Entrepreneurs from some of the world's most crisis-stricken countries convened in Turkey last week. They were there to put Middle Eastern politics aside to connect with like-minded technology enthusiasts and hopefully raise some cash to get their passion projects off the ground.
On a chilly September evening in Novogireyevo, a Moscow suburb of concrete apartment blocks about 16 kilometers east of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin compound, a young woman in an orange hoodie approaches Sasha Mazay with an offer that might save his life.
Rupsona’s kidnappers struck at dusk, when most children in her village in eastern India were outside playing and their parents were resting after tending crops all day. The 14-year-old student had just finished geography class and was walking home along a road lined with rice paddies when she felt a blade at her throat.
Kyrgyzstan is open to extending U.S. military access to the Manas Transit Center, used to supply U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in Afghanistan, following the planned 2014 departure of the troops.