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Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz trapped on the ‘roof of the world’

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(AFP) – For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains with their herds of livestock. Today they are stuck on the “roof of the world” – caught in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor with little hope of …

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Court affirms $25 million Trump University settlement

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LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A federal appeals court cleared the way Tuesday for students who claim they were duped by the now-defunct Trump University to get most of their money back. The $25 million settlement, approved in March, had been threatened by a lone objector, Florida lawyer and Trump University …

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Book culture returns to Iraq’s post-jihadist Mosul

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Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls – Mosul’s cultural scene is back in business, months after Iraqi forces ousted the Islamic State group from the city following three years of jihadist rule. At the “Book Forum” cafe, men and women, young and old, sit passionately debating literature, music, politics …

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