Raising the street protest to art form: synchronized megaphone barkers sang and chanted in unison to fire up the crowds.

In France, students prove an unlikely ally in protests against pension reform


Millions of people in France took to the streets this week for the 10th protest this year against the government’s raising of the retirement age. College students support the strikes, even though shoring up the national pension fund would likely benefit them later in life.

Surfing instructor Godpower Tamarakuro Pekipuma in Lagos, Nigeria.

‘Walking on water’: Surfing makes waves in Nigeria

Young men chat near Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

Young Iraqis reflect on the US-led invasion, its aftermath and their hopes for the future

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Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala celebrates after winning gold in the men's 100m final during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England

This Kenyan sprinter is inspiring more youth from his country to take up the sport

Friends and family of Nicolas Guerrero lit candles near the spot where he was killed during a protest

Families seek justice for youth killed while protesting last year

Soldiers with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces check a house in Hassakeh, Syria, Jan. 25, 2022. After breaking into the prison late Thursday, ISIS militants were joined by others rioting inside the facility that housed over 3,000 inmates, including

Three months after ISIS attacked a prison in northeast Syria, the fate of at least 100 child detainees remains unclear


Human rights groups say they are deeply concerned about the well-being of the children who remain injured or unaccounted for following an ISIS attack on a prison in northeast Syria. Many of the children’s home countries refuse to them them back.

Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers hold a position in Hassakeh, northeast Syria, Jan. 27, 2022.

A prison battle in Syria puts the spotlight on the plight of child detainees

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For years, human rights groups and families of the detainees have called for the repatriation of these prisoners, but this has become a highly political issue because home countries refuse to take them back.

Syrian boy looks through window at refugee camp with plants placed in yellow and white cans attached

Syrian children in Lebanon are ‘being robbed of their futures’

Syrians on the border

Most Syrian children have missed years — if not decades — of schooling due to war and displacement. The conditions in Lebanon mean they could miss even more.

Gandega Bakary, 16, who is originally from Mali, has been living on the street in France, even amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Who is responsible for migrant youth in France? 


A group of five nongovernmental organizations are pressuring the French government to build a special housing facility exclusively for migrant youth as they await legal decisions on their status in the country.

Jacob Cuenca, 18, a registered Republican, poses outside his home in Homestead, Florida, on May 21, 2020.

The pandemic upended this Latino teen’s senior year. Now it’s upended his politics.

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The coronavirus pandemic turned Jacob Cuenca’s life upside down just before he graduated high school. It’s also changed his politics. The Latino teen, who registered as a Republican in March, has switched from a reluctant supporter of President Donald Trump to hesitant supporter of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.