Two years ago, joining a crescendo of protest around the Arab world, Syrians launched a peaceful uprising against the autocratic rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad. That dissent—met by a brutal government crackdown—has …
For centuries, the Vatican’s mighty prelates have wielded far more than spiritual power.
When Dennis Rodman landed in Pyongyang, the isolated capital of the world’s most isolated country, he announced his arrival with a tweet: “I come in peace. I love the people of North Korea!” One wonders whom the 51-year-old …
At the Jallianwala Bagh memorial, David Cameron called the 1919 massacre “a deeply shameful event,” but didn’t extend a formal apology on behalf of his government
Ten years ago today, the world saw what was by some accounts the largest single coordinated protest in history. But why was the antiwar movement ignored?
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Ninja are everywhere in popular culture. But who were they, really? That’s what John Man, a British travel writer and historian, set out to explore in his new book
Archaeologists claim to have found a slain king’s body — but for centuries, Richard III has skulked in the shadows of the English imagination, a debased villain guilty of the worst crimes
In separate opinion pieces this week, two former Asian foreign ministers likened Asia now to pre–World War I Europe, then strung together by a tangle of imperial enmities and alliances
Co-directed by an Israeli and a Palestinian, 5 Broken Cameras is one of two documentaries from the Middle East nominated for an Oscar.
The French are not cheese-eating surrender monkeys. That’s an old canard—you know, a French word—sealed by unfortunate performances in the World Wars. But, as France’s robust recent intervention into Mali shows, …
The pilgrimage, which dates back millennia, occurs in 12-year cycles—in 2001, the Indian government estimated a staggering 70 million congregated by the Ganges’ banks to ritually bathe in its sacred waters.