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Caught in the Middle

Syrian Christians struggle with their country’s civil war, by Connor Sheets.


Rock And A Hard Place

A Beirut band gives voice to unsettled Muslim youth.

Can Asia’s Manufacturing Model Be Adapted For Africa?

Jacey Fortin visits an Ethiopian shoe factory to find out how the government's hype is playing out.


40 Years After The Arab Oil Embargo

Dave Kashi looks at the headlines from October 1973, when cheap gas and Nixon were on their way out. Take a look at a price timeline and world map of current gas prices, plus a vintage newscast from the year that permanently changed how we live. 


Driving Naked 

A full appreciation of the new BMW M-6 requires getting beneath its unassuming veneer -- review by Jeff Jablansky.