Thursday, October 23, 2014


Journalist Mustafa Nayem (right) is one of several Euromaidan protesters who are now seeking to be elected to the next Ukrainian parliament. (file photo)

From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics

For eight months the activists of Ukraine's Euromaidan have been frustrated with the slow pace of reform. Now they're taking matters into their own hands. More

After sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai (right), Kailash Satyarthi (left) is hoping to join forces with the Pakistani schoolgirl to help raise awareness about children's rights in the South Asia region.

Interview: Indian Peace Prize Laureate Looks To Join Forces With Malala

No child should have to grow up amid fear and war, according to Kailash Satyarthi, and the Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate is looking to join forces with co-winner Malala Yousafzai to ensure that none have to. More

Ukrainian soldiers attend a mass funeral ceremony near Zaporizhzhya on October 1 to bury unidentified members of pro-Ukrainian military forces who were killed in fighting in the country's east.

The Slow, Dangerous Work Of Recovering Ukraine's War Dead

A single volunteer organization has taken on the challenge of retrieving the bodies of slain fighters from the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. We look at the grim work of the Black Tulip organization. More

Andrei Stolbunov claims the charges against his convicted associates, like those he could face, are part of a campaign of retribution in response to his organization's "anticorruption" investigations.

Russian 'Anticorruption' Lawyer Seeks Asylum In U.S.

Russian lawyer Andrei Stolbunov, who has represented high-profile clients such as late, crusading journalist Mikhail Beketov, says he has applied for asylum in the United States due to "fabricated" criminal charges pending against him in Russia. More

Police investigators stand next to a car splashed with acid that was reportedly thrown at a woman in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

Iran's Isfahan Outraged Over Acid Attacks

A spate of vicious acid attacks on women has sown fear in the Iranian city of Isfahan. More


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