Tag: Middle East

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Yemen's Hidden War

A remote nation and a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.

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The Killing of Osama bin Laden

“The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account.”

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The Pious Spy

A Taliban intelligence chief’s death and resurrection.

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Operation Red Falcon

He was one of Isreael’s greatest spies. Then he brought his own country to the brink of war.

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The Children of ISIS

Three siblings from Chicago ran away to become jihadis. Is it fair to try them as terrorists?

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My ISIS Boyfriend

A French reporter went undercover as potential “caliphette” and recieved a marriage proposal from a senior ISIS commander.

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Afghanistan's Team of Rivals

After an election deadlock that held the country hostage for months, two former rivals confront Afghanistan’s patronage and corruption.

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The Hezbollah Connection

Reconstructing the investigation into Rafik Hariri’s assassination, for which five men stand trial in absentia.

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Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

How one young American veteran got caught in the cobweb of Syrian rebel politics.

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Degrees of Danger

On the labor conditions behind branches of NYU, the Louvre, and the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi.

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The 'Caliphate's' Colonies: Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa

“The Jihad route leads from Tunisia via Tripoli into Turkey and on to Syria. Thousands have followed the path into Syria, and only a few have returned.”

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The Horror Before the Beheadings

Those who survived tell the story of twenty three ISIS hostages’ shared months of brutal captivity before some were ransomed and some executed.