An Encounter with al-Qaeda

An Encounter with al-Qaeda

It seemed like any other town in Yemen. Nestled in a valley between spectacular 3000m jagged peaks, one main strip was packed full of every conceivable means of transport. There was a maelstrom of mini-buses with no doors, pickup trucks stuffed with toilets and sinks,...
The Angry Man of Yazd

The Angry Man of Yazd

Kerman, Iran I am surrounded in all directions by hundreds of miles of desert wasteland, where scarcely a weed survives. But centuries old underground tunnels feed water to the oasis city of Yazd, which emerges like a mirage from nowhere. The tunnels, called qanats,...