Timbuktu: The caravan city harbors ancient manuscripts, al Qaeda insurgents, and a world of intrigue.
A slideshow presentation of National Geographic reporter Brent Stirton's reporting trip to Timbuktu. Based on an article in the January 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Sudan's Abyei region, considered a microcosm of the Sudanese struggle for national identity, will likely be critical to the success or failure of a North-South peace deal.
A black flag waved ominously over a pile of rocks next to a soccer goal, in Gani Memorial Stadium in Srinagar, Kashmir. It was June 11, the first day of the World Cup.
Whether they’ve looked at the trees, the insects, or the jaguars, scientists have agreed that Yasuní National Park in Ecuador’s Amazonian rain forest is one of the most diverse places on earth. But nature left one thing underground that could seal the fate of all that life above: Nearly one billion barrels of oil.
Kashmir's tourist houseboats may shut down due to pollution, overcrowding.
The Deepwater Horizon accident reminds us that oil drilling is dirty business.
Ecuadorans know this fact. They’ve lived off, and with, oil for more than three decades. For many Ecuadorans, oil promised riches but delivered ruin. Along with great wealth, for a few, it stimulated political vice and the noxious excretions.
Tiputini Research Site, Ecuador--Do the world's tribes enjoy any pastimes in common? Probably not. But one lazy afternoon, four guys raised far from one another delighted in a mutual passion in the forest of the Amazon basin of eastern Ecuador, giving renewed hope of cross cultural harmony.
The Kolahoi glacier in Kashmir is receding at a rate of nearly 10 feet (3 meters) a year.