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Watching Gogol as the Grad Rockets Fly

One theater troupe's fight to bring fine art to the Donetsk People's Republic.

Lily Hyde |

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The Disappearances That Broke the Camel's Back

The Peña Nieto administration is eager to move on from the country’s latest security crisis, but Mexicans are refusing to let the government off the hook.

Julie Schwietert Collazo |

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Haiti's Political Crisis Is About to Get Worse

No elections, an empty Senate, violent protests on the streets of Port-au-Prince -- and Haiti's unrest is just getting started.

Peter Granitz |

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Prelude to a Demolition

Sadness, mistrust, and house demolitions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood that gave birth to two terrorists.

Dalia Hatuqa |

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In a New Ukraine, the Sun Rises in the West

Why a media baron's new political party may hold the key to the country's future.

Annabelle Chapman |

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North Korea, Open for Business

Life in Rason, a special economic zone far from the police state in Pyongyang, is ... well ... almost normal.

Rudiger Frank |

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'It Looked Like a Pogrom'

The grisly murder of four rabbis in Jerusalem marks the latest attack in a wave of violence that Israeli leaders are struggling to contain.

Yardena Schwartz |

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Iraq's Dubai Hits the Pause Button

With the Islamic State on their doorstep, Kurdish leaders have scaled back their once grandiose ambitions to focus on ensuring the survival of their enclave.

Jane Arraf |

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Tired and Angry, Mexico's Protests Show No Signs of Abating

The fury over the killing of 43 students in Ayotzinapa has galvanized the country, and highlighted the rift between old-school leftists and President Peña Nieto’s economic reforms.

Laura Carlsen |

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Greece's Neo-Nazis Were Scarier Than Anyone Imagined

Prosecutors in the trials to disband Golden Dawn claim the group slaughtered sheep to practice knife techniques, carried around bazookas, and was training to “break into parliament with tanks.”

Yiannis Baboulias |

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The Only Sultan I've Ever Known

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the man who built modern, moderate Oman, may be on his deathbed. Omanis hope for the best and fear what could come next.

Vivian Nereim |

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If a Tree Falls Without a Permit...

One year after Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc across the Philippines, the country is turning to illegal loggers to help bring one of its most important industries back from the brink.

Fatima Arkin |

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Statue of Memory

Bulgaria commemorates a murdered dissident -- and takes a symbolic step toward reckoning with its communist past.

Matthew Brunwasser |

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How Do You Say 'Gridlock' in Burmese?

President Obama is arriving in Burma amid a crisis in the country's democratic transition.

Larry Jagan |

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8 Things That Were Better in East Germany*

Remembering the "glory days" of nudity, breast milk, and recycling 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Paul Hockenos |

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Breaking Badr

Meet Hadi al-Amiri, the unabashedly pro-Iranian leader of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite militia. His bloodthirsty fighters might be Baghdad's best hope of stopping the Islamic State.

Susannah George |

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No Escape From Sinjar Mountain

The world’s attention may have moved on, but there are thousands of beleaguered Yazidis still stuck in the wilderness, surrounded by the Islamic State.

Alice Su |

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The Pulpit Takes On a Plague

While some Liberian religious leaders are harnessing fears over the Ebola outbreak to further an anti-gay agenda, other churches are preaching peace, calm, and a chlorine rinse.

Laurie Garrett |

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The Gangs of Iraq

Marauding pro-government militias are using the fight against the Islamic State as a pretext to destroy Sunni Arab communities across the country.

Tirana Hassan |

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Journey to the Center of an Epidemic

From New York to Brussels to Dakar to Monrovia: Day One of the trip to see Ebola-ravaged Liberia, up close and personal.

Laurie Garrett |

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'Obama Is to America What Scott Is to Zambia'

Why does the first white head of state in an African democracy come as such a surprise?

Alexander Mutale |

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Germany's Revolution in Small Batch, Artisanal Energy

The industrial engine of Europe is increasingly powered by backyard windmills and locally owned solar panels. And this complex, patchwork system just might be the future of sustainable energy.

Paul Hockenos |

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'A Declaration of War' in Jerusalem

As Mahmoud Abbas rails against the Temple Mount closing, a volatile and divided city is poised to explode.

Gregg Carlstrom |

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Questioning the Faith in the Cradle of Islam

In Saudi Arabia, a new generation is pushing back against the government’s embrace of fundamentalism. But is the kingdom ready for nonbelievers?

Caryle Murphy |

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Eastern Ukraine's Fake State Is About to Elect a Fake Prime Minister

The region is under constant shelling. Its borders change daily. It's not even clear what powers this new government will have. But darn it, the Donetsk People’s Republic is holding an election on Sunday.

Lily Hyde |

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Ukraine Wins

A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country.

James Kirchick |

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Notes From the Ursine Underworld

While wildlife activists focus on rhinos and elephants, Asia’s bears are succumbing to a poaching problem of their own.

Robert Carmichael |

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ISIS in the Suburbs

The Iraqi Army claims that Baghdad is secure. But in Abu Ghraib, just 40 minutes away, the Islamic State’s presence can be felt everywhere.

Susannah George |

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The Forgotten Yazidis

The refugees who once captured the world's attention now sit outside the spotlight, wondering how they will survive the winter.

Sheren Khalel |

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Pack It Up, Pack It In

Thirteen years after Wisconsin’s 829th Engineer Co. deployed to build Afghanistan’s war infrastructure, they’re back to tear it apart and take it home.

Meg Jones |