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SOTU transcript: Migrants, minorities, foreign policy

US president's State of the Union covered immigration, African American unemployment, ISIL, Guantanamo and North Korea.

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Week in pictures: From Kabul blast to refugee crisis

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including Spain's traditional carnival and super blue blood moon.

A Syrian child

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Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

Ahed TamimiIt is now known by virtually everyone who follows the Palestinian struggle that a 16 year old girl, now 17, named Ahed Tamimi, confronted Israeli soldiers on her family’s land shortly after her cousin, Mohammed, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet, causing a coma. The video of her actions has gone viral, showing the world a courageous young woman engaging in nonviolent acts of resistance, and then a day later in the middle of the night being arrested in her home and then charged with a series of crimes; as is standard Israeli practice in the arrest of children, Aden was hauled off to an Israeli prison facility out of reach of her family and then denied bail.

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Pro-government fighters move into Syria's Afrin

Convoy of 20 vehicles with dozens of fighters enters the besieged Kurdish-held region but met by Turkish artillery.

Turkish artillery

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What is Venezuela's new petro cryptocurrency?

Venezuela launches the pre-sale of a new commodity-backed digital currency. We explain how it will work.

petro

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