Middle East: May 2010 Archives

May 27 & 30: from Harare - Kabul - New York - Nanjing

Get rich or die trying," says the man in Zimbabwe with illegal diamonds to sell. Our correspondent hears there's more death to go 'round than dollars.

What's wrong with Hamid Karzai, and can the Afghan president be fixed? Some answers from a soldier and a former diplomat who've seen his work up close.

For cocaine possession Amir Amma went away for 25-to-life, a sentence more fit for a murderer. But times are changing in New York, and so is he.

And, the suicide-catcher of Nanjing. Why does a man devote his life to stopping people trying to end theirs? Maybe he's saving his own.

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May 13 & 16: from Skeleton Canyon - London - Chicomuselo - Nanjie

(Photo/Grant Fuller)
Arizona ranchers are talking shoot-to-kill after one of their own turns up dead on a
route taken by Mexican drug smugglers.

Al-Jazeera comes to Canada. Should we take umbrage, or a valium?

A Mexican mine and a mysterious murder that reaches all the way to Canada.

A postcard from the politest people on earth. Why the Dogon of Mali just have to stop and chat.

And, the policies of the late Mao Zedong were fatal for a lot of people. So why are they being revived in parts of China?

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