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Will the homeless kids of the Central African Republic be pulled back into the country’s simmering conflict?
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
TO MANY AMERICANS, THE END OF SLAVERY is synonymous with Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But that’s hardly the whole story. And it discounts the agency of thousands of slaves who voted with their feet for freedom.
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
“WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL war.” That’s how Patrick Calvar, head of France’s domestic-security agency, described the jihadist threat to his country in early summer. Just a few weeks later, a man drove a truck through crowds in Nice, killing 84 p
S.Z. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING about the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery—or about the criminal-justice system—there will be something in Ava DuVernay’s succinct, passionate documentary 13th to make your jaw drop. Although the ame
After deadly clashes and government bans, Nigeria’s Shiite Muslim community is pushing back.
The U.S. Air Force established a “Pilotless Aircraft Branch” after World War II, and by Vietnam, we were using surveillance drones in full force. Six days after 9/11, Bush authorized the CIA to hunt down terrorists, which eventually led to a “kill li
Helon Habila’s new book recounts the horror and revives the call to take notice.
The U.S. president’s name will be on skyscrapers around the world | “A normal crowded place that becomes a high-risk place”
Neither the Islamic State nor al-Qaeda would be where they are today without Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir, who was recently killed in an American airstrike.
“LET ME TAKE YOU back before the rise of ISIS to May 2, 2011. That’s the day when Osama bin Laden is killed in his hideout in Abbottabad, in Pakistan. The message that came out of Washington at that time is that Al Qaeda had been decapitated, that th
A WEEKEND THAT BEGAN WITH THREE bombs in New York and New Jersey, plus a knife attack at a Minnesota mall, ended with a far more encouraging sight on Monday morning: the burly figure of Ahmad Khan Rahami, huddling against the elements in the entrance
Reports of intensified harassment have fed suspicions that Pakistan is pushing out long-term refugees in what could be the the world's largest forced migration.
A Cuban terrorist is living freely in Miami. It’s time to send him home.
With a huge chunk of mankind on the move, 193 countries have finally struck an agreement on migrants and refugees.
THE CITY AT THE HEART OF SYRIA’S civil war saw a dramatic reversal of fortune in recent days as rebel fighters in Aleppo made a daring advance against forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad. Opposition fighters reported that they had pu
RISHI IYENGAR ON THE MORNING OF SEPT. 18, FOUR HEAVILY armed men attacked an Indian army base near the town of Uri in the disputed territory of Kashmir. The attack left at least 18 soldiers dead and over two dozen wounded, and it threatens to disrup
“Very few actually comprehend the deadly and destructive capability of the motor vehicle,” an ISIS publication advises.
European authorities are just waking up to the dangers of radicalized women.
New Yorkers’ measured reaction to the explosion in Chelsea could mean they have come to accept that such incidents a part of their daily lives.
A week after 5 Dallas police officers were murdered, a gunman goes on a killing spree in Louisiana, leaving 3 officers dead and 3 others injured. While families mourn the lives lost in the line of duty, a heartsick nation seeks unity—and an end to violence
PERHAPS CLARITY ON THE MAY 19 crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 will surface with the aircraft’s black box, which sensors have located on the Mediterranean Sea floor. But weeks after officials from Cairo to Washington speculated that the plane went down a
It’s not just Donald Trump who’s seeking to build a “big, beautiful wall.” The U.K. said Sept. 6 that it would fund a wall in the French port of Calais to keep out migrants, one of many in the works around the world.
The Obama administration can’t wash its hands of the drones’ ruinous impacts—or responsibility for terrorists’ pursuit of those weapons.
In Free State of Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw forges unity for a common cause
NOT AGAIN. THAT WAS THE LAMENT OF MANY across France after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel fatally mowed down 84 revelers in a 19-ton truck on Nice’s seafront Promenade des Anglais on July 14—Bastille Day. This third major terrorist attack within just 18 m
Nikhil Kumar Lotfullah Najafizada, head of TOLOnews, Afghanistan’s largest 24-hour news channel, often sleeps in the station’s compound in the Afghan capital of Kabul. “I don’t want to take the risks I face to my home,” says the 28-year-old. “It’s n
THE ARRAY OF terrorist actors is broader, wider and deeper than it has been at any time since Sept. 11, 2001. While I have great confidence in the U.S. counterterrorism architecture built in the past 15 years and the professionals we have trained, th
New Delhi limits fallout from a militant attack, but more must be done for Kashmiris
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