WorldViews: April, 2014

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 04/30/2014

The 1972 murder that led to the arrest of Gerry Adams

The Sinn Fein leader faces questioning about one of the Troubles most heinous crimes.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:18 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Chinese toddler pees in Hong Kong street, stirs online firestorm

The controversy, though, isn’t just about a toddler’s small bladder

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, China, Hong Kong

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/30/2014

‘Please find our daughters,’ say Nigerian women in protest

It’s been 16 days since more than 250 girls and young women were kidnapped from the Chibok Girls Secondary School.

By Terri Rupar  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/30/2014

The BBC’s meanest journalist is stepping down. Here’s his most notorious interview.

Most notable moment: When he asked an evasive politician the same question 12 times.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BBC, Britain, Journalism, United Kingdom

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/30/2014

4 horrible forms of capital punishment more humane than Oklahoma’s botched execution

After Oklahoma’s botched lethal injection, here are four other methods that may have been less awful

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital punishment, clayton lockett, lethal injection

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/30/2014

In surprise U-turn, the White House may display rug woven by orphans of 1915 Armenian killings

The rug has been in storage since 1995.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Armenia, Armenian Orphan Rug, Turkey, White House

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/30/2014

What Narendra Modi’s selfie says about India’s elections

The BJP’s social media strategy is smart, but open to risks.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BJP, India, India elections, Narendra Modi

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Russia’s Deputy PM tells U.S. astronauts to go to space on a trampoline; the joke may be on him

Russia and the United States are tied by the international space station, whether they like it or not.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Rogozin, NASA, Russia, Space

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/30/2014

What a South African activist sees as ‘the greatest threat since apartheid’

Desmond D’Sa’s journey to environmental activist began when he was a teenager in South Africa.

By Tiffany Harness  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Inside the sleepy Egyptian district where 682 residents were sentenced to death

“We are doing the best we can.“

By Erin Cunningham  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al-Edwa, Egypt

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/29/2014

China: Where ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is too hot to watch, but ‘Game of Thrones’ is just fine

No-one seems quite sure of the logic behind a new ban on certain online TV shows.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Censorship, China, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Saudi Arabia and Russia blast Norway’s human rights record. Wait. What?

At a human rights session at the U.N., Saudi Arabia shows it lacks a sense of irony

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Scorpions drummer gets a month in Dubai jail

By Terri Rupar  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/29/2014

The thrill of the chase: Rally racing in the heart of Africa

By May-Ying Lam  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/28/2014

U.S.-Philippines security deal shows that America still has its fans

Why the deal signed in Manila is the most important event of Obama’s Asia tour

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, China, Obama, The Philippines

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Erykah Badu may regret singing for Swaziland’s king and his many wives

The absolute monarch is known for his luxurious lifestyle and 15 wives.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, Erykah Badu, Swaziland

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Kharkiv’s mayor has a colorful social media presence

Gennady Kernes was shot in the back Monday and is reportedly “fighting for his life.“

By Terri Rupar  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/28/2014

13 times that economic sanctions really worked

Sanctions are being used to punish Putin’s elite, but how often have they actually worked?

By Adam Taylor  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Putin, Russia, Sanctions

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Violence breaks out at pro-Ukraine rally in Donetsk

Details are still emerging, but here’s what journalists on the ground saw.

By Terri Rupar  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Nine questions for the Syrian rebel commander entrusted with the first U.S. missiles of the war

The Post’s Liz Sly went to Syria to meet with Harakat Hazm and interviewed its commander.

By Terri Rupar  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/28/2014

The most offensive owner in world sports is (sadly) not Donald Sterling

The bigotry of Romania’s Gigi Becali puts Donald Sterling in the shade

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  donald sterling, gigi becali, Racism, sports

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Why everyone in Britain is tweeting ‘Ed Balls’ today

#EdBallsDay returns for a third year.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/28/2014

U.S. announces new sanctions on Russians: Who’s on the list

The Obama administration imposed new sanctions on seven Russian officials, as well as 17 companies linked to President Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle.”

By Terri Rupar  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/27/2014

These accounts from Arab Americans show why an Israeli visa waiver plan is so controversial

“It creates two classes of American citizen.“

By Adam Taylor  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Americans, Israel, Visa

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 04/26/2014

47 saints named Felix, and other canonization facts

Forty-seven saints named Felix, and other canonization facts.

By Tiffany Harness  |  07:49 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Cold War continues as U.S. keeps wartime command over S. Korean forces

President Obama signaled that the U.S. may not transfer wartime command over South Korean troops as planned in 2015

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, North Korea, Obama, opcon, South Korea

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/25/2014

So you wanna be a saint

Do you think you have what it takes to join popes John XXII and John Paul II?

