A Yazidi advocate helped quietly usher 1,100 ISIS survivors to Germany in an unprecedented asylum program.
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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.
Millions of unnecessary deaths may result from Russia's refusal to implement accepted AIDS prevention and harm-reduction measures.
The Russian government refuses to adopt measures to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic that will soon result in millions of deaths. Gregory Gilderman reports from St. Petersburg.
In her new book, Kathryn Joyce uncovers how conservative Christians have come to dominate the international adoption market with practices that often amount to trafficking.
In a country where abuse behind closed doors is still considered a family affair, one countryside theater company tries to tackle an issue that's unspeakable for most.
Looking for new ways to save their souls, Russians flock to self-proclaimed dieties of the frozen north and wait for the end.
To prepare for the end of the world—a.k.a. the Mayan calendar’s doomsday on Dec. 21—Russians are clearing out the store shelves in the far north and east, the first place the apocalypse will hit.