Arctic wildfires could turn Siberia's boreal forest from a carbon sink to a source of greenhouse gases. The process would hasten the already rapid pace of global warming.
Marvin Kalb explains the vague policies of both the U.S. and Russia concerning Crimea's sovereignty and possible Western military intervention in Ukraine.
Putin's Russia has allowed violence against the LGBT community to spike.
Some Syrians who came to Russia with work visas now find themselves trapped. With little chance of gaining legal status, they face exploitation from employers and police.
With Syria engulfed in civil war, here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.
No tourists, frightened Tatars, and Russians have taken all the jobs. Welcome to Crimea in winter.
Amnesty International in France featured Misha Friedman's story of a gay couple forced to flee their home in Crimea due to discrimination.
For many Syrians, Russia was a second motherland, thanks to longtime ties between Damascus and Moscow. But since the Syrian war began, Syrians have discovered Russia is a trap.
Irina, a drug user for almost 30 years, is one of those most at risk following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Pasha is a transgender person from Sevastopol, Crimea, but Russia's annexation of the peninsula earlier this year threw his whole life into chaos. Today he is a refugee in Kiev.
The government crackdown on Russia's activist LGBT community is mirrored by a surge in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
Intravenous drug users in Russian-annexed Crimea experience the effects of the transition. The substitution therapy they once relied upon is illegal under Russian law.