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A brochure advertising the diving resort in Arous, Sudan, which was secretly run by Israeli Mossad agents.

Israel’s elite Mossad unit set up a luxury diving resort in the 1980s as a front to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of Sudan. Here’s what it wa...

Mossad agents posed as hotel staff and diving instructors at the Arous beach resort by day, and evacuated refugees out of the continent by night.
Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the coast of British Columbia, is known as the "Galápagos of the North."

Forget the Galápagos and Iceland — here are 10 under-the-radar destinations to visit in 2020 if you want to escape the crowds

Intrepid Travel's "Not Hot" list highlights off-the-beaten-path and emerging places to ease the effects of overtourism.
Five lions are starving at a zoo in Sudan because staff are reportedly unable to get them enough food and medical care.

Horrifying images of starving lions in a Sudan zoo have prompted a worldwide campaign to save them

Staff at the zoo have reportedly resorted to using their own money to try and feed the lions and provide medical care.
Kashmir suffered the longest-ever internet shutdown to happen in a democracy this year.

Government-imposed internet blackouts cost the global economy $8 billion in 2019, and 2020 could be even worse

The three countries hardest hit by the economic cost of internet shutdowns in 2019 were Iraq, Sudan, and India.
Screenshot of Russian soldiers in the Syrian desert.

These are the countries where Russia’s shadowy Wagner Group mercenaries operate

Two members of the Wagner Group were arrested on allegations of spying in Libya. They were reportedly trying to install Gaddafi's son in power.
The authoritarian regime of Sudan was one Hacking Team client.

Crypto exchange Coinbase hired mercenaries who sold spyware to Saudi Arabia and Sudan —then fired them after backlash

Coinbase says it parted ways with staffers after reports linked them to a firm that sold spyware to repressive regimes to monitor dissidents.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly paying up to $10,000 to Sudanese militiamen, including child soldiers, to fight in their brutal war in Yemen

The New York Times reported that soldiers as young as 14 were being recruited by the Saudi-led coalition.
Mossad agents operated the Arous beach resort as a front.

Israel set up an entire fake luxury resort in the 1980s as a front for Mossad to evacuate Jews from Sudan

Mossad agents at the Arous tourist resort posed as diving instructors, hotel managers, and staff.

The world’s last northern white rhino, who showed ‘what extinction looks like,’ was captured in this stunning photo before he died

Sudan's story, and the story of the northern white rhinoceros, is emblematic of how destructive the relationship between humans and animals can be.