WorldViews: June, 2014

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 06/30/2014

Israel’s slain teenagers: 4 things you should know

The reported discovery of the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers prompts a new Mideast crisis

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  08:16 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/30/2014

Pablo Escobar’s hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia

At Hacienda Napoles, the hippopotamuses are taking over.

By Sarah Larimer  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hippos, Pablo Escobar

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/30/2014

Newlyweds decapitated by bride’s family in latest ‘honor killing’ in Pakistan

Another honor killing in Pakistan’s Punjab province

By Swati Sharma  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/30/2014

The new Islamic caliphate and its war against history

As ISIS declares a new caliphate in the Middle East, should we blame European empires for making this mess?

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/30/2014

How Facebook is seen as a threat to Afghan unity

Afghan and foreign officials worry that social media is worsening Afghanistan’s ethnic and political fault lines.

By Kevin Sieff  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/28/2014

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the drumbeats of war

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/27/2014

Could this map of China start a war?

No, but it’s a sign of China’s increasingly provocative stance in its neighborhood.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 06/26/2014

Does it matter if you sing your national anthem?

Some conservatives believe it is your patriotic duty as a player in the World Cup to sing

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:26 PM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/26/2014

Forget Paris: French authorities put an end to planned treasure hunt

Hidden Cash can’t hide cash, Paris officials tell American.

By Sarah Larimer  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Economy, Hidden Cash, Money, Paris

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/26/2014

Three things to know about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Argentine debt — and why it matters to Argentina and the world

Analysts from Argentina and the U.S. think that this ruling will affect the way developing economies structure their debt.

By Mariana Marcaletti  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 06/25/2014

White House losing Twitter war to India’s Narendra Modi

Although he has only been India’s prime minister for about one month, Narendra Modi has already beaten the White House -- on Twitter.

By Swati Sharma  |  05:21 PM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, India, Narendra Modi, Twitter

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 06/25/2014

Has Baba Jukwa, Zimbabwe’s infamous anonymous whistleblower, really been caught?

The secret-sharing Facebook page continues to post even as the suspect is behind bars.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 06/25/2014

13 maps that explain Luis Suarez’s World Cup bite

What you need to know about Luis Suarez’s infamous bite at the World Cup.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:53 PM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/25/2014

The not-so-subtle diplomatic tactic of renaming streets to troll other countries

It’s been around for a while.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/25/2014

Egypt’s Sissi vows to donate part of his salary to his country. Here are other world leaders who’ve done that.

A look at some other world leaders who donated their salary for the sake of their country.

By Mariana Marcaletti  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/25/2014

North Korea threatens ‘merciless’ retaliation over James Franco and Seth Rogen assassination comedy

Well that escalated pretty quickly.

By Abby Phillip  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/25/2014

‘Alone in a big world’: Syrian widows unite in the shadow of war

Inside a refuge for Syrian widows fleeing the horrors of war

By Zoeann Murphy  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/25/2014

Iran moves to ban permanent contraception, as it tries to reverse birth rate decline

The move is a response to calls from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to increase the country’s population.

By Jason Rezaian  |  09:13 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/25/2014

Should Tony Blair leave the Middle East alone?

The former British prime minister has nailed his legacy (and pursestrings) on the tattered mast of this region.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 06/24/2014

Six cities in Iraq where U.S. victories turned into defeat

A look back at U.S. victories in Iraq and the state of those cities today.

By Swati Sharma  |  05:11 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, ISIS

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/24/2014

The apparent return of Iraq’s three most notorious men

Loose ends reemerging.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/24/2014

‘ISIS’ hails Argentina’s Messi after victory over Iran

A tongue-in-cheek tweet raises eyebrows

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:03 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 06/24/2014

Journalists from all around the world react to jailing of Al Jazeera journalists

Staff of BBC and Al Jazeera held some of the largest vigils.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:07 AM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/23/2014

Why some Christians want to worship Allah

Malaysia’s top court ruled that a Catholic newspaper can’t use the word “Allah” to refer to God.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/23/2014

John Kerry: Egypt’s conviction of Al Jazeera journalists is ‘chilling, draconian’

Secretary of State John F. Kerry released a statement about the three Al Jazeera journalists who were sentenced to prison terms in Egypt.

