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May 25, 2016

The Girl Who Ran Away to Fight ISIS

Joanna Palani was 22 when she dropped out of college to join up as a YPG and Peshmerga fighter on the frontlines of war. She tells us how ISIS soldiers are "easy to kill."

May 16, 2016

The Taliban Is Publicly Executing Women Again

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, they would shoot women for so-called "moral crimes" in front of stadium crowds. Activists fear that the terrorist group is going back to the bad old days of public executions.

Apr 22, 2016

What It's Like to Raise Kids in a Refugee Camp

Samaa fled the Syrian war for Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp, where she has lived for almost half a decade with her four children. She's one of thousands of women left stranded by the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.