A billboard showing the face of Sheikh Sattar Abu Risha founder and hero of the Awakening movement who was assassinated by a suicide bomb in 2007 outside of Zangura in Iraq's desert in Anbar province--where some of the fiercest battles between U.S. forces and insurgents and later between the Awakening movement and al-Qaeda took place, Ramadi, Iraq, Oct. 2008.
Evaporated. Syria is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists. More than 60 have been killed there since the war began, and many others have been kidnapped, becoming pawns in the conflict. The author picks up the trail of two colleagues, Austin Tice and Jim Foley, who vanished in 2012.
Contests | World Press Photo - Arko Data, 2005. In 2004, the war in Iraq was far from over. Winning photos showed different aspects of the conflict, including US soldiers conducting raids in search of insurgents and weapons, and portraits of US veterans injured for life.
Terrorism deeply affected this nation, which has been controlled by Islamic military regimes since its independence. Violence is rife in the Darfur region between government-backed militias, government troops and local insurgent groups. Sudan has been in open warfare with Chad partly due to the Darfur conflict. More than two million people have died during the 2 civil wars that spanned the last 50 years.
IT'S SYRIA.. THEY'RE ALL THE "WRONG HANDS".. On May 6th, the head of the Syrian opposition said he plans to ask the U.S. for anti-aircraft missiles and will also "try to convince American officials that the weapons [will] not fall into the wrong hands."