By Terri Rupar  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Russia hijacks U.S. State Department’s Ukraine hashtag

The Russian foreign ministry’s English language Twitter account trolls the U.S. State Department

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Diplomacy, Russia, twitter, ukraine

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/25/2014

The shadow over Obama’s Asia trip: 3 ways China scares the U.S.

As Obama visits four Asian democracies, the specter of China looms large.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, China, Obama

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/25/2014

China’s war on porn takes on erotic e-books

Sina reportedly fined for publishing books such as “The dream lover of every woman in the village: The village doc.“

By Adam Taylor  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Censorship, China, Pornography, Sina

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Here’s what reporters are seeing in Slovyansk

By Terri Rupar  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/24/2014

These anti-Russian leaflets are being dropped from helicopters over eastern Ukraine

“Dear Peaceful Citizens of Kramatorsk and Slovyansk!” The leaflets read. “Here are your instructions on how to SURVIVE in the territories where Russian terrorists act.”

By William Booth  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Slovyansk, ukraine

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014

The deadly MERS virus is spreading at a terrifying rate

A spike in confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia suggests the Kingdom may have a dangerous outbreak on its hands

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, MERS, Middle East, pandemic, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Six attacks show how dangerous Kabul has become for foreigners

What appear to be random attacks by Afghan security officials are increasing the pace at which foreigners are leaving Kabul.

By Terri Rupar  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/24/2014

103 words that tie the U.S. military to barren rocks in the East China Sea

By Adam Taylor  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Article 5, China, East China Sea, Japan

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 04/23/2014

A year later, Bangladesh’s garment factory disaster is still an open wound

The one-year anniversary of perhaps the worst industrial disaster in modern memory is nothing to celebrate

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:31 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bangladesh, garment industry, rana plaza, walmart

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Why Erdogan’s ‘unprecedented’ statement on Armenian massacres left many unsatisfied

The language and timing of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s comments on Armenian killings leave many unsatisfied.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Armenia, Recep Tayyip Erdo an, Turkey

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Debate over English identity flares up on day honoring dragon-slaying saint

St George’s Day, Britain’s national day, sparks conversation over British and English identity.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Britain, David Cameron, England, St George's Day

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/23/2014

An updated glossary with everything you need to know about Ukraine’s crisis

A glossary of key terms in the Ukraine crisis.

By Adam Taylor, Ishaan Tharoor and Terri Rupar  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/23/2014

How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into one of the world’s greatest geopolitical controversies

For many in Asia, the Yasukuni Shrine might be the most offensive place on earth.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, China, Japan, Justin Bieber, Yasukuni

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/22/2014

A tattoo of the Buddha gets you thrown out of Sri Lanka

A British tourist falls afoul of Sri Lanka’s religious nationalism

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buddhism, Sri Lanka

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Syria’s ‘lost generation’ might be largest displacement since WWII

United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, Ant nio Guterres, is urging the international community to share the burden of Syria’s tragedy.

By Zoeann Murphy  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Refugees, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/22/2014

9 in 10 Indians see rape as a ‘very big problem’

Seventy-eight percent say the country’s police aren’t tough enough when investigating caes of rape.

By Terri Rupar  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Manchester United is a global brand and David Moyes just could not cope

It was always going to be a tough act to follow, but few imagined the club’s decline to be so precipitous.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david moyes, manchester united

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/22/2014

The little dictator: North Korea reveals Kim Jong Un’s childhood photos

Never-before-seen photos of Kim Jong Un’s childhood were revealed Monday.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Syrian elections mocked with grim hashtag #AssadCampaignSlogans

Assad is up for reelection on June 3, but few are taking it seriously.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:28 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #AssadCampaignSlogans, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Mexico City pays tribute to Gabriel Garcia M rquez

The city that the writer called home honors its late resident.

By Joshua Partlow  |  09:21 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mexico

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Russia’s ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ says he’s been ousted from his company by Putin-linked oligarches

Pavel Durov had a reputation as a champion of free speech.

By Adam Taylor  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pavel Durov, Russia, VK, VKontakte

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/21/2014

David Cameron says Britain is a ‘Christian country.’ That’s wrong, even if he’s technically right.

Cameron might be right and wrong at the same time.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Cameron, Religion, United Kingdom

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/21/2014

A closer look at the dangerous work that Everest’s Sherpas undertake for Western climbers

As a tightly-knit community mourns the loss of friends, Sherpas question whether climbing a mountain they consider holy for money is worth the risks.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mt. Everest

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Russia’s new plan for Crimea: Vegas on the Black Sea?

