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“You can bribe government soldiers if they give you trouble,” said the driver, “but not those guys from Daesh.”
People sometimes say that foreign journalists make too much of the wanton demolition in historical sites such as Palmyra and Nineveh. People’s lives matter more, they say.
In President Assad’s heartland the Russian decision to start air strikes on Syrian rebel positions is being hailed by ordinary people, who hope they mark the beginning of the end of a long
The online abuse I’ve received while covering the refugee and migration crisis is more than any other story I’ve reported.
There were scuffles and screams – in the chaos a distraught Syrian man pushed his wife and baby onto the tracks as some kind of desperate protest.
After I reported on scenes of desperation at the Greece/Macedonia border, there was nearly as much outrage about the use of language as the plight of the people.
The assumption in China these days is that officials lie and cover up whenever there’s an environmental catastrophe.
The death sentences passed down on eight Gaddafi era officials, including the dictator’s son Saif al Islam, are unlikely to cause much outrage in Libya. In fact, they may be a cause for
The most astonishing aspect of today’s deal on Iran’s nuclear capability is that neither side is negotiating the terms of its defeat.
A deal on Iran’s nuclear programme would be a historic event – but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US’s staunchest allies.