Contemporary history

A destroyed tank sits by the side of a road leading to Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, May 11, 2021.

Ethiopia’s federal government announces ceasefire as Tigray forces make gains in the region


The latest development is a striking turnabout — six months ago, Ethiopia’s federal troops launched a major offensive on the city, chased the Tigray forces out and installed an interim government in the city.

A mariachi band plays at the Plaza MX nightclub in Bogotá on Friday, June 11. The club was forced to close for much of last year, but was finally allowed to open fully in June as Colombia's government tries to restart the economy.

Colombia loosens COVID restrictions to save the economy as deaths soar

Protesters block a road in downtown Cali using ropes and burning wood. One of them uses a home made shield that says “Cali Resists" 

‘Police have to realize that they also make mistakes’: Colombian protesters demand reform, empathy


A defiant Morsi adds chaos to the start of his trial in Egypt

Global Scan

Iraq War Veteran on Syria: ‘We Stumbled Into a Solution’

Conflict & Justice

An Indian-Pakistani musical collaboration

Arts, Culture & Media

Two musicians who might raise eyebrows if they were to perform in south Asia, especially in light of the Mumbai attacks.

Who trained the Mumbai terrorists

Indian investigators say the Mumbai attackers had months of training by an Islamist group based in Pakistan.

CSI Iraq: Biometric crime fighting or hit list?


The United States has collected a massive amount of biometric data on Iraqis during the Iraq war. Some say that data is dangerous.

Iraq-U.S. security deal

The Iraqi cabinet has approved a security pact with the U.S. that could mean American troops could leave Iraq by the end of 2011.

Control of Anbar goes back to Iraq

The U.S. military has handed Anbar province, once the center of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency, back to Iraqi control.