Stories about War & Conflict from February, 2015
Egypt in Mourning Over Brutal Execution of 21 Coptic Christians by ‘ISIS in Libya’
Egyptians mourn the loss of 21 Coptic Christians after Libyan branch of ISIS posts gruesome video of their beheading.
Is Nigeria's Postponed Presidential Election Really About Security?
Security forces will be conduct a six-week special operation against Boko Haram so "they would rather not be distracted by the elections." Some think the postponement is a political strategy.
Yemen Marks 4th Year Revolution Anniversary Rallying Against Houthis
"Hundreds are marching today in #Yemen the same they were marching 4 years ago…Today, there are new players, but same demands remain ignored," tweets a journalist covering Yemen.
Russia Says You Can't Mention Ukrainian Nationalists, Unless You Say They're Bad
One permitted way to mention such organizations it to do so "in a negative light, ascribing them characteristics like 'radical,' 'extremist,' or 'nationalist.'"
The Minsk Summit 2.0
Social media users in Russia and around the world closely followed the diplomatic summit in Minsk through the night on Wednesday.
Afghans Relishing Their First Cricket World Cup
The Afghan national team is preparing for its first ever Cricket World Cup, an event that is being treasured by the country's diverse population.
#Douma_Exterminated as the World Turns Its Back on Horrific Attacks on Ghouta in Syria
Over five days, Assad forces killed about 143 civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta province in Douma as the world watched in silence.
RuNet Watchdog ‘Baffled’ by Twitter's Refusal to Block Kremlin's Opponents
Alexandr Zharov, head of Roscomnadzor, told journalists that Twitter "has consistently refused to adhere to the demands of Russian legislation, including those aimed at combatting extremism."
Palestine Remembers ISIS Captive Kayla Mueller Killed in Raqqa
Mueller was in Palestine from August to September 2010, where she “worked with Palestinians nonviolently resisting the confiscation and demolitions of their homes and lands.”
Ukraine Arrests Journalist on Treason Charges for Calls to Boycott Mobilization
Ukrainian journalist Ruslan Kotsaba called for boycotting the latest wave of military mobilization in Ukraine—and now faces treason charges. Is he really a traitor? Internet opinion is divided.
#FreeSavchenko: Ukranian Pilot's Hunger Strike in Russian Prison Hits Ninth Week
International campaigns for the release of Nadiya Savchenko continue. Russian authorities don't seem to have plans to release her. Neither does Savchenko have plans to end her hunger strike.
Girl Draws Map of Palestine Using Israeli Bullets Collected from Around her Home
This photograph of a Palestinian girl is making the rounds on social media. Reports say the girl collected the bullets, she used to draw Palestine's map, from around her home.
Roll Call to Never Forget the Missing Ayotzinapa Students
Since the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, a group of citizens has decided to prevent the case from being forgotten by conducting a roll call of the students' names every day at 11pm Mexico time.
Niger Youth Defiant Following Boko Haram Attack in Bosso and Bombing in Diffa
For the first time, Boko Haram conducted an assault on Niger's territory and the youth of Niger will not stand for it. Boko Haram assaulted Bosso and Diffa, two towns in southeast Niger at the border with Nigeria but was repelled by Niger and Chad's army. Boko Haram lost an...
Boko Haram Kills at Least 81 Civilians in Fotokol, Northern Cameroon
On February 4, Boko Haram conducted a particularly gruesome attack on the town of Fotokol in Northern Cameroon, right across the Nigerian border. Hundred of civilians are feared dead, 81 confirmed so far by the Minister of Defense. Local Human Rights Organization believes that close to 370 civilians were killed....
‘Hate Is Not What Humans Should Do': Slain Journalist Kenji Goto's Words Live On Online
The Japanese journalist, who was executed by ISIS in January, logged his heart-wrenching and thought-provoking observations about conflict in the Middle East and Africa on his website and Twitter account.
Yemen's Political Limbo Continues with Al Houthi's ‘Unconstitutional’ Declaration
While there were celebratory fireworks after the declaration there were opposing demonstrations elsewhere. Yemen braces itself for yet another period of uncertainty.
Pakistani Lawmaker Offers Dubious Bounty for Charlie Hebdo Owner
Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said he'll $200,000 to anyone who killed the magazine's owner and $100,000 to the Charlie Hebdo attackers' heirs. Some are calling it a dangerous PR stunt.
Crimean IT Industry Wilts Under Western Sanctions
Western sanctions come at a high cost to IT-professionals and citizens in disputed Crimea, as companies like Apple and Google are blocking access to their services.
What Does It Mean to Be a Japanese Citizen After the ISIS Executions?
"I would urge him to commit harakiri," Dewi Sukarno writes. "If I were his mother, I definitely would do so — I would want my son to be a hero."
The Ustashi Legacy: Remembering the Children's Concentration Camp in Sisak
The Croatian town of Sisak hasn't forgotten the horrors of a children's concentration camp established by German Nazis and the radical right Croatian Ustashi movement during WWII.