By Swati Sharma  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Jazeera, Egypt

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/23/2014

North Korea takes aim at James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new assassination flick

Kim Jong Un is not amused.

By Abby Phillip  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 06/23/2014

Watch: Peter Greste’s parents react to their son’s 7-year prison sentence in Egypt

The sad moment when two parents hear of their son’s unjust imprisonment in Egypt’s controversial trial of Al Jazeera journalists

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  10:54 AM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/21/2014

British jihadist’s father begs his son to come home

Nasser Muthana, 20, appears in a video released Thursday aimed at recruiting Muslims to fight jihad in Syria and Iraq.

By Karla Adam  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/21/2014

How terrorists are winning their war on the World Cup

Terrorists are targeting venues where soccer fans congregate to watch the World Cup

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 06/20/2014

U.S. scolds ally nations in fight against global slavery and trafficking

The U.S. slammed Thailand in a report on global human trafficking.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  05:33 PM ET, 06/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 06/20/2014

The dueling narrative over missing Israeli teens — now on Twitter

Israelis and Palestinians are now clashing on social media.

By Ruth Eglash and William Booth  |  01:06 PM ET, 06/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2014

Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists

A dog-meat festival in southern China triggers outrage among animal rights activists.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 06/19/2014

How Spain’s King Felipe VI compares to the other Felipes

These are the five Felipes who preceded Spain’s King Felipe VI

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:32 PM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/19/2014

Beijing has almost the same population as these countries

If it keeps growing at the same rate, it could soon surpass a continent.

By Swati Sharma  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/19/2014

Why ISIS is powerful: It keeps good records

The al-Qaeda-linked extremist group displays its competence and strategic prowess through its record-keeping.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/19/2014

Swedish politician explains why his city is experimenting with a six-hour work day

“I think more countries than Sweden are ready for this reform.“

By Adam Taylor  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 06/18/2014

ISIS or ISIL? The debate over what to call Iraq’s terror group

What acronym should we use to identify the extremists fighting in Iraq?

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:46 PM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/18/2014

Who are the remaining Benghazi suspects?

Only a handful of names have been linked to the attacks so far.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/18/2014

A brief history of U.S. raids on Libya

The United States has a curious, long history of expeditions on Libyan soil.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 06/17/2014

The mysterious lone photograph of Ahmed Abu Khattala, alleged Benghazi ringleader

For all his love of publicity, Abu Khattala didn’t want his face shown.

By Adam Taylor  |  08:04 PM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/17/2014

Why Pakistan’s offensive on the Taliban is a very big deal

The importance of Pakistan’s war on the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan should not be understated. Here’s why.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/17/2014

Meet Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attack

Captured this weekend.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/17/2014

How Kenya made itself vulnerable to terror

Serious failures in security and leadership systems have worked for the benefit of the Somalia-based terror group

By Harry Misiko  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 06/16/2014

‘Khuilo’: The offensive term that has attached itself to Putin

Ukraine’s interim foreign minister utters the word, angering Moscow.

By Adam Taylor  |  06:13 PM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 06/16/2014

Iraq’s crisis: Don’t forget the 2003 U.S. invasion

The legacy of the U.S. invasion in 2003 should never be far away from Washington’s conversation on Iraq. Here’s why.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  05:14 PM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 06/16/2014

When was the last time U.S. intervention in the Muslim world was actually a success?

Success is hard to define.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:50 PM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/16/2014

Ai Weiwei’s fake ‘leg-guns’ become Chinese Internet meme

Loaded with meaning.

By William Wan  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/14/2014

Colombia hopes Brazil World Cup can lay to rest memory of 1994

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/13/2014

5 big headaches facing the winner of the Afghan election

It won’t be easy.

By Kevin Sieff  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 06/13/2014

How Iraq unraveled since the U.S. withdrawal, in 10 steps

These events have been coming for a while.

