In South Korea, when tensions flare in the north, business picks up for those who supply preppers.GlobalPost
This new joint effort between the US and Mexico also doubles down on the controversial kingpin strategy — the idea that you break up cartels by targeting their leaders.
To people who have spent their lives studying and combating the Catholic child abuse scandal, the revelations from last week’s grand jury report on six dioceses in Pennsylvania are numbingly familiar.
A year ago, some mysterious stone figures appeared on the banks of the Hudson in Manhattan. They're the work of Uliks Gryka.
Cheburashka’s creator died last week. I asked my mom about her thoughts on being a Young Pioneer and how the Soviet cartoon influenced her life.
In Mexico's Baja California Sur, fishing was the main industry for generations. Then the fish ran out.
A recent Myanmar government report says the number of rape cases in Myanmar increased by nearly 30 percent from 2016-2017.
When disaster strikes, it’s often women who are affected the most.
Between 2013 and 2017, falling oil prices, the rampaging Islamic State and other internecine conflicts shrunk Iraq’s GDP from $235 billion to $197 billion. In the same period, early marriage for young women and girls skyrocketed.
As nonprofits educate and train women, the gap in programming can and has caused additional conflict and violence in the homes of many refugee women whose husbands have begun to feel their power slip away as their wives and daughters move forward with their lives.
Author Margaret Atwood says “everyone seeing these groups of women know what they mean.”
Behzad says he was imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four years before fleeing to Greece. In Athens, a special clinic for torture survivors, run by Doctors Without Borders, is helping people like him rebuild their lives.
Yemenis mourned the deaths of about 30 children following a Thursday air strike on a busload of school boys.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have long spent huge sums of money on lobbyists to win favor with those in power in the United States. But when the two countries launched a blockade of fellow US ally Qatar last year, organizations with ties to their governments tried something new: fake news.
A new report confirming prisoner abuses in southern Yemen is amping up concern in Washington, DC. "It's just going to further radicalize the Yemeni people," Senator Chris Murphy says.
Bosnia, a small mountainous country with a population of around 3.5 million, recorded only 775 migrant arrivals for the whole of 2017. The country's minister of security said that 7,128 migrants had been registered since the beginning of 2018.
It’s a rare big US studio film with an all Asian cast. But here’s why those with ties to Singapore’s local literary scene have mixed feelings about it.
Three people who participated in the viral #CrazyRichAsiansCasting campaign earned their first ever parts in a big motion picture. Here’s why director Jon M. Chu thought it was necessary to scour the globe for Asian actors for “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Watching ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ this week? Here are some other perspectives on the island — that go beyond the uber-rich narrative.
It took 16 years for Herberth Cortez Gaitan to have his asylum case heard, 9 more for him to be deported — and 2 years for him to return to the US after a federal court found that immigration judges had made a mistake.
The San Diego school district worked with a Muslim organization after Muslim students said they were bullied. A group of parents sued, saying the school district singled out Muslim students as a special religious group.
The global circulatory system is incredibly complex, and parts of it, like the North Icelandic Jet, are barely understood. That's why these scientists are in Iceland in the dead of winter.
The UK will stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. The US, meanwhile, is trying to end the “war on coal.”
Coal has driven Wyoming’s economy for decades. The state sits on hundreds of years of coal reserves. But the world is slowly moving away from coal, leaving some towns at a crossroads.
“Climate change has all the hallmarks of an issue which is difficult for people to engage with psychologically,” says an environmental psychologist.
Europe and the US say wood pellets are a carbon neutral alternative to coal. Many experts say otherwise.
Home prices across Portugal have risen 25 percent since 2013, and in Lisbon, many locals are getting squeezed out.
Bullfighting has been banned in Catalonia since 2011. But another dangerous activity — castells, or human towers — is gaining popularity.
With the country’s HIV/AIDS rate expected to rise and clinics struggling to supply medication to a growing pool of patients, some say Uganda is jeopardizing the gains made in the last two decades and leaving the country vulnerable for a renewed epidemic in the coming years.
President Donald Trump shocked Germans during the NATO summit in Brussels this week by accusing their country of being in bed with Russia. As Trump heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Germany is in many ways stuck between a rock and a hard place.'
Bangkok-based OmiseGO envisions a world where cash is digital and free-flowing, stored on blockchains, accessible by smartphones and effortlessly zapped across borders. It's a human right, they say. And they're starting with Asia's farmers, merchants, migrants and factory hands, who are now quite likely to own smartphones but may not have bank accounts.
The curious world of vintage stock music libraries, a groundbreaking radio thriller and America’s most prestigious cinema: the White House.
How library music composers anonymously churned out some of the strangest, funkiest music of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
The groundbreaking radio drama about crossed signals, and a phone call you weren’t supposed to hear.
One man’s quest to find every movie ever seen by a US president.