Arctic shipping grows as ice melts

For hundreds of years, European explorers sought a direct sea route from Europe to Asia. Now as Arctic ice melts, just such a route is opening across northern Russia.  In August a Russian-owned tanker...

Syrian survivor aids case against Assad

Assad's government seeks to 'wipe memories' of those who survive Syria's secret prisons Since the start of protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the 2011 Arab Spring, Assad's regime...

Europe confronts Russian hacking

There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries and a continued cloud over Donald Trump's...

Estonia a test case for Russian hacking threat

Estonia e-voting grows despite tampering concerns Tiny Estonia might seem an unlikely place to see the future of technology.  (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Norman Einstein) With just 1.3 million...

Drawing Japan’s politics, from Seattle

Roger Dahl, an unlikely Japanese political cartoonist When Roger Dahl moved to Japan in 1989, he was like hundreds of other recent college grads - looking for adventure and funding it by teaching English....

Kenya tensions spike amid electoral dispute

A decade ago a disputed presidential election in Kenya led to violence that left more than 1,400 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes. Now political tensions are again running high after another...

Rohingya share tales of repression

Burning villages. Dead bodies. Overcrowded boats full of desperate Rohingya refugees looking for a haven.  Such is the legacy of the Myanmar government's offensive against its Muslim-minority Rohingya...

Rohingya crisis in Myanmar after attacks

Just two years ago, once-isolated Myanmar seemed firmly on a new course. Longtime opposition Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Myanmar state counselor (AP Photo/Mark Baker) leader and Nobel laureate...