Carrie Lam was selected as the new chief executive on Sunday by a committee dominated by pro-China voters — the first woman picked to govern Hong Kong. Now police are cracking down on democracy activists.
Yemen's Ansar Allah, better known as the Houthis, were a homegrown religious-political movement receiving little more than moral support from Iran. But their war with Saudi Arabia is causing Iran to send weapons, risking a real proxy war.
The decision of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to stop standing for the national anthem has provoked a lot of debate, to say the least. One part of the argument is about the anthem's little-known third stanza, and whether it is racist.
Sarmad Assali, an Orthodox Christian in Allentown, Pennsylvania, supported Donald Trump for president. She was stunned this weekend when his refugee and immigration restrictions meant her relatives were deported back to Damascus.