Unrest

Minnesota vigils mourn Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked protests in Iran
Demonstrators plan to gather in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday to protest the death of a 22-year-old woman in Iran in police custody earlier this month. That's after a vigil for Mahsa Amini was held at the University of Minnesota on Thursday.
Why Iranian women are burning their hijabs after the death of Mahsa Amini
Amini, 22, died Friday, several days after she was arrested in Tehran by the country's "morality police" for violating hijab laws. Her death has sparked outrage and protests across the country.
There's chaos in Kazakhstan. Here's what you need to know
A New Year's Day doubling of gas prices sent shock waves through the country, sparking deadly unrest that has engulfed the Central Asian nation. But the origins of discontent run much deeper.
Minnesota couple helps Afghans escape, build life in America
A Minnesota woman who worked as an agricultural adviser in the hinterlands of Afghanistan has been using her own time and money to get the Afghans who worked for her program out of the country. So far, five of the men and their families have made it out with Caroline Clarin's help.
Jaleel Stallings sues Minneapolis and MPD over excessive force
Jaleel Stallings filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the city of Minneapolis and 19 police officers. He says police used excessive force during the unrest following George Floyd’s murder and then lied in their reports that he’d been resisting arrest.
Twins host winter clothing drive Saturday for Afghan refugees
Donations collected at the event by Target Field will aid Afghan families housed at military bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. Organizers are specifically requesting winter gear for children and adults.
Wisconsin military base turns into a small city as Afghans await resettlement
Some 13,000 Afghan refugees who escaped the Taliban forces find themselves in an Army base in rural Wisconsin. They await resettlement in communities across the nation.
How to talk about 9/11 with a new generation of kids
Students today have no memory of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, so this year's anniversary poses unique challenges for educators and caregivers trying to explain what happened and why.
Dozens of Westerners to fly from Kabul on commercial flight
Afghanistan's Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, Qatari officials said on Thursday, marking the airport's first such flight since U.S. forces withdrew from the country.