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Ashraf Ghani's Struggle

The iconoclastic anthropologist is taking over Afghanistan’s presidency with high hopes and big ideas.

Sune Engel Rasmussen |

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The Modi Show

Watching the Indian prime minister's Madison Square Garden speech to a fawning diaspora. 

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Stay of Expulsion

The government may not be kicking international aid workers out of South Sudan after all, but rising tensions between the two are getting worse -- and hurting the people who desperately need their help.

Andrew Green |

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'Being an American Is All She Knew'

Minor infractions are sending Cambodian refugees back to a land they hardly recognize -- and once fled in terror.

Katya Cengel |

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Welcoming the Flood

Thousands of Kurdish refugees have fled the besieged Syrian city of Kobani across the border into Turkey. But the warm reception may not last long.

David Kenner |

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Germany's Jewish Problem

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Germany. But is Angela Merkel doing anything about it?

Benjamin Weinthal |

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Warsaw's Backbench Steps Forward

The dynamic duo of Donald Tusk and Radoslaw Sikorski turned Poland into a European foreign-policy power player. What happens now that they're gone?

Jan Cienski |

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Keep 'Em Coming, Kurds Say

Besieged Kurds in Syria and Iraq see the United States' bombing campaign against the Islamic State as a good start -- but not enough.

Mohammed A. Salih |

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Hanging by a Thread

The U.N.'s new mission to the war-torn Central African Republic needs more money, manpower, and training. How can it possibly succeed?

Benedict Moran |

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Is Ebola the Beginning of the End of the World?

As deaths rise in Monrovia and the sick cluster in gutters outside overcrowded treatment centers, many people are turning to God for answers -- and salvation.

Clair MacDougall |

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'We Were Being Killed for Something We Didn’t Even Know'

Two years after South Africa's Marikana miners' strike and massacre, neither Lungisile Madwantsi -- nor his country -- has healed.

Jack Shenker |

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Scottish Hangover

A day after their referendum on independence, Scots take stock.

Peter Geoghegan |

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The Admiral's Revenge

Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.

Se-Woong Koo |

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'They Made Us Take the Seat of Death'

Meet a man executed by the Islamic State -- who survived.

Lauren Bohn |

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Trading With Terrorists, Ukraine-Style

He doesn’t work for the government. He doesn’t wear a uniform. Meet the mysterious deal broker who’s freeing Ukraine’s prisoners of war.

Alec Luhn |

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Ruins and Rising in Luhansk

In eastern Ukraine, residents take advantage of a tenuous cease-fire to re-roof their houses, turn on the street lights, and see how they like their first taste of peacetime autonomy.

Alec Luhn |

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¡Bienvenido, Habibi!

How Latin America is opening its arms to Syrian refugees.

Sibylla Brodzinsky |

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If a Clod Be Washed Away by the Sea, Europe Is the Less

In Scotland's far north, the Isle of Lewis -- closer to Reykjavik than to London -- ponders independence.

Peter Geoghegan |

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'Our Hands and Arms Are Tied'

Turkey may be the most important U.S. coalition partner in the fight against the Islamic State. But getting it on board won't be easy.

Piotr Zalewski |

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#DavidHaines

Why the public reaction to one man's brutal murder could push Britain to become a stronger ally in the fight against the Islamic State.

Nabeelah Jaffer |

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Escape From Gorlivka

Volunteers are risking life and limb to help evacuate those left behind in the wreckage of eastern Ukraine.

Lily Hyde |

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Meet the Badass Women Fighting the Islamic State

Guerrillas from Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party are on the front lines in northern Iraq. Many of the organization's leaders, including 24-year-old Avesta, are women.

Mohammed A. Salih |

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Personal Effects

As Dutch authorities release their report on the downing of MH17, the crash site remains unprotected and the locals are still in denial.

Alec Luhn |

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'If You Take Away Land, You Take Away Life'

Cambodia's prime minister made a promise to tackle the country's most nagging social problem. Now his compatriots are taking him at his word.

Christina Larson |

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Brain Food in the Land of Khat-Chewers

Can a book festival mend wounds created by war and perhaps even counter religious extremism in an isolated corner of the Horn of Africa?

Michela Wrong |

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If a Grad Rocket Falls During a Cease-Fire…

How do you make peace in Ukraine when none of the people with guns are listening?

Alec Luhn |

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Showdown in Scotland

With the independence referendum looming, public opinion is shocking the political establishment by shifting in favor of a break from the United Kingdom. Should Europe prepare the welcome mat for a brand-new country?

Peter Geoghegan |

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Anatomy of a Bloodbath

Ukraine's volunteer fighters who survived the massacre at Ilovaisk describe a harrowing escape -- with no help from the army that claimed to have their backs.

Alec Luhn |

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Bibi's Next Battle

Forget Hamas. The Israeli prime minister is now facing a war within his own government.

Gregg Carlstrom |

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Trophies From an Incomprehensible War

As fighting rages in the east, one Slovyansk museum is already trying to tell the story of the war in Ukraine, one bullet-riddled helmet at a time.

Lily Hyde |