Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko signed an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence. Watch on Al Jazeera. 

Photo by Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants. Read more in The New York Times.