Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:
Saturday, April 15, 2017
In the heavily secular country, Catholic Francois Fillon has been the only one of 11 candidates to speak openly about his religion. It may be keeping his scandal-tinged campaign afloat.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Christians voting in France's presidential election are sticking by the only openly religious candidate in the race, conservative Francois Fillon, even as he faces corruption charges.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
In February, Montenegro's special prosecutor announced that "Russian state bodies" had backed a plot to overthrow the government and kill the prime minister. A trial is expected to begin this fall.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Matt Bodner of The Moscow Times discusses Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with officials in Russia. Also, Sean Spicer has apologized for remarks about Hitler and chemical weapons.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
"I always thought there was much space to write, to think, in Ramallah, especially," says novelist Abbad Yahya. "I feel that this space has now disappeared." He's now in hiding, fearing arrest.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Luka Maksimovic has made wild promises and offered cash for votes. "Life must be really bad for us if we are voting for a young comedian running for president under a fake persona," says a supporter.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
A comedian with a fake name and a horse is winning over voters in Serbia by declaring he is a corrupt thief. He's a parody of how Serbs see their politicians, and he's running second in the polls.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
In one small neighborhood in Jerusalem, a group of Israelis and Palestinians has been trying to learn each others' languages and become better neighbors.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Israelis and Palestinians are taking in the meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — where U.S. policy seemed to turn more toward some Israeli priorities.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet President Trump, who might be changing U.S. policy on settlements, Jerusalem and Israel's adversary — Iran.
Friday, February 10, 2017
One of the fundraisers for a group that's raised millions for a seminary in the settlement is Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel. Trump and his son-in-law have made donations to the group.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
A Jewish settlement in the West Bank has specific ties to the Trump administration. It's supported by the man Trump named to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. He's appreciated on the streets of Beit El.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Israeli parliament has approved thousands of homes for Jewish settlers that had been built without permission in the West Bank. Palestinians condemned the law.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Jewish settlers in a two-decades-old West Bank outpost — considered illegal even under Israeli law — were told to evacuate. Some swear to fight the order while Palestinians hope to get access to land they once owned.
Monday, January 23, 2017
This week, Israel will sentence a soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian man last year in Hebron. A Palestinian shoemaker recorded a video of the shooting, which was shown at the trial.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
In Jerusalem, four Israeli soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a truck drove into a group. Israeli officials say the driver, a Palestinian man, was shot shortly after the incident.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
An Israeli court convicted a soldier of manslaughter for shooting to death a wounded Palestinian knife attacker. A video showed the soldier firing on the man who lay wounded on the ground, touching off a nationwide debate.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
There's a church right next to the Christmas Market attacked in Berlin last week. Yesterday, the Pastor there delivered his Christmas sermon.