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Algeria

Algerian Bikini Revolt One Year After Burkini Battle In France

Some 3,000 women gathered on the beach of Annaba to protest the mandatory wearing of burkinis &md...

United States

What's That You Say, Mr. Tillerson? U.S. Diplomacy Adrift Under Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has done his best to stay close to the president, but that doesn...

Venezuela

Venezuela On The Brink, Lessons From Castro And ​Perón

Colombian novelist William Ospina had advice for Fidel Castro, and now for Nicolas Maduro. Given ...

Germany

The False Illusion Of Female Power In Politics

Britain, Poland and even Germany are all examples of how having women in power doesn't necess...

France

One Year After Nice Attack, Broken Lives And Fears Of Crowds

The French city of Nice was torn apart by the terrorist truck attack that killed 86 and left 458 ...

Germany

Kosovo's Path From Secular Nation To Europe's Jihadist Stronghold

PRISTINA — In front of socialist era high-rise blocks, Bill Clinton waves to the Kosovars. Kosovo Albanians built the statue in the capital, Pristina, in gratitude for the bombing of then ...

France

Paris Will Always Be Paris, Trump Will Always Be Trump

-Analysis- PARIS — "Paris sera toujours Paris ..." When French singer Maurice Chevalier first released the classic tune in 1939, the aim was to brighten the mood of the curfew-burdened French ...

Ethiopia

Gebeya: Shaping A Robust African Software Industry

SPONSORED CONTENT In this technology driven world, Africa is still recording low iGDP compared to its neighbouring continents. Funding, infrastructure, electricity and IT literacy are among the ...

United States

Trump And Russia, It's Even More Complicated Now

As President Trump prepares for his first face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his...

Argentina

Argentina's Famous Meat Industry Grills President Over "Vegan Mondays"

Beef is a big deal in Argentina. But in the Casa Rosada presidential palace, people (including th...

Israel

India, Israel And Iran: Three's A Crowd?

For the first time since India established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, an Indian prime minister traveled to Israel. Narendra Modi’s historic three-day visit began today in Tel Aviv, ...

Estonia

Estonia, Leading The EU Into The E-Future

With Britain missing its turn for the European Union presidency in light of Brexit, the rotating six-month duty has fallen into Estonia’s lap earlier than planned. Until the end of the year, ...

Israel

Golan: Where Druze, Settlers And Tourists Cross Paths

Occupied by Israel for fifty years, the area on the Syrian border is a favorite destination for I...

Venezuela

Venezuela, Maduro's Greatest Threat May Be Old Friends

-Analysis- Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is still in charge — that much we know. What is less clear is whether he has a stronger or weaker grasp on power after the murky late-night ...

France

Vengeance, Guilt, Mysticism: The Making Of A Terrorist Mind

Analyzing letters and testimony of ISIS terrorists shows how eye-for-an-eye arguments in defense ...

Iran

Drug Use Doubles In Iran, But True Numbers May Be Even Higher

Iran's Islamic regime may have harsh penalties for drug trafficking, but officials are now estimating that the number of "regular drug users" has doubled in the past six years, from 1.3 million to ...

Finland

In Scandinavia, Populists Face The Harsh Reality Of Governing

In Finland and Norway, right-wing, anti-elite and anti-immigration parties have had to adapt to t...

Libya

Can A Libyan Warlord Help Europe Solve The Migrant Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of refugees want to reach Europe via Libya, constituting a billion dollar t...

Syria

Slaves Of ISIS, Yazidi Survivors Share Unspeakable Horrors

The minority Yazidi people were killed and taken captive by the Islamic State. Once held as sex s...

Germany

A New Women-Run Mosque In Berlin, Is This How The Reformation Of Islam Begins?

Seyran Ates, a German-Turkish lawyer, has opened the first “liberal” mosque in Berlin...

Japan

Ghost Cities, Demographic Lessons From Japan To China

TOKYO — The popular Chinese imagination of Japan has followed along with Japan’s evolution over the past four decades. In the late 1970s, when China started to reform and to open up to the rest of ...