December 29, 2017 Issue

In Focus

Smoke Break

Carpinteria, California—A smoke-filled sky filters orange light as surfers cover their faces to protect against the effects of the Thomas Fire on December 12. The devastating wildfire had spread across more than 300 square miles since it began on December 5, and it continued to threaten communities from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara.
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In Yemen, Tehran-backed rebels have secretly struck Saudi Arabia dozens of times with long-range missiles—yet another sign that Iran is winning the proxy war over the Middle East.