Stories about War & Conflict from December, 2015
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
The following seven stories received the most attention from audiences and also received hundreds of shares, likes and comments on social media and our site.
Syrian film-maker Naji Jerf, 38, was shot dead in broad daylight in Gaziantep, Turkey, for uploading a video exposing ISIS crimes in Aleppo, Syria, on YouTube.
A wave of Afghan social media love accompanied Indian PM Narendra Modi during his visit to Kabul.
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Ahmad Mohamed Almossa, a member of Syrian citizen journalism collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), was assassinated by masked men in northern Syria, the group announced on Twitter.
In a country in the throes of war, celebrating Christmas can be an act of both profound naïvete and staunch resistance.
"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”
To some they are heroes, to others "prostitutes" that "adopted Western thoughts." In Afghanistan, the catwalk is a political battleground.
Pakistan's official account of their Armed Forces' surrender in Dhaka 44 years ago ignores the realities of the bloody conflict that resulted in Bangladesh's secession.
"The auditorium smelt like an abattoir. “This is where the most children were killed,” we were told." One year later, a journalist revisits the experience of the Peshawar school attack.
'Whose knife is in my heart and my sight? What country is my lonely body buried in?'
Yemeni blogger Noon Arabia visits a few of the camps where some of Jordan's 650,000 Syrian refugees are living under difficult circumstances.
Four Months Later, Still No Answers About a Shootout with Salvadoran Police and Army That Left Five Dead
The autopsies of the five men reveal that they were shot at close range. Three days later, a woman who witnessed the shootings disappeared.
"I’m angry over the shootings in so many other places, no matter what twisted, dehumanizing vision motivates them. But I also want to be true to myself and my values."
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Ukrainians marked International Volunteer Day with an online campaign thanking volunteers for their work during the crisis in the country.
That often means Rami Jarrah is rushing to the aftermath of a bombing, as he did recently when he encountered a panicked father, frantically searching for his loved ones.
Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.