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Barbarians at the Gates of Baghdad

How long can Iraq’s besieged forces hold out against the Islamic State?

Susannah George |

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Meet the Kingmakers of Brasilia

Whoever wins the Brazilian presidential runoff on Oct. 26 better be ready to kiss the ring of the PMDB.

Miriam Wells |

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This Is Why You Can't Have Nice Guns

Syria's moderate rebels are brawling among themselves in the streets of Turkey. And these are the people the White House wants to arm?

David Kenner |

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Turkey Isn't Abandoning the Kurds

In fact, Ankara is offering them desperately needed medical and humanitarian help -- all as part of its effort to win public support in case the peace process with its own Kurdish insurgents falls apart.

Yusuf Sayman |

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The One Muslim Country That Loves America Is Developing an Extremist Problem

Kosovars are traveling to the Middle East to fight the same U.S.-led forces that once helped secure their country’s freedom.

Valerie Hopkins |

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The Resurrection of Nicolas Sarkozy

France’s enfant terrible ex-president is back and basking in the limelight. 

Tracy McNicoll |

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The Bumbling Bigots of Budapest

A would-be white nationalist conference in Hungary ends with confusion, chicken paprikash, and not much else.

Paul Brian |

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Who's Running This Joint, Anyway?

Two governments are competing to rule Libya -- but it may be the militias that wield the real power.

Mary Fitzgerald |

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Vlad Is Rad

Meet the hipster wing of Putin’s propaganda machine.

Alec Luhn |

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What's Stopping Turkey From Saving Kobani?

Ankara can't seem to make up its mind about who's the bigger enemy: the Islamic State or the Kurds.

David Kenner |

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From Outcasts to Kingmakers

The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.

Peter Salisbury |

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The Peat Monster

Finland's pristine environment has been ruined, activists say, by an out-of-control energy giant -- turning once pristine lakes into brown pools teeming with "monkey disease."

Britt Peterson |

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The Umbrella Movement Playlist

Stirring, profane, always authentic: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have developed a rich musical culture.

Doug Meigs |

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Thug Politics, Kiev

Oleh Lyashko gets into fist fights, kidnaps rebels, and supplies militias (or so he claims). Meet the radical populist who could play kingmaker in post-Maidan Ukraine.

Charles McPhedran |

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Tackling Ebola, One Broadcast at a Time

Health workers aren’t the only ones fighting Ebola -- so are radio journalists, hip-hop singers, and imams.

Peter Tinti |

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The Curious Case of Moazzam Begg

As Britain grapples with what to do about citizens returning from Syria, a prominent terrorism case raises more questions than answers.

Ruth Michaelson |

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'We Cannot Go Back to Myanmar'

Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been living on the Thai border for decades. Now they may be forced to return to the country they once fled.

Henry Zwartz |

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'Everybody Will Be Responsible if a Massacre Happens'

Kurdish officials say they have been betrayed by the Turkish government, which is preventing them from fighting the Islamic State in besieged Kobani.

David Kenner |

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Better the Dilma You Know…

Brazil's incumbent is on track for re-election. But that's mostly because there's no one better.

Jill Langlois |

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Where Hong Kong Hits Home

Singapore watches its twin city from afar, and considers its own future.

Grace Chua |

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The Toxic Politics of Ebola

In Guinea, the epidemic isn’t just killing people. It’s threatening to tear the country apart.

Peter Tinti |

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The Last Safe Place

A small clinic in an eastern Turkish city provides Syrians injured in the war with much-needed help. But the facility is quickly running out of cash -- and the doctors who operate it blame the war on the Islamic State for their troubles. 

David Kenner |

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Country of God

In long-Catholic Brazil, the burgeoning evangelical population has become a dynamic political force -- and could even choose the country’s next president.

Adriana Carranca |

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In Peril on the Shore

Thousands of people have died this year trying to reach Europe from North Africa’s coasts. But for these would-be migrants, the danger begins long before they take to the sea.

Bel Trew |

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'I Am Only Looking Up to Paradise'

The French government doesn't have to worry about Abu Mariam coming home from the jihad in Syria. He wants to go to heaven.

Loubna Mrie |

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Too Many, Too Late

Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels have been begging for U.S. airstrikes for years. Now that the bombs are falling, they wish Washington would send its planes back home.

David Kenner |

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Cluster Bombs in Potato Fields and Tripwires on the Cow Path

Cleaning up after five months of war in eastern Ukraine.

Alec Luhn |

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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 |