People crossing city crosswalk in front of cars (© Roy Essoyan/AP Images)

Iran: A thriving modern society before 1979 revolution [photo essay]

These photographs show how Iran was a thriving modern society before the 1979 revolution. They also attest to Iran's potential to become one again.
President Trump and two people in uniform saluting; Trump quote about American strength as deterrent (The White House/Shealah Craighead)

President Trump on U.S. resolve against Iran [infographic]

In remarks from the White House, President Trump emphasized the importance of America's role in peace and stability in the Middle East.
Man climbing over fence into compound (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuela’s National Assembly re-elects Juan Guaidó as leader

Former President Nicolás Maduro tried to block an election in Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's one remaining democratic body.
Three men seated, raising hands to vote under Venezuela government seal (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.
Secretary Pompeo walking from helicopter (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Pompeo’s 2019 travel [photo gallery]

As U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is always on the go. Join us as we retrace his steps in some of the countries on his 2019 itinerary.
Woman waving a Venezuelan flag in the center of a group of people (© Leonardo Fernandez/ AP Images)

Maduro election tactics: Threaten, exile, detain, bribe

As the former regime continues to extort, imprison and physically threaten members of Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's democracy disintegrates.
Man holding white-gloved hand up as he stands in front of large building (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

Why is China so afraid of a free press?

According to a new global survey, more journalists are imprisoned in China than in any other country, as the result of Chinese Communist Party actions.
A map of Europe that includes flag insignias of China and the European Union

Beijing’s attempted censorship in Europe

Beijing uses economic and political power to try to threaten European countries and institutions into censoring events and conversations it doesn't like.
A shirtless child wearing a surgical mask and a slingshot around his neck making peace signs (© Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

In photos: Protesters around the world demand their rights

See photographs of protests from Venezuela, Iran and Iraq as citizens around the world demand their rights and fundamental freedoms.