Jason Motlagh appears on WNYC's The Takeaway to discuss buzkashi, Afghanistan's national sport and a window into the politics and culture of the country.
Sámi reindeer-herding families in northern Scandinavia are being hit hard by the impacts of climate change. But some may also suffer from an effort to help address climate change — a big wind farm, being built right through their herding grounds.
Despite alleged sonic assaults, travel advisories, an egg shortage, and new regulations making travel more difficult, Americans keep going to Cuba.
Global warming is heating up the planet. One solution is to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. But low-carbon energy can sometimes create its own problems.
A report for PBS NewsHour shows the challenges faced by three siblings among an estimated 9 million children left in the Chinese countryside by parents working in wealthier cities
A Cuban family treks through a jungle for seven days on foot. Another Cuban man gets stuck in Central America seeking freedom. Listen to their stories on 1A.
The village of Lazarat, Albania, used to be notorious for its lucrative, but illegal marijuana business. Now that the government has cracked down on it, villagers struggle to make a living.
Syria was once home to a robust, highly educated middle class.
In the new era of Cuban migration, Ivo Torres' future depends on being able to answer a key question: in the XXI century, are Cubans political or economic migrants?
Between 2014 and 2016, more than 100,000 Cubans entered the United States on foot. This is the story of three Cubans who made a clandestine voyage from Quito, Ecuador, to El Paso, Texas.
As U.S. awaits Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal, how do Iranians feel about it?
More than 100 people are suing the Catholic Archdiocese on this Pacific island, where for centuries the church has been intertwined with local culture.