Traditional medicine plays an important part in many African cultures, but in South Africa, some animal conservationists say endangered and threatened species - such as leopards - are being used to make it.
In an interview with NPR, longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani says his people are re-evaluating their close alliance with the U.S. after the U.S. didn't back the failed independence push that led to his resignation.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Gregory Gause, head of the International Affairs department at Texas A&M University, about changes in political power in Saudi Arabia, and what it means for the region and U.S.-Saudi relations.
Thirty-six bodies, some handcuffed, some showing signs of torture, some shot in the head, were found in an open pit near the Libyan city of Benghazi. It was the largest such discovery since the country's civil war.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with CARE Country Director Wouter Schaap. The humanitarian organization is ramping up its efforts in Syria where thousands have been displaced by ISIS' presence, the country's civil war and other fighting.
After 12 years in power, Kurdish President Massoud Barzani has submitted his resignation and announced that he will not seek another term in office following Kurdistan's referendum on independence last month.