The war reached Kharkiv as soon as it began. The human toll was immeasurable, but the Russians never took the city.
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Russian belligerence has drawn the world’s attention back to the eight-year-old secessionist rebellion in the Donbas region: a deadlocked, time-warped conflict with no end in sight.
When the Trump campaign tried to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, Al Schmidt found himself trapped between his party and his principles.
How U.S. policy turned the Sonoran Desert into a graveyard for migrants.
Mechanized combat and photography grew up together. In the Iraqi city of Mosul, they merged.
In October, Iraqi forces set out to retake Mosul, one of Iraq’s largest cities and ISIS’s biggest stronghold in the country. It would take them nine months and cost thousands of lives.
With the Kurdish peshmerga on the road to Mosul.
As Iraqi and coalition forces invade Mosul, the last ISIS stronghold in Iraq, the grim details of the extremist group’s rule come to light.
The International Criminal Court embodied the hope of bringing warlords and demagogues to justice. Then Luis Moreno-Ocampo took on the heir to Kenya’s most powerful political dynasty.
“Where there are people, there is conflict,” a Burundian saying goes. It has been relevant in this tiny Francophone country for as long as most of its inhabitants can remember.
Tom Catena is the only surgeon for thousands of square miles in southern Sudan. His hospital, and his life, are constantly under threat. There is no end to the carnage he must treat, and no sign of it letting up. Why does he refuse to leave?
When pirates captured a cargo ship, its crew faced one desperate choice after another.
How the world’s youngest nation descended into civil war.
The Central African Republic’s sectarian civil war has divided a once peaceful nation, and pitted brother against brother.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the genocide, Rwandan villagers try to forgive the unforgivable.
The UN allowed its troops to attack armed groups in Congo, which led to the defeat of the vicious M23 militia. But the battle for Africa’s heartland is far from over.
There were the lovers: Louis, a paratrooper-turned-archaeologist, and Nancy, a travel writer, wife of a CIA division chief. Then there was the place: Kabul, Afghanistan, in the 1960s.
A bloody insurgency tears at the heart of Africa’s most populous nation.
Nairobi’s Indians showed extraordinary courage during the Westgate mall attack.
“Then I heard the sound,” she said. “PAH! There were three shots.”
By 30, he was the sound of Dakar, the most listened-to musician in Africa. Now he’s mulling a run for the presidency of Senegal.
When I arrived Saturday afternoon in the mall’s parking lot, policemen, AK-47s and pistols drawn, were running around, speaking into walkie-talkies. The crowd of journalists and onlookers was growing.
What Africa can learn from Austria’s Nazi legacy.
In Kenya’s contested election, the tortured past of family dynasty is alive but not quite well.
In Kenya, politics is the continuation of war by other means.
Kenyan candidates are referred to in the British manner, as aspirants, but they study American campaigns, so the country’s first-ever televised presidential debate was a slick production.
Will total war in Sudan ever cease?