By Adam Taylor  |  05:22 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/13/2014

Call to arms a reminder of the power of Iraq’s Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

A call to arms issued Friday by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, served as a reminder of the power that Sistani yields.

By Abigail Hauslohner  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/13/2014

People have talked about Iraq breaking up for years. Now it may actually happen.

Plans for a devolved, federal government were ignored.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/13/2014

China issues video of aerial games of chicken — and maritime collisions — in Asia’s seas

The footage purports to show Japanese fighter planes flying close to a Chinese fighter plane over the East China Sea and Vietnamese ships ramming Chinese boats in the South China Sea.

By Simon Denyer and Xu Jing  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/13/2014

MAP: The incredible scale of ISIS’ reach

In the U.S., it’d stretch from Illinois to Virginia.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/13/2014

World Cup, Group B: ‘Traitor’ Diego Costa returns to Brazil

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/12/2014

Who’s who in the battle for Iraq

A primer on the factions, politicos and militants warring over Iraq

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/12/2014

The rules in ISIS’ new state: Amputations for stealing and women to stay indoors.

ISIS lays out 16 rules for residents of Nineveh province in Iraq.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/12/2014

These videos and tweets show the growing power of militants in Iraq

By Swati Sharma  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/12/2014

Russia on Iraq: ‘We told you so’

Perhaps they really were right.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/12/2014

The U.S. spent $3 million on boats for landlocked Afghanistan

The boats now sit in storage in Virginia.

By Kevin Sieff  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 06/12/2014

World Cup, Group A: Can Brazil exorcise its demons?

WorldViews’s first World Cup preview looks at the dominant narrative haunting the tournament’s hosts

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:04 AM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 06/12/2014

For World Cup tourists, a beach centerpiece

By Dom Phillips  |  06:10 AM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/11/2014

These are the factions battling over Iraq

A breakdown of who’s fighting in Iraq’s new war

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 06/11/2014

Narendra Modi, India’s new leader, wants to take out the trash

It won’ be easy.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  03:57 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/11/2014

Uber is not the only reason London’s iconic black cabs are under threat

This has been coming for a while.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 06/11/2014

The streets in Brazil are full of colors, but not everything is pretty

In previous World Cups, Brazilians painted streets and houses in its national colors of green and gold. This year, it’s slightly different.

By Dom Phillips  |  02:14 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/11/2014

On eve of World Cup, poll shows almost everyone loves Brazil

Despite the gloominess of Brazilians over hosting the tournament, everyone else seems to view the country in very good light

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/11/2014

Here’s what you need to know about the men who could become Afghanistan’s next president

Afghans are looking closely at the biographies of Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

By Kevin Sieff  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/11/2014

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un gets angry at the weather guys

North Korea’s dictator publicly scolded his country’s meteorological service

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 06/11/2014

PHOTOS: Protests against Uber brings traffic to a standstill in London

Traffic was at a standstill in London.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:58 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Europe, protests, uber

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/11/2014

What Hillary Clinton’s book says about 16 world leaders

Guess who? “A self-aggrandizing dictator who was more of an aggravation than a real threat, except to his own citizens.“

By Adam Taylor  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/10/2014

The World Cup is about to start, but this man is ruining everything

The world’s most popular sporting event is days away, but soccer’s top official makes it less fun

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  world cup

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/10/2014

Mosul: The historic city overrun by Islamist militants

Inside the historic city captured by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/10/2014

Brazil welcomes the gringos on World Cup eve

Ahead of the opening game on Thursday, Brazilians are enjoying their interaction with the wild tropics.

By Dom Phillips  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/10/2014

ISIS: The al-Qaeda-linked Islamists powerful enough to capture a key Iraqi city

The insurgent group governs a nation-sized tract of territory that stretches from Aleppo to Fallujah.

By Liz Sly  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/10/2014

PHOTOS: Iraqi city of Mosul falls to terrorists

Insurgents seize the northern city in Iraq.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, mosul

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 06/10/2014

India’s new parliament isn’t as new as you think

Almost a quarter of MPs come from political dynasties.

