March 10, 2016 /
Impoverished young men have menaced the city of Zinder with rapes and murders. Now Boko Haram wants to turn their ultra-violence into a weapon of war.
March 4, 2016 /
Iranians have voted out opponents of the nuclear deal. But they're still worried the United States won't live up to its side of the bargain.
March 1, 2016 /
Tehran says it backs the Syrian cease-fire—but only if it can still hammer “terrorists” the West sees as the valid opposition to Assad.
February 3, 2016 /
When the outbreak hit West Africa, fevers spiked—and so did rates of teenage pregnancy.
January 19, 2016 /
The university targeted by al-Shabab last year has reopened. Will Kenya's softer, gentler approach to counterterrorism keep it safe?
January 14, 2016 /
Tsai Ing-wen looks like she's about to win the upcoming presidential election on Taiwan, and if she does, the one-China idea, so important to Beijing, will have suffered a stunning defeat.
January 5, 2016 /
What China's huge water transfer project means for those at both ends of the pipeline.
January 4, 2016 /
On the Greek island of Lesbos, thousands of Syrians are arriving each day. But will empathy for an earlier flood of refugees trump the fear of being overrun?
December 8, 2015 /
The epidemic has waned, but the virus still threatens the lives of women and children in West Africa.
November 2, 2015 /
The Russian president’s intervention in Syria is driven by fear of Islamic extremism among his country’s own Muslim minority. But rather than squelching the threat, it’s poised to make it worse.