A trip to the Iranian resort island of Kish illuminates the pressures, limits, and strange consequences of economic sanctions.
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How I ended up on TV debating Salafism with an Egyptian cleric
A history of aviation's wildest daredevils
Way out in the desert, at the Nevada Test Site, a certain sort of traveler can confront strange traces of catastrophe (and tomfoolery).
A close encounter with the sport’s most authentic madman
Our correspondent teaches Libya’s budding reporters the ABC’s of ethics and objectivity—with mixed results.
Last night, the city saw two autonomous sets of protesters: one dark, violent, and uncertain; the other light, peaceful, and committed
A schizophrenic tries to save the mentally ill in Pakistan, a land gone mad.
Does great wealth bring fulfillment? An ambitious study by Boston College suggests not. For the first time, researchers prompted the very rich—people with fortunes in excess of $25 million—to speak candidly about their lives. The result is a surprising litany of anxieties: their sense of isolation, their worries about work and love, and most of all, their fears for their children.
The protests unified the opposition, but every uprising has its moderates and its radicals
Celebration and national pride overwhelm the Egyptian capital
The crowd came expecting to celebrate victory but dispersed furious and defiant, as Egypt's president refuses to step down
It's now on the protest movement either to take meaningful new steps or risk becoming little more than a carnival
As circumstances on the ground shift less rapidly, the protest movement now faces subtler threats, with dissent and subversion becoming major preoccupations
With Mubarak's supporters bearing down for another round of assaults, demonstrators have found new strength in singing, dancing, and prayer