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The Eye of the Storm

As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.

Sofia Barbarani |

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'We Live and Die Here Like Animals'

The Central African Republic has suffered a horrific collapse. But is the worst violence between the country’s Muslims and Christians yet to come?

Peter Bouckaert |

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Crooked in Caracas

President Nicolas Maduro is promising to knock out graft and corruption. But as election ploys go, this one looks extremely cynical.

Peter Wilson |

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'There Is No Question That the Man Was Poisoned'

On the streets of the West Bank, the conspiracy theories about Arafat’s death are everywhere. But does anyone really care anymore?

Dalia Hatuqa |

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Saudi Arabia's Shadow War

The Kingdom is turning to Pakistan to train Syria’s rebels. It’s a partnership that once went very wrong in Afghanistan. Will history repeat itself?

David Kenner |

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Istanbul's Big Dig

Is there a dark side to Turkey's glittering array of multi-billion-dollar massive infrastructure projects?

Piotr Zalewski |

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'This Is Not a Court, This Is a Coup!'

Shoe-throwing, tirades, and the general chaos at Mohamed Morsy's first day in court.

Bel Trew |

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Teenagers Are Droned, And a Family Cries Out

The U.S. says it was hunting militants on August 8. The dead boys' brother has a different story.

Shuaib Almosawa |

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The Man Who Would Be Warlord

Meet Japan's most controversial, most notorious politician.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Fiesta Del Few

Spain’s economy might technically be growing again, but most people are still feeling the squeeze.

James Badcock |

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The Last Refugee Camp

Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing? 

Nicholas Seeley |

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Cold Comfort

Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.

Asma Ghribi |

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Are Georgia's Elections a Sign of Mature Democracy?

Or, after two years of bitter political feuds, maybe there's more trouble brewing in the Caucasus.

Paul Rimple |

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Will Iceland’s Absurdist Comic Mayor Run for a Staid Second Term?

A visit with Jon Gnarr, the 'best' politician in Reykjavik.

Stephan Faris |

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How Far Can Egypt's Jon Stewart Go Without Being Thrown In Jail?

As the new season of his show premieres, Bassem Youssef tries to find humor in military rule.

David Kenner |

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Russia's New Black Widows

The deadly and mysterious new breed of female suicide bomber.

Yulia Yuzik |

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Rising Up and Rising Down

In Syria's little town that could, the death and resurrection of the witty, profane campaign to show the world the tragedy of civil war.

Amal Hanano |

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At Sea

Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.

Sophia Jones |

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The Long March North

The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle |

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Desert Fury

Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?

Louisa Loveluck |

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No Country for Anyone

The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.

Hania Mourtada |

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The Coiffeur of Cairo

For 50 years, Mahmoud Labib has cut the hair of Egypt's rulers, from Sadat to Mubarak.

Ned Parker |

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The Fugitive

Meet Abu Omar: Al Qaeda busted him out of Abu Ghraib. Now he has gone to fight in Syria.

Harald Doornbos |

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My Booze-Soaked, $12,000 Round-Trip Junket to Nowhere

Qatar Airways sits reporters in vibrating seats, loads them with 39-year-old wine, and never explicitly asks for glowing press coverage.

Shane Harris |

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London Underground

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’s hush-hush propaganda office in the U.K.

Bel Trew |

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Mali 2.0

The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.

Peter Tinti |

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Glowing Greens

Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.

Jillian Keenan |

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Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |

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On the Rocks

Is Venezuela's new president headed for an untimely exit?

Peter Wilson |

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Angie the Revolutionary

How Germany's staid, go-slow chancellor is changing Europe forever.

Paul Hockenos |