Tears and Cheers

The funeral for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died along with the Iranian foreign minister and other officials on May 19 in a helicopter crash near Azerbaijan, was muted compared with the procession for Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killed by an American drone strike...

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Good Talk

Burkina Faso’s military junta will remain in power until 2029, officials said Saturday, shortly after the conclusion of a national dialogue on the transition back to democracy following the coup in 2022, Al Jazeera reported. Army officials, civil society members and lawmakers met for what was...

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The Tree of Life

It’s the iconic image of Africa – a giant, lonely tree on a grassy plain with its almost manicured green crown. This tree, the baobab, also known as the “Tree of Life” or the “Upside-Down Tree,” because of its root-like crown, has fascinated scientists and artists...

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