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A woman carefully chooses her fruit in Tunis, Tunisia, amid an ongoing food and inflation crisis.
A woman carefully chooses her fruit in Tunis, Tunisia, amid an ongoing food and inflation crisis.

Tunisia’s Perfect Economic Storm

Crises at home and abroad have touched off food shortages across the country.

People gather in front of a shuttered post office in Ukraine.
People gather in front of a shuttered post office in Ukraine.

Postal Workers Are Keeping Ukraine’s Front-Line Villages Alive

Deliveries of packages and pension payments have helped uphold a fragile sense of normalcy for civilians under fire.

Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.
Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.

Chavismo’s Latest Target

NGOs are essential to Venezuelan society. A new law may lead to their collapse.

Workers operate sewing machines in a garment factory at the Hawassa Industrial Park in southern Ethiopia.
Workers operate sewing machines in a garment factory at the Hawassa Industrial Park in southern Ethiopia.

The Dark Side of Ethiopia’s Export Boom

Workers report sexual coercion and poor conditions at the Hawassa Industrial Park.

Soldiers take part in a military exercise at the Adazi military base, north east of Riga, Latvia, on March 8, 2022.
Soldiers take part in a military exercise at the Adazi military base, north east of Riga, Latvia, on March 8, 2022.

The Baltics Hunker Down for the Long Game Against Russia

The Kremlin is down but not out in Ukraine, and the Baltic states want to make sure they’re not next.

Enrico Letta, leader of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), delivers a speech in Rome's downtown square on September 6 ahead of the upcoming general political elections in Milan.
Enrico Letta, leader of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), delivers a speech in Rome's downtown square on September 6 ahead of the upcoming general political elections in Milan.

Enrico Letta’s Lonely Campaign

The Italian center-left leader says he can stop the far right’s march to victory. His chances are slim.

Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service rest.
Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service rest.

Forest of the Dead

Another mass grave in Ukraine reveals the horrors of Russia’s occupation.

Western Sahara's Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali (C) attends the opening session of the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Tunisia's capital Tunis on Aug. 27.
Western Sahara's Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali (C) attends the opening session of the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Tunisia's capital Tunis on Aug. 27.

Is Tunisia Abandoning Morocco for Algeria?

President Kais Saied’s government is turning away from Rabat, warming up to Algiers, and inviting Polisario Front leaders to Tunis.

People arrive at the Zaporizhzhia registration center in Ukraine
People arrive at the Zaporizhzhia registration center in Ukraine

Putin’s War Drives Refugees From Occupied Kherson

Fighting in Ukraine’s south has caused an exodus.

A man registers with the Guatemalan Migration Institute.
A man registers with the Guatemalan Migration Institute.

Guatemalan Deportees Find Little Hope at Home

All too often, migrants return to find their living conditions worse than when they left.

Athenians swim on a rocky beach along the Athenian Riviera.
Athenians swim on a rocky beach along the Athenian Riviera.

Greece Is for Tourists

As foreigners flood the country, ordinary Greeks can’t afford the sacred rite of a summer holiday.

People are seen walking on the streets of Sarajevo
People are seen walking on the streets of Sarajevo

Meet the Bosnian Youth Trying to Hold Their Country Together

Postwar Bosnia remains deeply divided. These young people are trying to change that.

The Polish and Hungarian prime ministers give a joint press conference.
The Polish and Hungarian prime ministers give a joint press conference.

The End of the Affair

Europe’s illiberal alliance is disintegrating. Don’t get your hopes up though.

A view of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
A view of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Ukrainians Brace for the Worst Around Zaporizhzhia

Fears are rising that Russia could stage a catastrophic accident at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant.

Clouds of dust rise as damaged grain silos collapse near shipping containers and cars.
Clouds of dust rise as damaged grain silos collapse near shipping containers and cars.

Beirut’s Collapsing Grain Silos Are a Symbol of Lebanon’s Dysfunction

Exactly two years after a deadly blast, the capital was again enveloped in dust.

Supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gather outside the Iraqi parliament in the Green Zone in Baghdad, on the seventh day of protests against the nomination of a rival Shiite faction for the position of prime minister on Aug. 5, 2022.
Supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gather outside the Iraqi parliament in the Green Zone in Baghdad, on the seventh day of protests against the nomination of a rival Shiite faction for the position of prime minister on Aug. 5, 2022.

Is Moqtada al-Sadr Trying to Stage a Jan. 6 Insurrection in Iraq?

The cleric’s “spontaneous peaceful revolution” is more of a bid to maintain his own influence—and the political status quo.

Tafsir Siyaposh visits a friend in Kabul to discuss what can be done about the current situation of women in Afghanistan on June 2.
Tafsir Siyaposh visits a friend in Kabul to discuss what can be done about the current situation of women in Afghanistan on June 2.

Meet the Woman Who Makes the Taliban Squirm

Tafsir Siyaposh has spent the past year pressing the Taliban on women’s rights by besting them at their own theological jousts on live television.

A billboard depicting Tunisian President Kais Saied hangs on the side of a building in the east-central city of Kairouan, on July 26.
A billboard depicting Tunisian President Kais Saied hangs on the side of a building in the east-central city of Kairouan, on July 26.

Democracy Fades in the Arab Spring’s Success Story

Few restraints remain for Tunisian strongman Kais Saied after his constitutional referendum passed overwhelmingly and opposition parties boycotted the vote.

Two women are seen from the back, walking down a street in a crowd.
Two women are seen from the back, walking down a street in a crowd.

Can This Brussels Neighborhood Shake Its Jihadi Reputation?

Molenbeek was labeled a hub of European extremism. Seven years later, with drug trafficking rising, alienated residents want to change the narrative.

A man lifts a gas tank during a protest in Sri Lanka.
A man lifts a gas tank during a protest in Sri Lanka.

Inside Sri Lanka’s Devastating Economic Crisis

“We managed to survive the pandemic, but this is worse.”

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