The world's roads are still a place of carnage, with hair-raising instances of risky practices, unenforced laws and shoddy data. This quick survey of country facts also shows that progress is real.
A day in the life of Valery, an HIV-positive former intravenous drug user who is trying to rebuild his life after spending eight years behind bars.
Poor, landlocked, and bedeviled by its neighbors, Tajikistan is staking its future on the one resource it has in abundance.
The Russian government refuses to adopt measures to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic that will soon result in millions of deaths. Gregory Gilderman reports from St. Petersburg.
A month of milestones, victories, and violence in the global struggle for gay rights.
Anti-gay riots in Georgia: The context and the lessons.
There’s much to be learned about what drove the alleged bombers at the Boston Marathon. One place to start: the contested histories and unresolved tensions in their native North Caucasus.
Trans-boundary tensions have cast a shadow over Afghanistan’s water infrastructure - and that's bad news when the country is trying to fight its status as the world’s largest opium producer.
On the eve of an unimaginably long walk one question nagged journalist Paul Salopek: Should he take his house keys?
Russia’s rapidly expanding nuclear industry has set it sights on the freezing waters of the Arctic basin, with an ambitious goal to build the world’s largest “universal” nuclear icebreaker.
Russia’s nuclear industry is expanding quickly. Energy-hungry countries put aside concerns over Chernobyl and Fukushima as they seek to join the nuclear club.
As Russian troops march past, a village in Dagestan struggles to uphold silversmithing traditions.