Moira Lavelle is an independent reporter based in based in Athens, Greece. She covers migration, borders, gender and language.
Even before Turkey opened its borders for refugees and asylum-seekers to leave for Europe, the Greek island of Chios was an epicenter of tension over EU policies that made several Greek islands de facto holding sites for some 42,000 refugees and migrants. Erdoğan’s move only exacerbated those tensions. And refugees are caught in the middle.
"It's like a powder keg. Turkey has never been so divided along two ideological cleavages."
Zainab Al-Khawaja: "I believe tearing up pictures of a criminal dictator is a legitimate method of peaceful resistance."
A look at powerful hurricanes that struck land in the eastern Pacific, western Atlantic and the US Gulf Coast.
Calden, Germany has a population of about 3,000. The refugee camp houses somewhere between 1,200 and 1,800 people depending on the day, sometimes more than half the population of the town.
Much of what inspires our idea of what is attractive is our own environment and personal history, like the memory of a first boyfriend or girlfriend.
Though often with many caveats and provisions, in the past few years several historically roman catholic countries have also passed laws to protect trans citizens.
A new report from the US Marine Corps concluded that all-male combat units performed better on 69 percent, compared to mixed-gender units, of more than 100 tasks that were studied. But only a summary of the report was released, and many military personnel are raising questions about the methodology.