With a major push from the U.S., a new Syrian peace conference opened Wednesday in Switzerland, the first such effort since the middle of 2012. […]
NPR’s Emily Harris sent this postcard after visiting a community of Palestinian herders whose camp was demolished for being in a closed Israeli military zone. […]
Can a meeting in Switzerland, known as Geneva-2, solve the crisis in Syria? The expectations are low. The warring parties are reluctant. Some of the […]
Here’s a snapshot of the Arab world on the third anniversary of its uprisings: Tunisians celebrated in the streets. Egyptians voted on a constitution that highlighted their bitter divisions.
When relocating to a new country, it’s important to establish routines and traditions. My ritual here in London is spending an hour on the phone […]
Liquor companies like to make drinkers think that their favorite spirits always have been and always will be attached to a very particular place — Kentucky bourbon, Irish whiskey, Russia vodka.
Centuries before the U.S. was colonized, the British were handing down estates and titles from father to son. Never from mother to daughter. Then came […]
You say potato, John Kerry says let’s give it to Russia. The U.S. Secretary of State proudly presented his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, […]
People in the United Kingdom are racing to save a beloved icon, in a mission that in some ways resembles efforts to save the giant […]
The United Nations announced this week it is no longer updating the Syrian death toll, which has surpassed 100,000, because it cannot accurately confirm the […]
Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat. It’s hard to speak of one and not mention the other. They were inextricably linked by the Israel-Palestinian conflict, symbolizing […]
For the first time in more than 50 years, the Cuban government began selling new and used vehicles last week to anyone with the money […]
Human rights officials say the Syrian civil war is creating Europe’s biggest refugee crisis in decades, but that countries across the continent are doing little […]
For the first time in two millennia, wild horses are once again galloping free in western Spain, reversing what happened when the Romans moved here […]
For five years, a multi-billion dollar expansion has been underway on the Panama Canal so that ships three times the current size can pass through […]