Stories about Weblog from August, 2015
31 August 2015
Before the war began, Thair Orfahli studied law in Lebanon and regularly visited his family in Syria. But as the violence intensified, he decided he had to leave.
A militant group threatens to kill journalists working for foreign media who report on Mali.
Some believe President Xi Jinping is using 'The Cairo Declaration' film and a September 3 military parade to rewrite the Chinese Communist Party's involvement in fending off the Japanese.
"To many, Bersih 4 is something that gave them the courage to dream. To know that a fair and just Malaysia can truly exist."
30 August 2015
"Today, the community suffers not only at the hands of criminal groups but also at those of the Federal Police and the Army of Mexico."
A rabbit hole worth heading down? Ibrahim Maalouf has reworked the Lewis Carroll classic, setting it in modern France with a Malian beat.
29 August 2015
Lebanese protesters today gave the government a 72 hour ultimatum to meet their demands or face further protests on Tuesday.
Various civil society groups have started to come together to find solutions to the severe socioeconomic crisis that the Caribbean nation faces.
A Week Before a Huge Vote, Demonstrators Fill Guatemala's Streets, Calling For President to Step Down
University students, peasants, families, indigenous groups, artists, cities, towns, hospitals, and more are rapidly joining calls for President Otto Pérez Molina to step down.
The government recently threatened to pull the licenses of three news channels over criticism of the execution of Yakub Menon, convicted of the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.
28 August 2015
The Lebanese people show some humor and creativity in the way they protest. Over 20,000 people took to the streets in Beirut last weekend carrying all kinds of signs
This is the first part of an investigation by Convoca based on more than 1,000 environmental monitoring reports of hydrocarbons and electricity that were archived by three governments in Peru.
"They think we're thieves because we're black," a 15-year-old told a reporter.
Despite 32 years of democracy, thousands of people—particularly women and young girls—are still unaccounted for in Argentina. And more keep disappearing.
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
When a government minister learns he has not been chosen to run in the country's upcoming general elections, things degenerate into nasty -- albeit melodious -- name calling.
Bahrain is closing in on Al Wefaq Islamic Society, the country's largest opposition group. One after the other, it's leaders are rounded up and jailed.