Author Archives: Lenore Koch

Syrian gardeners at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq share the harvest. Kastro Yosef/The Lemon Tree Trust hide caption toggle caption Kastro Yosef/The Lemon Tree Trust Syrian gardeners at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq share the harvest. Kastro Yosef/The Lemon Tree Trust Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are [...]

Italian far-right party activists hold a banner reading “fatherland” during a demonstration against a government proposal to reform citizenship procedures for the descendants of immigrants living in Italy, in Rome, Nov. 4, 2017. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption toggle caption Alessandra Tarantino/AP Italian far-right party activists hold a banner reading “fatherland” during a demonstration against a [...]

It appears the Kurds of northwestern Iraq, who get backing from the U.S., are making a deal with the Syrian regime. They want regime forces to protect them from a Turkish invasion. Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/21/587502683/apparent-new-twist-to-syrias-civil-war-has-implications-for-the-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

It appears the Kurds of northwestern Iraq, who get backing from the U.S., are making a deal with the Syrian regime. They want regime forces to protect them from a Turkish invasion. Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/21/587502683/apparent-new-twist-to-syrias-civil-war-has-implications-for-the-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter run at the 1968 Olympic Games, raise their fists to protest the inequity and discrimination that black people in the U.S. face. Bettmann Archive hide caption toggle caption Bettmann Archive Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter run [...]

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter run at the 1968 Olympic Games, raise their fists to protest the inequity and discrimination that black people in the U.S. face. Bettmann Archive hide caption toggle caption Bettmann Archive Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter run [...]

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, seen here competing with his teammate and wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, has tested positive for a banned substance, the Olympic Athletes from Russia says. The pair won a bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, seen here competing with his teammate and [...]

In Iraq, it’s not easy trying to navigate life as a young woman — particularly when your culture doesn’t give girls many choices. Add war and poverty on top of that and it’s even harder. Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/20/587215492/despite-obstacles-1-yazidi-woman-is-determined-to-change-her-life?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world