Stories about War & Conflict from April, 2016
Government critics are rejected as plotting or linked to insurgency, while government supporters and security services employees become collectively associated with authorities' repressive tactics.
'I wish the soul of the revolution was enough for me to be able to pardon them all, if only in the “court in my head”.
Stories of the Urabeños who, despite armed conflict, the government's indifference, and education systems lacking tolerance, refuse to let history define their future.
While Ukrainian officials and right-wing activists use the refugee crisis to win political points and shape public opinion, the Middle Eastern refugees themselves aren't exactly flocking to settle in Ukraine.
For a brief moment on April 21, world attention shifted to the physicist who's spent the past five years in prison for refusing to work on Iran's nuclear program.
An "armed strike" ordered by the Úsuga Clan spread violence as well as fear over the return of paramilitarism in Colombia.
“If children who suffer from violence are not given the assistance and support they need, they will be lost," says the World's Best Teacher Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub.
"His vision was of a democratic Syria that ensures the freedom of all its people. This was his charge. This was his crime."
‘I Don't Want to be Burned Alive’: A Doctor’s Account of the US Airstrike That Destroyed MSF Hospital in Afghanistan
"The things that were constant in my nightmares were the roaring sound and panels of wood crashing down on us. And screams. Mine."
"It's time to stop this! We should make the difference for these innocent people."
The campaign encourages netizens to express support to the independence struggle of West Papua by posting photos on social media using the hashtag #LetWestPapuaVote.
Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.
"My message to the Saudi coalition: Please stop killing. We have kids. We are human beings like you. This is not a game."
Fighting on April 2 was some of the most deadly the contested enclave has seen since an oft-broken peace in 1994.
The European Union is preparing to send thousands of asylum seekers back to Turkey. One of them is a man who worked with the US military in Iraq.
In less than a year, Palmyra lost many of its archaeological monuments. A project founded by jailed Syrian activist Bassel Khartabil wants to restore the ancient city with 3D models.