Despite the fact Putin banned gambling years ago.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Gambling, Putin, Russia

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Get lost in Gabriel Garc a M rquez’s home town

Aracataca, Colombia, is the inspiration for Macondo, the town of Gabriel Garc a M rquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”

By Terri Rupar  |  03:54 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/18/2014

‘Novorossiya,’ the latest historical concept to worry about in Ukraine

Putin’s historical aside shouldn’t go unnoticed.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Russia, Novorossiya, ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/18/2014

South Korea’s ferry tragedy touches on country’s suicide epidemic

The country has a suicide rate more than twice of the United States.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Korea, Suicide

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Putin indicates he’s not planning on taking over Alaska

He’s aware of the joke calling the state “Ice Crimea.“

By Terri Rupar  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/17/2014

What we know about the ‘grotesque’ leaflet handed out to Jews in Donetsk

And why what we don’t know is just as important.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antisemitism, Donetsk, Jews, ukraine

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Pro-Ukraine rally held in Donetsk (photos, video)

Hundreds of people are reportedly gathering in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine for a pro-Ukraine rally.

By Terri Rupar  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Putin told Edward Snowden that Russia doesn’t use mass surveillance on its citizens. Here’s a reality check.

Russian analysts casts doubt on Putin’s claims.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Putin, Russia, Snowden, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014

What 100 days of social media can tell us about India’s election

And why it isn’t predicting the winner.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arvind Kejriwal, India, India election, Social media

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/16/2014

The warden of Africa’s oldest park is the latest victim of Congo violence

The park in eastern Congo faces threats from militias and from poachers who steal baby gorillas or kill adults.

By Terri Rupar  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/16/2014

How McDonald’s went from hero to zero in Russia

62 percent of Russians reportedly want it out of the country.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Food, McDonald's, Moscow, Russia

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Why the temperature of the Yellow Sea is a big deal, and other questions about the South Korean ferry disaster

Here’s what we know about the situation so far.

By Chico Harlan  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Meet the first man to come out as gay on Nigerian television

“It’s like a fairy tale, a badly written Disney fairy tale, this Nigeria rising thing.“

By Adam Taylor  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, Gay Rights, LGBT, Nigeria

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/15/2014

India recognizes a third gender, but homosexuality is still a crime

India now recognizes three genders: male, female and the third, transgender. But curiously, under Indian law, homosexuality is still a crime.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/15/2014

A cheesy FBI video hopes to stop U.S. students from becoming Chinese spies

Meet Glenn Duffie Shriver.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  C.I.A., China, fbi, Glenn Duffie Shriver, Spies

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Londoners hit back at ‘Women Who Eat on Tubes’ Facebook page

The Facebook page is deemed misogynistic, by many. Critics show their pique with a picnic.

By Griff Witte  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

A three-chart summary of global military spending in 2013

Global spending drops, but most regions spent more.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charts, Military, SIPRI

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/14/2014

A new play addresses the growing fear for journalists in Hong Kong

One reporter says that the absurdity of the play might make people laugh, but those who face that absurdity every day couldn’t laugh.

By Xu Yangjingjing and Simon Denyer  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Hong Kong, Press freedom

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Swiss president greeted with Danish flag in Ukraine

A case of mistaken identity.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flags, Switzerland, ukraine

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Libya’s absurdist anarchy, as told by two militias

A good illustration of just how anarchic — sometimes humorously so — Libya has become since the revolution.

By Abigail Hauslohner  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Is satellite imagery revealing a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s borders?

Evaluating the evidence released by NATO.

By Adam Taylor and Gene Thorp  |  09:23 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, NATO, Russia, Satellite Imagery, ukraine

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Putin’s official income took a hit in 2013

But no, you’re probably not richer than him.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/11/2014

‘Don’t pick teeth in public’: 10 commandments for Chinese bureaucrats draw netizens’ mockery

‘Are these cadres not humans? Only such an explanation makes sense,’ says one weibo user.

By Simon Denyer and Liu Liu  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/11/2014

‘Boys make mistakes’ Indian politician’s comments reignite rape controversy

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments reignite controversy.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Mulayam Singh Yadav

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Reputed North Korean drones worry officials in the South

South Korea says that several sensitive areas had been photographed by sky-blue drones almost certainly belonging to the North Korea.

By Chico Harlan  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Introducing Ofek 10, the just-launched Israeli satellite likely designed to keep tabs on Iran

Ofek means horizon in Hebrew

By Ruth Eglash  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Ofek 10, Satellites

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/10/2014

5 reasons you should be following India’s jaw-droppingly enormous elections

A fascinating moment in democracy.

By Adam Taylor and Anup Kaphle  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Why did Narendra Modi keep his wife secret for almost 50 years?

