Activists are pushing for more Puerto Ricans to identify themselves as black on the census in order to confront the complicated topic of race on the island.
Seaweed farming has enriched rural women in Zanzibar's conservative Muslim society. Now warming sea temperatures are threatening their livelihoods.
In the West Iran is seen as a terrorist threat. In Iran ordinary people see US sanctions as a national security threat.
Syrian Christians favored reforms at the beginning of the uprising. But after Muslim rebels attacked their neighborhoods, Christians shifted their support to the Assad regime.
A visit to the Rukaya Shrine in Damascus provides interesting insights about Hezbollah, the Syrian government and the rebels.
Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz grew up in Chicago and was so affected by the young people dying around him, he decided to document the death toll.