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  • American departure will leave behind carnage and ruin

    This is probably, but not certainly, the year that sees the end to the United States' three-decades-long effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia. This effort began before the 9/11 attacks on...
  • S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project

    S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project
    On a honeymoon trip to Southern California in 1974, Yang-ho Cho and his new bride drove into downtown Los Angeles only to get lost among the dark, empty industrial buildings and shuttered shops. Cho remembers he could find no one on the streets to ask...
  • Security official blames Tiananmen Square attack on Islamist group

    Security official blames Tiananmen Square attack on Islamist group
    BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...
  • Thousands join in nationalist, anti-migrant marches in Russia

    MOSCOW -- Thousands of right-wing nationalists marched in cities and towns throughout Russia on Monday, demanding the eviction of migrants, as the nation observed the day officially designated as National Unity Day. In Moscow, about 8,500 people marched...
  • Fraud suit against Greg Mortenson's '3 Cups of Tea' rejected

    A class-action lawsuit claiming damages against Greg Mortenson over "Three Cups of Tea" was rejected Wednesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court judges upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs were...
  • Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing

    Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing
    What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of...
  • Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'

    You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born. How,...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Misha Friedman

     
    Tuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
  • Students celebrate all things German-American at McDaniel College event

    Students celebrate all things German-American at McDaniel College event
    Maggi Uhland was happy on Tuesday that she decided to pursue German at South Carroll High School. "It is a lot easier than Spanish and a lot more fun," the 14-year-old freshman said, of the language. "And we can choose to come here." Uhland was one of...
  • Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills

    Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills
    It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
  • Book review: 'A World Without Islam'

    Book review: 'A World Without Islam'
    A World Without Islam Graham Fuller Little, Brown: 336 pp., $25.99 One of the sadder consequences of the near decade of war and violence that has followed the attacks of 9/11 is that so many people are convinced that we are in a clash of...