The ‘Red Market’ in human organs

The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the...

Egypt’s staged election

Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of this month. But there’s little drama about who will actually win. President Abdel-Fatah...

Debating overpopulation

Overpopulation has been debated since British economist Thomas Malthus famously warned in 1798 that humans could reproduce far faster than they could...

The looted antiquities trade

Conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere has fueled a booming trade in looted antiquities from archaeological sites and museums. Millions of...

The overpopulation debate

Overpopulation has been debated since British economist Thomas Malthus famously warned in 1798 that humans could reproduce far faster than they could...

Qatar feud risks Gulf instability

On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula....

Yemen war fuels humanitarian crisis

Civil war in Yemen has forced more than 3 million people from their homes and left millions more in need of food and other humanitarian aid. With...