Bosnian-Americans in the Chicago area today welcomed news that longtime war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic had been captured in Serbia. Mladic is expected to stand trial at the International Criminal Court at the Hague for crimes dating back to when he was a Bosnian-Serb General.
Palestinians have a long history of cultural resistance, from lyrical ballads to graffiti and cartoons. Now, it’s expanding to hip hop. Artists are emerging from within the Palestinian territories and beyond.
There’s a cornfield off a busy highway in Northwest Indiana that’s home to a statue of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.
That marble Mary has overheard countless prayers while keeping watch over the town of St. John.
For the last several years, it seemed like China’s economic growth was coupled with a gradual increase in openness. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing were supposed to signal that a new China had emerged.
The sudden wave of unrest in the Middle East may make it appear as though that part of the world has only recently undergone a political awakening. But some activists have been fighting for change for a long time. In some cases their work has forced them to flee and work from afar.