October 21, 2016 Issue

Cover story World
The so-called caliphate may be losing ground in Iraq and Syria, but hardcore jihadis will keep fighting—there and in the West.
In Focus


Aleppo, Syria—A Syrian civil defense volunteer carries the body of a child out of the rubble following a government airstrike on the rebel neighborhood of Karm Homad on October 4. Intense street battles erupted as Syrian government forces advanced against rebel fighters in the heart of the city after cease-fire talks between the U.S. and Russia broke down. Since the civil war began in Syria in 2011, over 400,000 people have been killed in the violence, with more than one in 10 Syrians killed or wounded, according to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS

What's Aleppo?

As Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas in Aleppo, Moscow residents seemed to respond with a collective shrug.

Getting a Fecund Chance

More Israeli men are freezing their sperm before going off to war, and a growing number of parents are extracting semen from their loved ones after their deaths.

Death By Pasta

As Olive Garden unleashes its Never Ending Pasta Bowl upon the world, we investigate how much pasta people can eat before their gut bursts.