September 16, 2014 / Newsweek
James Harkin
Since the first week of July, Kobani has been under intense attack on all fronts. Though the results of the campaign are inconclusive, it’s clear that the Islamists are making incremental gains.
September 9, 2014 / The Washington Post
Sebastian Meyer
Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Iraqi government soldiers and Shiite militiamen take two towns from ISIL militants.
September 8, 2014 /
Tom Hundley, Jenna Krajeski
While Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil, it is still consumed by the traumatic effects of decades of sectarian fighting.
June 26, 2014 / The Guardian
James Harkin
Parents anxiously await news of their teenaged sons who were kidnapped from bus by Islamic militants in Syria.
Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
June 26, 2014
James Harkin
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
June 25, 2014
Amelia Warshaw, Paul Salopek
During his passage through Saudi Arabi, Paul Salopek experiences first-hand the struggle Hejazis are having reconciling memories of their homeland with the realities of the new Middle East.
June 23, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi youth remain devout but want more openness in how their faith is practiced.
June 16, 2014 / Untold Stories
Ari Daniel
Negotiating Beirut's fluid rules of the road.
June 12, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi Arabia finds itself in the midst of major social change as the relationship between the House of Saud and its official religious establishment shift.
June 9, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
After decades of declining popularity under the ascendance of political Islam, Arabism is seeing a revival of sorts among Saudi youth as a way out of the sectarian conflicts now gripping the region.
June 6, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
The kingdom's official version of Islam, Wahhabism, has dampened Saudi creativity and impeded government modernization programs. But reform is in the air.
May 19, 2014
Tom Hundley
Last week Turkey began burying the dead from the country’s worst-ever coal mining disaster. The toll is expected to exceed 300.
May 15, 2014 / The New Yorker
Jenna Krajeski
Coal is Turkey’s most exploited indigenous source of energy. And it is at the center of political power.

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