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Maria Karjian threw back her head and laughed.
“We used to call this Midan St but now we call it Tora Bora,” she said.
The physical damage to Aleppo is shocking, but the destruction of people’s lives will be much harder to repair.
Driving to Aleppo, the Springsteen song My City of Ruins began to play in my head. But Aleppo is nowhere near rising up – and it may yet have further to fall.
If they had been the youthful feminist activists they are today, I might have been more enthusiastic and less of a pain-in-the-arse during my brief stint as a Girl Guide, writes Lindsey Hilsum.
The Iraqi Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil, who wept as she exhorted the world to save her people from Islamic State militants, wins a prestigious award for her courage.
If you want to buy a yellow ribbon to tie round your ponytail, don’t bother to look online in China. The phrase “yellow ribbon” has been censored. And it’s not hard to work
The demonstrators are a new generation, but they all know what happened in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989, when the Communist Party crushed a student protest in Beijing with tanks.
18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.
If Scotland gains independence, the UK’s influence and power will be increasingly consigned to history.
As we picked our way through the shards and rubble, we found a discarded DVD case – it was for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “End of Days”. It did indeed look like a scene from