Stories about North America from August, 2015
The Story of Salim Alaradi, a Canadian National of Libyan Origin Detained in the UAE
Libyan-born Canadian Salim Alaradi has been in a UAE prison for a year, with no charges or access to a lawyer. His 17-year-old daughter is campaigning for his freedom online.
An Icon of Iran's Reform Movement Joins Anti-Nuclear Deal Efforts
Ahmad Batebi has caused a social media stir by denouncing the nuclear deal and appearing in an ad produced by an offshoot project of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Iranians Coordinate a Global Event to Support the Iranian Nuclear Deal
"I have no idea who is doing this, but it's kind of awesome."
Turkey Hit by Wave of Attacks as It Continues Middle East Military Strikes
As Turkey gets more and more deeply involved in the raging conflict on its border, security threats at home are on the rise.
Google's New CEO Sundar Pichai is Getting a lot of Love from India
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
Jason Rezaian’s Lawyer Prevented from Responding to Iranian Prosecutor’s Accusations
The court’s decision on the charges against Rezaian, which include “espionage” and “cooperation with enemy states,” is expected in a week.
Speaking Up for the Big Endangered Elephant in the Room
"So many people around the world love elephants but aren’t aware that elephants are in crisis."
To Ethiopian-American Singer Meklit Hadero, ‘Home Is Always in Flux’
Ethiopian-American musician Meklit Hadero talks about landing in US state of Iowa, an ode to the Afro, and how her music is not so easily defined.
Kenyans Put Obama's Visit Under the Microscope
Kenyans analyzed everything from the hug between Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru to Obama's call to respect gay rights.
How a Kazakh Boy Grew Up to Be a Glam-Rock Opera Singer in the US
Timur Bekbosunov is a glam-rock opera singer from Kazakhstan, but he got his start in the US state of Kansas.