than half the country’s population is still displaced.
More than half a million people have died in Syria’s war with half the population displaced. The suffering will continue until there is a reckoning with Assad and his allies.
Arizona election officials released this image as one example of armed people watching ballot drop boxes.
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What deep-dive polls reveal at the political landscape of America as the 2022 midterm election approaches.
The Tadamon neighbourhood pictured in 2018.
Two academics have identified the perpetrators of a massacre committed in 2013 by Syrian loyalist forces. An episode that says a lot about the reality of Syria in the last 10 years.
Angolan girls in front of a patriotic slogan on a wall.
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A prolonged economic recession triggered by falling oil prices and worsened by the COVID pandemic has deeply affected the everyday lives of Angolans.
Chautauqua’s lectures and performances drew hundreds of people with their promise of self-transformation.
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The Chautauqua movement symbolized progressive reformers’ hopes that public learning could create a healthy democracy.
Protests demanding better living in Angola have become common since 2011. This one was in November 2020.
Angola’s 2022 election is the first in which citizens born after the war are old enough to vote.
Former Vice President Mike Pence is seen presiding over the counting of the votes on Jan. 6, 2021, during a hearing of the House January 6 committee in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 2022.
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The attempt by Donald Trump’s supporters to reverse the 2020 presidential election results shows the need to update the nation’s landmark law for counting presidential votes.
An art installation by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19, near the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
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The Civil War – the second-most-deadly event in US history, just behind COVID-19 –contributed to lasting changes in how Americans care for the dead.
Troops under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan on patrol in Juba.
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The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (right) and first vice president Riek Machar.
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South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at fortifications near Atlanta in 1864.
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A career soldier and a careful scholar of the military profession, William Tecumseh Sherman knew that wars are part of human nature, and are unavoidably cruel and harsh.
With the regime’s brutality on daily display, peaceful protests have largely been abandoned. Unless there’s a negotiated settlement, Myanmar looks headed for a long and bloody civil war.
World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Humanitarians are stuck in a dilemma: challenging practices that cause suffering could risk access to the vulnerable people they serve.
Will the U.S. be torn apart by civil war?
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Despite growing public discussion of the risk of civil war in the US, a political violence scholar says widespread civil strife is unlikely to happen – but other political violence is more likely.
Rioters are tear-gassed as they storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Almost eight years before the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack, nearly one-third of Americans surveyed – and 44% of Republicans – said armed rebellion might soon be necessary in the US to protect liberties.
Refugees who fled Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict queue for contributions before sunrise in eastern Sudan.
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Despite the recognition of risk, it’s clear that the scope and severity of the Ethiopian crisis has caught many by surprise.
A cheering crowd surrounds the toppled statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Addis Ababa following the overthrow of the Ethiopian military regime in 1991.
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Prevailing political attitudes, security actors, alliances and geopolitics differ starkly from the final days of the hated Ethiopian military regime.
A fighter loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.
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Violence in Ethiopia could cause ripples across the Horn of Africa, destabilizing the region.
Former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, from the DA, third from left, and his deputy Mongameli Bobani, from the UDM, extreme right, help clean up a street in 2017.
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South Africa’s political parties would do well to learn from Ireland, where the three largest political parties negotiated a coalition treaty that stipulated mechanisms for conflict resolution.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier on the streets of Bangui.
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Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.