By Adam Taylor  |  08:56 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/10/2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s statement in Baghdad

He responded to insurgents’ actions in Mosul, Iraq.

By Liz Sly  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, mosul, nouri al-maliki

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/10/2014

World Cup prices, in 12 eye-popping tweets

By Swati Sharma  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brazil, world cup

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/10/2014

Why Japan’s prime minister wants to hunt whales

For Japan’s Shinzo Abe, whaling is a nationalist calling card

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 06/09/2014

4 reasons the Pakistani Taliban is winning

A shocking terror attack on the main airport of Pakistan’s biggest city raises tough questions for the country’s leadership

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  05:13 PM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/09/2014

Calls for a return to ‘Stalingrad’ name test the limits of Putin’s Soviet nostalgia

“We’ll do as the residents say,” Putin says.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/09/2014

The weight of love collapses part of Paris bridge

This fad may be too much, even for the City of Love.

By Abby Phillip  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/06/2014

Seven extraordinary D-Day stories, in miniature

The Post’s Emily Langer tweeted out a series of articles about extraordinary D-Day veterans on the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

By Swati Sharma  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D-Day

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 06/06/2014

Why sword-wielding Sikhs clashed at an ancient temple

In India, a sensational clash at the holiest sight of the Sikh religion

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:09 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/06/2014

Here’s what Narendra Modi’s fashion says about his politics

What Modi’s style says about his politics.

By Swati Sharma  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Narendra Modi

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/06/2014

Britain tried to use Lego to stop Scotland’s independence bid, and it was disastrous

Westminster inadvertently proves their critics right.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 06/06/2014

Full Transcript: President Obama’s remarks at the 70th anniversary of D-Day

“Whenever the world makes you cynical, stop and think of these men,” Obama said.

By Abby Phillip  |  09:21 AM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/06/2014

20 World Cup goals that changed history

The World Cup, the world’s single greatest sporting event, starts next week. These goals should get you in the mood.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/06/2014

How The Washington Post covered D-Day 70 years ago, and more

How The Washington Post covered the Normandy landings.

By Swati Sharma  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D-Day

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 06/05/2014

This year’s official World Cup song hardly excites us. Here are six that will.

Before Pitbull gave us a weak “We are One” song, there were Ricky Martin and Shakira, whose songs will be hard to beat.

By Anup Kaphle  |  05:44 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/05/2014

D-Day at 70: When Ernest Hemingway wanted to capture Paris

Rare photos and anecdotes from Life magazine tell a curious tale of the liberation of Paris

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/05/2014

A U.S. soldier’s last letter home before he died on D-Day

Let’s not forget that more than 9,000 Allied troops who died during the battle.

By Swati Sharma  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D-Day, Normandy

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 06/05/2014

Israel’s prisoner swaps have been far more lopsided than Obama’s Bergdahl deal

They have been far more lopesided than Obama’s Bergdahl deal.

By William Booth  |  02:25 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Palestine, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/05/2014

Narendra Modi may join the list of world leaders who don’t want to speak English

It’s understandable, when you think about it.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/05/2014

MAP: What Boko Haram is doing to Nigeria

The activities of the extremist militant group has led to a refugee crisis

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/05/2014

Why Belarus wants to bring ‘serfdom’ back

A sign of weakness.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Was Syria’s election less of a sham than Egypt’s?

Assad wins by a lowly 88.7% to Sissi’s 97%

By Adam Taylor  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/04/2014

To perform or not to perform in Israel? Here’s how it went for 10 Western artists.

Here’s how it went for 10 Western artists.

By Ruth Eglash  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Palestine, Rolling Stones

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/04/2014

On Tiananmen anniversary, Chinese state media tweets panda pics

Glance at the English-language Twitter feeds of Beijing’s main state news outlets and you get a sense of the conspiracy of silence that still surrounds June 4, 1989.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/04/2014

25 years after Tiananmen, is China losing Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, mourning is giving way to anger against one-party rule from Beijing

By Simon Denyer  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/04/2014

Exclusive: Afghan villagers recall when Bergdahl stumbled into their midst

To them, it’s clear something was wrong: “It was very confusing to us. Why would he leave the base?”

