Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State reminds us of something that ought to be obvious: Islamic State is very Islamic.
In Britain, women’s options are constrained and conditional, but there are at least options. In Ireland, there are none.
The US director is continuing to expose the stories of Indonesia's past atrocities, and sees film as a conduit to subjects investigative journalism no longer has the resources to reach.
The freedom to think, discuss and disagree is being eroded in institutions around the world.
As the perception of a tacit complicity by the Muslim community in terrorist activity has gained traction, art has become a major outlet for protest and dissent.
Pseudo-radical academics do the same damage to the cause of the political left in Britain as the populist American right does to the Republican Party.
First Ministerial Funnies.
The Rosebud Sioux are drawing on their ancient and spiritual connections to the land to try and prevent the incursion by Big Oil.
Tourists, central to the livelihood of tribesmen in the Sinai desert, have stopped travelling to the area due to unrest and terror.
Is the Iraqi army irremediably useless? Will it cause the government in Baghdad to lose the war? It's not as bad as it seems.
Khaled Hosseini, the bestselling author of The Kite Runner, goes inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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