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Earlier this month, North Korean state media finally revealed the country’s case against an American citizen named Kenneth Bae, who had been detained there since November. They listed three accusations: that he had smuggled in a critical documentary film, that … Continue reading ?
Iran has a presidential election coming up and, earlier this month, former two-term president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani submitted his bid for candidacy. Rafsanjani, a powerful figure who is considered more moderate than other candidates, could shake up the race … Continue reading ?
For several years during World War II, a branch of the Japanese Imperial Army known as Unit 731 operated a vast biological and chemical research program in the Chinese province of Manchuria. The Japanese researchers conducted blood-curdling experiments on Chinese … Continue reading ?
This week, we’ve examined global comparative data on ethnic diversity (here’s our map of the most and least diverse countries) and, more controversially, on racial tolerance (here’s our map of countries where people show the highest and lowest levels of … Continue reading ?
At first it’s tough to make out through the shouting, but, about 36 seconds into the above video from a session of parliament in Greece, the words come through loud and clear: “Heil Hitler.” A Greek member of Parliament, from … Continue reading ?
Ethnicity, like race, is a social construct, but it’s still a construct with significant implications for the world. How people perceive ethnicity, both their own and that of others, can be tough to measure, particularly given that it’s so subjective. … Continue reading ?
MOSCOW – All that low-tech equipment that Russian security officers displayed for the TV cameras after detaining Ryan Fogle, American diplomat and alleged spy, made it look as though he stepped right out of the annals of 1980s Cold War … Continue reading ?
Life can get complicated in Xinjiang, the far-Western Chinese province perhaps best known as the home of ethnic Uighurs, who are majority Muslim. As in neighboring Tibet, Beijing restricts traditional religious practice there and keeps the province largely shut off … Continue reading ?
Kentucky Fried Chicken is something of a revolutionary symbol in the Middle East, as the Post’s Max Fisher described in this post on Libya’s “Uncle Kentaki” chicken earlier this week. Now the Gaza Strip is getting in on the action: … Continue reading ?
When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country’s level of racial … Continue reading ?
Dubai arguably boasts one of the world’s most memorable skylines: The Burj Khalifa, at 2,700 feet, is the world’s tallest building, and the Burj al Arab, which bills itself as the world’s only “seven-star” hotel, was built to mimic a … Continue reading ?
When Chinese Web users flooded the White House’s public petitions site last week, one of them, a young woman who works in finance in the city of Chengdu, had a serious request. Her petition, which you can still see online, asked … Continue reading ?
Environmentalists in peaceful, pacifist New Zealand are going to war against cats, launching a plan to end feline presence on their island-chain nation once and for all. Both pets and strays, they warn, are threatening the country’s delicate and famously … Continue reading ?
A group of Kenyans unhappy with the members of parliament who demanded a reversal of the government’s decision to slash their pay found an unusual way to protest Tuesday. Protesters said the parliamentarians are greedy to demand the higher pay … Continue reading ?
LONDON – Five years after the financial crisis first hit Europe, citizens of European Union member states are growing increasingly wary of the body that was supposed to provide them with economic benefits. Public confidence in the E.U. has dropped to … Continue reading ?
LONDON — As Prime Minister David Cameron met with President Obama in Washington on Monday to discuss the benefits of a new trade agreement between the United States and Europe, a storm was brewing across the Atlantic over whether Britain … Continue reading ?
Welcome to the exciting world of Libya’s post-revolutionary cuisine, as toured by CNN’s traveling gourmand, Anthony Bourdain. In the above video, he visits the traditional spice stalls, as well as a newer addition: Uncle Kentaki, an unabashed rip-off of Kentucky … Continue reading ?
On Saturday in Tehran, with only 10 minutes left for candidates to register for the upcoming Iranian president election, former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani made his way through the crowd to add his name, potentially reshaping the race. Supporters … Continue reading ?
Reshma Begum, trapped for 17 days inside the rubble of a building that collapsed in Bangladesh, said she never thought she would see daylight again. On Friday, rescue workers found her alive in the basement of the eight-story building. Begum’s rescue … Continue reading ?
Iran’s journalists in chains from Committee to Protect Journalists on Vimeo. Journalism can be a tough gig for Iranians, who face secrecy and the risk of retribution, and it seems to be getting tougher. A video by the Committee to … Continue reading ?