“I am single, who will I be corrupt for?” he told a campaign rally in February.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, India election, Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, Narendra Modi

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/09/2014

No more shark fins, whiskey and Prada: The strange signs of China’s corruption crackdown

President Xi Jinping, when he came to power, said it was time for his colleagues to “take baths” to purify themselves from greed.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, corruption, Xi Jinping

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/09/2014

This baby is out on bail in Pakistan

Musa Khan is nine months old and out on bail after being charged with attempted murder.

By Terri Rupar  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/09/2014

No, Russia isn’t about to invade Finland and Sweden

But stories of Russian aggression reflect a changing situation.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Finland, Russia, Sweden

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Why Donetsk isn’t Crimea, in two maps

Some perspective.

By Adam Taylor  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Donetsk, Russia, ukraine

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Ukrainian parliament trades punches

The fiery rhetoric from Kiev’s lawmakers took a very physical form Tuesday.

By Casey Capachi  |  05:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/08/2014

‘This is one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced’

The death toll in West Africa has topped 100.

By Terri Rupar  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Conflicting reports of potential Flight 370 pings shows China’s confused status in investigation

China’s “pings” not being investigated for now.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia, China, MH370

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/07/2014

The frustrating reason a book detailing Putin’s murky past was blocked from publication

U.K. libel laws.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/07/2014

So, is Donetsk the next Crimea?

The eastern Ukrainian city is declared the Donetsk People’s Republic.“

By Adam Taylor  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Donetsk, Russia, ukraine

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/05/2014

An Afghan American votes amid missile and other insurgent attacks

There is a push and pull between a civilian population determined to vote and an insurgency stubbornly trying to stop them.

By Hyder Akbar  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/04/2014

We asked India’s voters what the most important issue is for them in the upcoming election. Here’s what they said.

More than 800 million voters in India will cast their ballots in polling centers across the country.

By Annie Gowen and Rama Lakshmi  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/04/2014

George W. Bush’s painting of Vladimir Putin is great. Here’s why.

It involves a story about a dog.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, Paintings, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Why Chinese Christians are camping out to save their church and cross from demolition

Local officials express concern about a growing religion.

By Xu Yangjingjing  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Christianity

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The world through the lens of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus

The AP photographer died after being shot by an Afghan police in Khost province.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:04 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/04/2014

McDonald’s closes restaurants in Crimea

Crimean officials tried to minimize the enormity of being forever deprived of the seductive phrase, “Would you like fries with that?”

By Kathy Lally  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Russia’s deputy PM on U.S. sanctions: ‘Send me your teeth ground in impotent rage’

Dmitry Rogozin says he hasn’t been hurt.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Rogozin, Russia, Sanctions

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014

How the Sahara Desert is helping make it tough to breathe in London

A cocktail of home-grown air pollutants, emissions from continental Europe, and dust blown in from the Sahara Desert some 2,000 miles away are covering much of Britain.

By Karla Adam  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The cheapest way to visit Angkor, Cambodia

Google Maps is offering panoramic views of the ancient temples.

By Terri Rupar  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The big problem with the ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan

Cuba, USAID

By Adam Taylor  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, USAID

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/03/2014

This sad Facebook page may be all that remains of the ‘Cuban Twitter’ created by the U.S. to stir unrest

“Where can you pick up messages from ZunZuneo?” one woman asks in November 2012.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, twitter, ZunZuneo

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014

One million Rwandans left Zaire. One photographer followed them to Rwanda.

Following violent attacks by Hutu extremists inside refugee camps, nearly a million Rwandans began to leave the camps and head back home.

By Anup Kaphle  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rwanda

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Move aside, president of Uruguay: We have a new ‘poorest world leader’

Sushil Koirala claims to only own three cellphones.

By Adam Taylor  |  06:29 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jos Mujica, Nepal, Sushil Koirala, Uruguay

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Take a closer look at North Korea’s alleged drones

Rudimentary, but still worrying.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, North Korea, unmanned aircraft

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

11 powerful photos from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide

A week after killings began, Washington Post photographer went to the border between Rwanda and Tanzania.

By Anup Kaphle  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rwanda

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/01/2014

A small selection of the very negative things U.S. officials have said about Jonathan Pollard

“Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time.“

By Adam Taylor  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Jonathan Pollard, Spies

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/01/2014

After being robbed at gunpoint in Congo, I witnessed a homecoming in Rwanda

A Rwandan rebel returns home to his mother for the first time in 15 years.

By Jahi Chikwendiu  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rwanda

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014

The simple way Google Maps could side-step its Crimea controversy

We see one thing, but Russia could see another.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Maps, Russia, ukraine

 

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