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Emily Belz

Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously reported for the New York Daily News, The Indianapolis Star, and Philanthropy magazine. Emily resides in New York City.

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Articles by Emily Belz
The joy of Magnus Carlsen

The joy of Magnus Carlsen

The chess great wins another championship title and shows what it’s like not to be a tortured genius

After keeping her childcare center open during COVID-19, Crystal Hardy-Flowers succumbed to the virus

As Taliban threats increase and donations dry up, a private evacuation team has had to close safe houses for Afghans looking to flee

A spike in murders means more witnesses face intimidation and retaliation


American veterans, aid workers, and others who worked or fought in Afghanistan are trying to dodge despair and brace for the country’s future under Taliban rule

A longtime translator for the U.S. military watches his options for escaping the Taliban disappear

The Sept. 11 terror attacks 20 years ago changed the trajectory of young Americans’ lives and gave many a cynical outlook on the world. But some have found redeeming outcomes in the aftermath of terrorism, war, and discouragement

The story of one U.S. soldier and his interpreters illustrates heartbreak and opportunity in Afghanistan

The last milkmen of New Jersey carry on their solitary work each night—come rain, snow, or pandemic

Some Christian ministries have begun to avoid using nondisclosure agreements, but total eradication is harder