On August 25, US armed forces attacked the Abdul Qadir Jilani mosque in Ramadi, damaging the building and killing three people. Not a Sunni center, the sanctuary belongs to a Sufi congregation. Sufis are a mystical branch of Islam that, until the American strike, had refused to engage in violence. After news of the attack reached a Sufi sheik in the Anbar province, he announced the formation of a new armed group: the Battalions of the Leader Abdul Qadir at Jilani. One adherent of the group said, "We are not going to wait around for El Mahdi's army and the Badr Brigades to kill us."
Whistleblower Joe Darby speaks out for the first time since exposing the atrocities committed in the Iraqi prison by the US troops. A courageous act that changed his life, too
Uganda's government and LRA rebels signed a peace treaty: a historical shift in the history of the country, which could bring to an end a 20-year-long war
A new documentary tells of the lives, thoughts, desires, beliefs and worries of Iraqi citizens. “One day the United States will leave Iraq, but the Iraqis will remain. My film is about them”
Since 2001, the US have naturalised 26,000 immigrants after they have enlisted in the army
A renowned cartoonist travels in the war-torn country. Just outside Lashkargah, moving north towards Grishk, the horizon fades into an infinite line between the sky and a flat, stony desert. Every so often there are low mud huts and walls, barely visible in relief.
A foundation reunites people who should hate each other, and makes them work together. It is called Breaking the Ice and it is an initiative which involves individuals who have personally experienced the traumas and horrors of war. A travel from Jerusalem to Tripoli, in Libya, sharing their fatigue to understand each others’ problems. This is the story of their journey, told through their diary
In Afghanistan, a suicide bombing killed at least 20 civilians
The Siberian forests of the Russian Federation are the planet’s largest “greenbelt” as they represent 22 per cent of the earth’s woodland. They are the habitat of native peoples: reindeer breeders and custodians of ancient shamanic cultures. All of these environmental and human assets are now in danger of disappearing, as Russia is leasing one million hectares of land to chinese wood industries
Gary Prado, a retired general who is active in politics and public affairs and the officer who captured Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Bolivia, talks about past and present of his country
An excessive use of military patrollers behind the tragedy of Lampedusa, Italy