Roads & Kingdoms

The Jihadi Gift Shop

As ISIS wreaks havoc in Syria and Iraq, a store selling its merchandise in Istanbul shows the extent of the militant group’s appeal.

Aug. 1 2014 1:42 PMThe West Bank by BusLast year, two young Jewish Americans began leading educational tours of the troubled Palestinian territory. But their ambitions are bigger than bus trips.
July 18 2014 8:01 AMSoweto StyleIn South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.
June 27 2014 11:57 AMThe Worst Party in AsiaThailand’s Full Moon Party is debauched, depraved, and increasingly deadly. If only it were fun.
June 13 2014 8:33 AMSurf’s Up in HaitiCan a bunch of surfer kids help the country’s devastated tourism industry take off?
May 23 2014 10:16 AMIn Kenya, Running With Chinese CharacteristicsChina’s top runners are training under an Italian coach in a small Kenyan town that has produced some of the best marathoners in history.
May 9 2014 5:05 PMTea and Guns in Upper EgyptThe country’s southern rural stretches are said to be awash in guns and drugs. But if you go looking, what you will find is something far older and more entrenched.
April 25 2014 8:00 AMThe Tyrant’s TailorTen years ago, Saddam Hussein went on trial for crimes against humanity. Meet the Kurd who outfitted him.
April 11 2014 7:05 AMWhy Are So Many Babies Dying at This Hospital in India?
March 28 2014 11:32 AMLoud and ProudAfter Turkey’s massive Gezi Park protests last summer, LGBT candidates are now taking their fight to the political arena. 
March 14 2014 3:15 PMThe Russians Are ComingA first-person tour of the Crimean peninsula—as it’s being stolen.
Feb. 28 2014 5:08 PMAl-Qaida Destroyed Our FamilyHow one family lost four sons to the fight for the terrorist group.
Feb. 14 2014 11:37 AMA Cursed LandDroughts. Bandits. Locusts. Inside the boom and bust of a Madagascar frontier town.
Jan. 31 2014 2:01 PMThe Cossacks Ride AgainVladimir Putin is drafting these warriors of Russian lore to provide their brand of law and order at the Sochi Olympics.
Jan. 17 2014 7:49 AMWhy Would Anyone Go to Suriname?That’s what I went there to find out.
Jan. 2 2014 11:38 PMDelta ForceYou don’t know the governor of Nigeria’s Rivers State. But he is sitting on billions of barrels of oil and aspires to much more.
July 25 2014 3:10 PMHonduras’ Killing FieldsIn these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
July 11 2014 8:08 AMThe Strangest Sport No One KnowsIn the highlands near Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes … and castor oil.
June 20 2014 1:38 PMHunting the HuntersIndia’s Pardhis are poor outcasts—and the country’s finest tiger hunters. Some are now helping authorities track down the poachers in their midst.
May 30 2014 1:24 PMSelling SuccessFirst Nigeria got wealthy. Then came the motivational speakers to sell Nigerians on their full potential.
May 16 2014 9:09 AMThe Most Remote Museum on EarthA century after Ernest Shackleton set sail from this unforgiving island, his disastrous voyage remains a lesson of the power of nature—and man’s ability to survive.
May 2 2014 12:00 PMA Sunday With “Separatists”A bus trip into the pro-Russian breakaway region that doesn’t officially exist.
April 18 2014 12:37 PMI Ran the Pyongyang MarathonWhat I saw running 26 miles in a Stalinist dictatorship.
April 4 2014 8:15 AMTouring the Crash Site That Sparked the Rwandan Genocide
March 21 2014 3:36 PMA Syrian SanctuaryHow a small eatery just across the Turkish border has become an unexpected oasis for Syria’s refugees.
March 7 2014 12:20 PMHong Kong’s Guerrilla GardenersHong Kongers are finding inventive ways to grow sweet potatoes, mangoes, and other edible goodies in an urban jungle.
Feb. 21 2014 12:59 PMThe Cash Hustlers of Buenos AiresGetting your dollars in Argentina is now as easy as ordering a pizza.
Feb. 7 2014 12:25 PMThe American Vigilante Versus the Mexican CartelHow one man went from the quiet suburbs of Portland, Ore., to the frontlines of Mexico’s drug war.
Jan. 24 2014 11:35 AMWhy Is Coffee in France So Bad?Why does the place with the world’s best café culture have no coffee culture?
Jan. 10 2014 3:54 PMRocking TraditionProtests aren’t the only thing shaking up Cambodia. Meet Southeast Asia’s newest punk rockers.
Dec. 13 2013 5:25 PMRevolution on IceUkrainian protesters are living on the street, withstanding bitter, freezing cold. What is it like to live inside a sub-zero tent city?

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