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The Algerian Natural Gas Heating Italian Homes — And Causing Social Unrest in Tunisia

The Algerian Natural Gas Heating Italian Homes — And Causing Social Unrest in Tunisia

Three countries — Algeria, Tunisia and Italy — rely heavily on the TransMed natural gas pipeline, albeit for very different reasons. Political and economic instability along the pipeline’s route, particularly through depressed regions of Tunisia, could put all three nations in jeopardy.

How a Family, Amid Israeli Oppression, Survived the Trek From Gaza City to Rafah

How a Family, Amid Israeli Oppression, Survived the Trek From Gaza City to Rafah

We were forced to leave our home on Nov. 11, driven out by Israel against our will. Our family had managed to survive for 29 horrendous days since Israel ordered the north of the Gaza Strip to evacuate south on Oct. 13. I think Israel can't stand the idea of Palestinians making their own decisions — part of the danger of constantly living under a brutal siege. History is repeating itself. Isn't one Nakba enough?

How Kenya’s Youth, Middle Classes and Working Poor Joined Forces

How Kenya’s Youth, Middle Classes and Working Poor Joined Forces

Protests triggered by the introduction of a tax bill broke out in Kenya two weeks ago. Initially coordinated by young people on social media, they drew in other groups as they spilled onto the streets. Amid the destruction, Kenyans are focused on government accountability like never before.

The Holocaust Survivor Who Put His Faith in War Crimes Law

The Holocaust Survivor Who Put His Faith in War Crimes Law

Theodor Meron is a renowned scholar of international law, a Holocaust survivor and a former Israeli diplomat. In 1968, he advised the Israeli government that settling the occupied Palestinian territories violated the Geneva Conventions. In 2024, he concurred with ICC prosecutor Karim Khan’s decision to charge Hamas and Israeli leaders with war crimes.

Why Pilgrims Are Dying on the Hajj

Why Pilgrims Are Dying on the Hajj

A recent overhaul of Saudi Arabia's visa system has caused the rise of an international network of “Hajj racketeers.” When unauthorized pilgrims reach Mecca, stringent new security measures force them to undertake long, arduous treks on foot under the scorching desert sun to fulfill their religious duties.