ISIS fighters come back after dark. In many towns in Iraq, government control is surface-deep, and ISIS remains the power to be challenged, or joined.
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In one of the most unlikely career about-turns imaginable, former FARC guerrillas—best known for high profile kidnappings—want you to come stay with them in the jungle as tourists
Designer drugs called ‘bath salts’ in the U.S. are dangerous to Americans, but addiction is epidemic among Russians, especially women. Many shoot up, and many contract HIV/AIDS.
From Moscow to Siberia, and after some 200,000 deaths in the last 30 years, Russia finally is mobilized to address the epidemic.
The so-called Islamic State has left thousands of trauma victims in Iraq. This Kurdish-German psychologist is training the next generation of specialists needed to treat them.
More than a year after ISIS kidnapped them and tore them apart, two Iraqi sisters-in-law reunited in Germany through an unprecedented emergency asylum program.
A Yazidi advocate helped quietly usher 1,100 ISIS survivors to Germany in an unprecedented asylum program.
An army of 2.3 million health workers, most of them women, have helped to virtually eradicate polio in India.
Even in the most remote provinces across Russia and its satellites, in post-industrial towns drowning in discontent, children study in arts schools, learn painting, music or ballet.
The Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan has played grand host to the likes of Churchill, Mitterrand and Agatha Christie—but in the wake of Egypt’s revolution, it’s facing a slow death on the Nile.
Corruption, fear and asbestos dust mar the day-to-day of monotown Asbest. Like hundreds more industrial towns dependent on a single industry, residents search urgently for an exit strategy.
She fell in love with Lake Baikal and for decades struggled to shut down the pulp mill that was polluting it in monotown of Baikalsk. The mill was shut; Baikal was saved — but now she is in trouble.