Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Syria daily life

Smoke billows in the distance following reported air strikes on the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (Photo February 22, 2017 - AFP/MOHAMAD ABAZEED)

Venezuela protest continues

Protesters seized control of the main highway through Venezuela’s capital again Wednesday, but their march toward government buildings downtown was pushed back by police water cannons and a barrage of tear gas. Although the standoff has played out the same way several times this month, opponents of President Nicolás Maduro insist they will continue to pressure his government through near-daily...

Migrants daily life

A migrant warms up inside of a derelict warehouse used as a makeshift shelter near Belgrade's main railway station as temperatures remain below zero Celsius. January 27, 2017 - AFP/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

Syria War

Two Syrian children stand by in front of the rubble of a destroyed house in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, after Turkish-backed rebels announced the recapture of the town from IS.  File -- Getty Images 

Spain protest

Demonstrators make a performance on the street during a protest in support of refugees and migrants entering Europe, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

South Africa protest

Members of the opposition parties protest in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. South Africa's opposition groups marked the 75th birthday of President Jacob Zuma with a protest against him, pushing for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal of a widely respected finance minister. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

South Sudan refugees

A young South Sudanese refugee girl carries a baby on her back as she walks to the Ombechi nursery school, where she will look after the baby during the school day, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement holding some of those...

Pakistan explosion

Police cordon off the area of explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. A Pakistani provincial minister says an explosion has killed at least eight people in the eastern city of Lahore. The violence is the latest in a string of brazen suicide bombings and other attacks over the past two weeks that have killed over 125 people. The attacks have...

Bolivia protest

Farmers run away from tear gas fired by riot police during a protest by coca leaf farmers, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Riots police walk amidst a cloud of tear gas during protest. The farmers from a region north of La Paz known as Los Yungas, were dispersed by police with tear gas bombs during a protesting march,...


An Afghan girl walks past policemen standing guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack near a Shiite mosque in Kabul.

Turkey earthquake

A damaged house is seen after an earthquake in Samsat, Adiyaman in southeastern Turkey, Thursday, March 2, 2017. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit Samsat in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, damaging buildings and causing a number of injuries, officials and news reports said. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Indonesia volcano

Mount Sinabung spews thick volcanic ash as seen from Beganding village in Karo, Indonesia on May 2, 2017. The volcano roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years and has remained highly active since 2013. File Getty Images. 

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

A municipal worker clear of debris and trash from homes damaged by Hurricane Maria, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. File On duty - Vega Baja (Puerto Rico) (AFP) - 9/30/2017 by HECTOR RETAMAL

Iraqi oil production

An Iraqi worker worker prepares to operate valves in Nihran Bin Omar field north of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Iraq's state-run South Gas Company inaugurated a gas pipeline to transport gas, a by-product of oil production, from Nihran Bin Omar field to the national network. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)

“No more dictatorship!” — More than 200,000 people protest in Venezuela against Maduro

More than 200,000 people in Venezuela have staged anti-government protests across the Latin American country, marking the 50th day of rallies against President Nicolas Maduro. The protests were held in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, and other major cities on Saturday. An estimated 160,000 demonstrators marched through Caracas to reach the presidential palace, chanting anti-Maduro slogans and carrying signs that...

Migrant in cold

A migrant walks out of a makeshift shelter at an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, as temperatures dropped to -15 degrees Celsius overnight. (Photo AFP - Andrej Isakovic)

Today in Palmyra

Smoke billows as Syrian regime fighters advance to retake the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. March 03, 2017 - AFP/STR

Migrants weather

A group of migrants, left, gather around a fire to warm themselves in an abandoned warehouse on Jan. 30. Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in freezing conditions in central Belgrade looking for ways to cross the heavily guarded EU borders.

Bangladesh protest

Supporters and sympathizers of the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam participate in a protest rally demanding a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The statue of a woman holding a scale and sword in her hands was installed in December outside the court building. The sculpture is wrapped in a sari, a Bangladeshi...

Romanian gov. members

People carry effigies depicting members of Romanian government during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Romania's government met Sunday to repeal an emergency decree that decriminalizes official misconduct, a law that has prompted massive protests at home and widespread condemnation from abroad. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)