A selection of fascinating and eye-opening stories from reporters around the world.
Kevin Connolly asks what the changing designs of the matryoshka say about Russia today.
Mobeen Azhar on men’s tailoring, wedding gear and the sweaty Zainab Market in Karachi.
The MTZ factory's Soviet-era paternalism is changing with the times, finds Lucy Ash.
What this Irish farmer did with Ludwig Wittgenstein’s lost works is pretty extreme.
Jane Dyson attends a 12-day re-enactment of the Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata.
Claire Read encounters bafflement and shame at Cairo Airport when Security find a tampon.
Dan Saladino joins a group of hunter-gatherers as they search for lunch.
Tim Whewell tries to talk his way in to the barely-recognised enclave of Abkhazia.
Harriet Constable in Kenya reports on the violent and costly fallout from sand harvesting
Of all the challenges facing a foreign reporter, Colin Freeman dreads the visa scramble.
2017: India has left an indelible mark on Justin Rowlett...
Paddy O'Connell can't find real Lisboners among the tourists and digital nomads.
Petroc Trelawny tours a Transylvanian aristocrat's ancestral home, seized in 1944.
Megha Mohan is told she can't attend her grandmother's last rites in a Hindu temple.
Stacey Dooley meets a young Yazidi woman who escaped IS sex slavery.
Sarah Zand examines the psychological fallout from four decades of war, on Afghan people.
Rana Rahimpour on unexpected fallout after US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal...
Sophie Raworth on running 150 miles in the Moroccan desert for the Marathon des Sables.
Lyse Doucet hears tales of Aleppo's souk from the traders who are starting to return.
Justin Rowlatt with a tale of prince and poverty from the ridge forest in Delhi, India.
Colin Thubron finds Damascus changed and tense – and he gets taken in for questioning.
Theopi Skarlatos meets Kenyan Luo tribeswomen fighting an outlawed tradition.
The migrants clinging to hope, NATO military manoeuvres and a jungle prince.