By Kevin Sieff  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Taliban

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/04/2014

The war over Benghazi is actually happening in Benghazi

A suicide bombing on Wednesday highlights the real struggle over Benghazi

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/04/2014

MAP: The geography of Europe’s far-right success

Why do flat plains vote for right-wing populists?

By Adam Taylor  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/04/2014

What it’s like visiting Hong Kong’s tiny museum for Tiananmen Square

Only a few dozen people can fit into the 800-square-foot exhibition space at a time, but by the end of Wednesday, about 400 visitors had come.

By Simon Denyer  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tiananmen Square

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/04/2014

Seven Americans being held overseas whom the White House has yet to free

Not prisoners of war, but trapped in politically-charged circumstances.

By Adam Taylor  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/04/2014

D-Day at 70: Historic photos from the invasion of Normandy

Historic images, provided by Life magazine, show the aftermath of the invasion of Normandy 70 years ago.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Why Poland wants a U.S. military base

“There are major bases in Britain, in Spain, in Portugal, in Greece, in Italy. Why not here?”

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

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/03/2014

Here’s how The Washington Post covered Tiananmen Square 25 years ago

“There has been nothing like this in human history.“

By Swati Sharma  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tiananmen Square

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/03/2014

How an arrest in London sparked chaos in Pakistan’s biggest city

Altaf Hussain, a prominent, divisive Pakistani politician, has been arrested in London

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/03/2014

New poll claims to show most popular U.S. president among Arab nations — and the least

It’s a landslide.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/03/2014

France’s president thinks this map could save his country $34 billion

Hollande hopes it may become a reality in 2015.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 06/03/2014

Here’s how Tiananmen lives on, 25 years after the bloody crackdown

When June 4 approaches every year, China does its best to control the narrative about Tiananmen.

By Anup Kaphle  |  06:35 AM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Thai military may crack down on ‘Hunger Games’ protests

In Bangkok, anti-coup protesters borrowed the three-finger salute from the ‘Hunger Games’

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 06/02/2014

In North Korea, a young girl takes aim at a picture of President Obama

Arrows and Americans at the International Children’s Day celebration in Pyongyang.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  06:07 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Indians protest political inaction on gang rapes through #WakeUpAkhilesh hashtag

The country was shocked when two young girls were gang raped and were later found hanging from a tree.

By Abby Phillip  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Bowe Bergdahl was traded for 5 Taliban commanders. Here’s who they are.

What might they do once released?

By Adam Taylor and Kevin Sieff  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Malaysia now says Cadbury’s chocolates are pork-free. But some groups aren’t convinced.

After an initial scare, a new report rules out any traces of pork in the chocolate bars.

By Swati Sharma  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cadbury, Malaysia, pork

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/02/2014

After Spain’s King Juan Carlos quits, should Europe’s monarchies follow?

The announced abdication of Spain’s king raises an age-old question: why do Europe’s monarchies still exist?

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s Jon Stewart, is off the air

Youssef said that his show will not be returning to television.

By Erin Cunningham  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Facebook criticized after Bashar al-Assad ‘sponsored’ election posts

Petition asks the social network to donate any money received to charity.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 06/02/2014

MAP: Where monarchies still hold sway

This map shows where in the world monarchies still exist

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/02/2014

Chinese artist recounts his life, including the one time he painted ‘X’ on Mao’s face

“For an artist, to draw what someone else tells you, the same thing over and over, it was like hell.”

By William Wan  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Communist, dissident artist, Tiananmen Square

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 06/02/2014

How great would Sweden’s proposed six-hour workday be? This great.

An experiment in Gothenburg this summer could spread.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:09 AM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/01/2014

​Rebels in Ukraine tried to distribute candy to kids. But the plan went spectacularly wrong.

What started as a separatist publicity stunt in eastern Ukraine ended in one angry, gooey mess.

By Griff Witte  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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