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Map: There are 10 world heritage sites in Iraq and Syria. Nine are in danger.

2 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Satellite imagery released by the United Nations on Monday has confirmed that the Islamic State destroyed one of the most important ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra this weekend. The destruction of the 1st-century Temple of Bel appears to be part of a broader campaign by the group against not just Palmyra but a variety of ancient sites; a campaign that appears to […]

Palmyra’s Temple of Bel withstood 2,000 years of war and invasions — until the Islamic State

3 hours agoNews : BlogPost

It's unclear the extent to which the Islamic State has destroyed the ancient Temple of Bel, one of the most prominent sites in the archaeological complex at Palmyra, an ancient Syrian city currently in the grips of the jihadists. The edifice of the temple, a 1st century structure that was one of the most important and iconic […]

Ukrainians are fighting in the streets over a new constitution

7 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital on Monday were the worst since President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014 and a new government was installed. One National Guard officer was killed when a grenade exploded near parliament. The protest was organized by nationalists opposed to planned constitutional changes that would give more […]

The unbelievable damage Islamic State has done to ancient sites in Iraq and Syria

8 hours agoNews : BlogPost

As the Islamic State continues its efforts to create a "caliphate," killing thousands in its path, the group is also pursuing another campaign: the destruction of historic sites. The militant group has destroyed numerous sites that have high historic and cultural value. And the destruction is never a coincidence -- as my colleague Ishaan Tharoor writes: […]

U.N. satellite photos confirm destruction of Palmyra’s Temple of Bel

8 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Satellite images released by the United Nations appeared to confirm the destruction of the famous Temple of Bel, one of the most important structures in the 2,000-year-old archaeological complex at Palmyra, which is now controlled by the jihadists of the Islamic State. The images released  show the main building and altar of the Temple of Bel, before […]

Thailand’s police gave themselves an $84,000 reward for Bangkok bombing tips

13 hours agoNews : BlogPost

On Saturday, police in Thailand arrested a man in connection with the Aug. 17 bombing in central Bangkok, which killed at least 20 people and left more than 120 injured. A reward had been offered for tips in the case, according to the Associated Press. But national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said authorities didn't get any outside tips. So […]

In Germany, tabloids welcome refugees. In Britain, they propose sending the army to keep them out.

14 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Compare the coverage of refugees in German and British tabloids — Gergely Polner (@eurocrat) August 29, 2015 It's a difference that could hardly be more striking: Germany expects an influx of as many as 800,000...Show More Summary

Watch: A Norwegian TV drama imagined a Russian invasion. Moscow isn’t impressed.

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Norwegian television drama "Okkupert" -- or "Occupied" in English -- doesn't premier until October, but it already has some powerful critics. In a statement released last week, the Russian Embassy in Oslo criticized the premise of the show, which imagines a Norway that has been invaded by Russia. "[The show continues in the] worst traditions of […]

This viral video of an Israeli soldier trying to arrest a Palestinian boy says a lot

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM — A short video clip of an Israeli soldier attempting to arrest a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank has gone viral. Soldiers chase youthful rock-throwers all the time in the West Bank — it’s what they do. It is the film loop of the 48-year-old military occupation of the Palestinian territory. What is […]

China pins market plunge on financial journalist, airs ‘confession’

22 hours agoNews : BlogPost

What's roiling China's stock market? A journalist, apparently. Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for a respected Chinese business magazine, "confessed" to causing chaos and panic in the markets, state media reported Sunday In footage broadcast...Show More Summary

“Snoring” rooms the new luxury home craze

23 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Forget the movie room, the formal dining room or the big, open-plan family room. The new must-have room among wealthy buyers in the United Kingdom is the "snoring" room -- the place where your snoring spouse sleeps so both of you can get a decent night's rest. Luxury home developers focusing on a rich clientele […]

U.N. to the Dutch: This blackface thing is a problem

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

A United Nations body called on the Dutch government to reform the country's longstanding winter-time blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet (or "Black Pete") on grounds that it was offensive and reflected "negative stereotypes." The ruling by the Geneva-based Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is not enforceable, but is bound to stir an already […]

The refugee tragedy in Austria shows the range of Syria’s civil war

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Reports suggest that the majority of the 71 people who died of suffocation inside a truck found this week in Austria were refugees from Syria. If confirmed, the grisly incident would be yet another bloody episode in Syria's brutal civil war. The conflict, now in its fifth bloody year, has forced more than 4 million Syrians to flee the country, according […]

Donald Trump and the shadow of Europe’s far-right

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Inside a recent New Yorker article on Donald Trump and the politics behind his rise, there's a curious nugget worth contemplating. (To be sure, the entire lengthy story is worth the read.) The article's author, Evan Osnos, watched the first Republican debate in early August alongside Matthew Heimbach, a well-known young white supremacist, and a group […]

Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud. Right […]

The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

KABUL – The Afghan government has a new enemy. It’s not another faction of the Taliban emerging in yet another province. It’s not another warlord seeking to undermine central authority. It’s not a criminal group seeking to kidnap more foreigners or a new battalion of suicide bombers seeking to shatter the capital. The latest threat […]

This video shows a sidewalk in China swallowing five people

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Imagine strolling down the sidewalk — a structure that exists for the express purpose of allowing you to predictably tread upon the earth — and it betrays you. That's the terrifying scenario captured by a surveillance camera in the Northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, the Associated Press reported. The footage shows a total of five people falling into […]

At least 20 dead migrants discovered in a truck in Austria; death toll could be as high as 50

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Police have confirmed that at least 20 dead people thought to be migrants have been discovered in a truck in Austria, with the total number potentially being as high as 50. The Krone newspaper reports that the truck was discovered on Thursday morning by an employee of the company that maintains Austria's autobahns, the country's federal highway […]

This man survived the 2011 Utoya terror attack. Now, Norway wants to deport him and his family.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

By the time Anders Behring Breivik was arrested by Norwegian authorities in 2011, he had already killed 77 people in one of Europe's most gruesome terror attacks. Mubarak Haji Ahmed and Khalid Ahmed only narrowly survived the attack at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. Their brother, Ismail Ahmed, was killed in front of their eyes. Mubarak […]

How tens of thousands of migrants could help save Europe

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Europe's startling refugee crisis, unparalleled perhaps since World War II, has generated all sorts of alarmist headlines. A right-wing British tabloid bemoaned the "swarms" flooding across the Channel. Anti-immigration protesters in Germany have attacked asylum centers for recent arrivals. Show More Summary

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