November 9, 2013 /
Louie Palu's photographs expose the bloody drug-related crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
September 24, 2013 /
The U.S. has long seen the Middle East and South Asia as the central battlegrounds in the war against Islamist militants. That's changing: the new face of terror is an African one.
September 1, 2013 /
Dodging potholes, hustlers, and the Taliban—Jeffrey Stern explains how to drive in a country going through a military withdrawal.
July 23, 2013 /
U.S. forces are withdrawing, and the Taliban has stepped up the intensity and frequency of its attacks. But has there been enough progress in Kabul that can't be undone? A view from the rooftops.
July 20, 2013 /
The difference between walking normally and limping with polio for the rest of a life can be less that $1,000. Corrective surgeries at St. Stephen's Hospital are done at a low cost.
July 8, 2013 /
Nepal is one of just a few countries to significantly lower the number of women dying in childbirth. Still, until the status of women in society improves, childbirth will remain perilous.
July 1, 2013 /
In a remote region of Tajikistan, the government used U.S.-trained special forces to aggressively pursue local warlords. The operation backfired — the special forces suffered a humiliating defeat.
June 7, 2013 /
How China's great malaria breakthrough is drowning in a sea of fakes.
May 21, 2013 /
Public health workers have taken on the mission of vaccinating 170 million children under the age of five.
April 9, 2013 /
As demand for palm oil grows, thousands of child laborers toil on Malaysia's plantations.