Or rather it doesnt. The World Trade Organization (OMC in French) is in crisis. While it is supposed to regulate 98% of international trade, between its 164 country members, i.e. just about all countries, it has totally failed to update rules mostly ...


Every country has its favourite sport. In England, football is the undisputed leader. In India, a huge home audience, running into the hundreds of thousands, is obsessed with cricket. America calls its annual baseball championship the World Series even ...


11 December 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the First Chechen War. Though by no means the only conflict to beset the imploding Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the War in Chechnya came to epitomise the chaos and wanton destruction of ...


The Tour du Faso is one of the world's great cycle races. It covers 1,306 kilometres across Burkina Faso every October and has been won 15 out of the past 32 times by local Burkinab teams since its inception in 1987. Until 1998 it was reserved for ...


For Aboriginal communities in Australia's Northern Territory, lack of opportunities and extreme isolation are often coupled with substance abuse, domestic violence and suicide. The annual "carnival", however, brings far flung indigenous ...


Uluru, or Ayers Rock as it was previously known, is one of Australia's most recognisable landmarks which has featured in the background of countless tourist photographs for decades. Considered sacred by local Anangu Aboriginal people, the huge sandstone ...


Crocodiles are sacred in Timor Leste, one of the world's youngest and least developed countries which seceded from Indonesia in the late 1990s. Locals call them 'Abo', or grandfather in the Tetum language, and revere them through their foundation myth ...


From the statue of Christ at Tupungato one can look out over the vast floodplains of the Valle De Uco. The Andes mountains rise imposingly to the the west and laid out below are rows of poplar and cypress trees, protecting acre after acre of ...


Over the past 10 years, the weather in the Arctic has been changing at an unprecedented rate. In the summer of 2019, air temperatures of 31 C and water temperatures of 20 C were recorded in Alaska, a rise of 3 to 4 degrees C and thus way above the 1.5 ...


In 2012 and 2013, I re-traced the historical migrations of my Mennonite ancestors. I followed their centuries-long journey through Europe, Russia and Siberia, photographing the places and people that had been left behind. I sought an ethereal connection ...


This story is about how the worlds largest and most destructive industrial project is impacting Indigenous communities. But it is also about so much more than that. The oil sands are just one example of how centuries of Canadian settler colonialism is ...


The Mahafaly plateau in southeastern Madagascar is one of the driest regions in the country. It only rains a few times a year and the little rain that does fall is immediately absorbed by the porous lime soil. There are no rivers, no lakes or any other ...


The tough sport of bare-knuckle boxing is making a comeback in the UK after being largely ignored for decades. It is run by Ultimate Bare Knuckle Boxing (UBKB), the only bare-knuckle academy in the UK, and is based in a gym in Warrington in the Northwest...


The Sahel divides the sands of the Sahara from the tropical forests of Africa, the mainly Arab North from sub-Saharan black African nations in the South, and nomadic pastoralists from sedentary agricultural communities. It is home to around 125 million ...


There are over 150 million malnourished children in the world today. This contributes to three million child deaths a year. A new photo exhibition co-produced by Concern Worldwide and Panos Pictures shares the stories of individuals behind the statistics...


Hasankeyf is one of the oldest human settlements in the world, located on the banks of the Tigris River in Turkey. It has been continuously inhabited for the past 12,000 years yet this cultural treasure is about to be erased forever. Located in ...