The Indonesian resort island of Batam has become a hotspot for Southeast Asian Salafis, who practice a fundamentalist form of Sunni Islam with roots in Saudi Arabia.
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Attitudes toward female genital mutilation are slowly changing in Ethiopia.
A short film edited in remembrance of the journalist Taing Try, who was murdered this week, and the environmental issues Cambodia still faces.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled their homes ahead of the Islamic State onslaught. Despite U.S. airstrikes, the prospect of these refugees returning is very low.
In Iraq, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.
Drawing on their very personal and painful past, a group of Iraqi Kurdish photographers is attempting to give something back as their region becomes a home for those less fortunate.
Senegalese rapper Red Black's music has become an opposition anthem in the bid to unseat President Abdoulaye Wade.
In the days leading up to the election, crowds protesting President Abdoulaye Wade's reelection were increasing.
Despite overall improvement in the Ivory Coast's capital of Abidjan, access to health care remains a problem.
Rebecca Byerly reports for Voice of America on the struggling houseboat industry in Kashmir. This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Paradise Lost: Kashmir's Vanishing Glaciers, Waters, and Forests"
A U.S.-based human rights group is accusing the Ethiopian government of widespread abuses as it cracks down on a rebel group in its southeastern Ogaden region. Nick Wadhams reports from our East Africa bureau in Nairobi.
New York-based Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian troops have burned villages and shot civilians in its campaign against the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front.
Voice of America English to Africa reporter Douglas Mpuga interviews journalist Mvemba Dizolele about the Democratic Republic of Congo's first free elections in 45 years.