The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
Black market booze, a Kalashnikov cloakroom, and women in bikinis escaping over barbed wire: meet Marc Victor, the king of Kabul nightlife.
The advertising of skin whitening products has shifted from the downright offensive to the consciously discreet, but the range on offer keeps proliferating.
The death toll from recent attacks in Pakistan are still shocking, but it does represent an improvement.
Human Acts deals with the obliteration, both physical and psychic, of hundreds of its own citizens by the South Korean regime in the early 1980s.
Thanks to the internet, it is possible to see what books people who gave Donald Trump’s manifesto Crippled America a five-star rating also enjoyed.
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Washington’s rocky détente with Iran has been one of the most important geopolitical stories of the 21st century. What's to come next?
Baden-Württemberg’s federal administration is alone in providing care for Yazidi women and children who have survived war crimes and sexual violence.
Why the real history of the Peace of Westphalia in 17th-century Europe offers a model for bringing stability to the Middle East.
A Baklava shop tells the bittersweet story of Turkey's refugees.