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  • Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz's Month-Long Journey In Asia With Traveling Court Of 1,000

    Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz's Month-Long Journey In Asia With Traveling Court Of 1,000

    Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz's month-long journey through Asia has been eye-catching because of its scale. The world's most powerful royal is touring seven countries with a traveling court of more than 1,000 people, including 25 princes and 10 ministers. The entourage's total baggage weighs a reported 506 tons.

  • President Trump Kills TPP, Giving China Its First Big Win

    President Trump Kills TPP, Giving China Its First Big Win

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday ending the United States' participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping trade pact negotiated with 11 other nations. It was neither ratified by American lawmakers nor expected to pass a vote in Congress. But Trump chose to kill it anyway with an executive action, underscoring h...

  • Saddam Hussein Should Have Been Left To Run Iraq, Says CIA Officer Who Interrogated Him

    Saddam Hussein Should Have Been Left To Run Iraq, Says CIA Officer Who Interrogated Him

    Both President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump believe the United States never should have invaded Iraq in 2003 (or, at least, Trump claims he now does). The war in Iraq and its chaotic aftermath in many ways prefigure the present moment in the Middle East; it triggered a sectarian unraveling that now haunts both Iraq and Syria and lo...

  • Newly Unearthed Letter Shows How Trump's Grandfather Begged To Stay In Germany

    Newly Unearthed Letter Shows How Trump's Grandfather Begged To Stay In Germany

    A letter publicized this week by the German tabloid Bild reveals how Donald Trump's grandfather Friedrich Trump begged local authorities in southern Germany to revoke an expulsion order for avoiding military service as a teenager. His plea, it seems, proved unsuccessful, and Trump had to settle for a life across the Atlantic.

  • Why Christianity's Holiest Shrine Is Guarded By Two Muslim Families

    Why Christianity's Holiest Shrine Is Guarded By Two Muslim Families

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City is Christianity's most hallowed shrine. It's believed that the rock-cut tomb at the heart of the church was where the body of Jesus Christ was once laid.

  • The Emir Of Qatar's Pet Falcon Died On A Trip To Central Asia And He Isn't Happy

    The Emir Of Qatar's Pet Falcon Died On A Trip To Central Asia And He Isn't Happy

    Last week, the leader of Qatar, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, reportedly jetted into Kazakhstan on a private hunting trip. But things didn't go quite as planned.

  • Japan Has A Worrying Number Of Virgins, Government Finds

    Japan Has A Worrying Number Of Virgins, Government Finds

    Japan's demographic challenges are well-known: It's home to the world's oldest population and has a shrinking birthrate and an astonishing number of single people. And it seems that, despite government efforts to incentivize marriage and child-rearing, things aren't quite trending in the right direction.

  • It Turns Out Many ISIS Recruits Don't Know Much About Islam

    It Turns Out Many ISIS Recruits Don't Know Much About Islam

    A recent trove of documents linked to the Islamic State reveals an increasingly pronounced phenomenon: Many of the young recruits to the extremist organization don't know much about Islam.

  • An Old-School Coup Fails To Topple Turkey's Powerful President

    An Old-School Coup Fails To Topple Turkey's Powerful President

    In the age of the smartphone, the coup attempt in Turkey perhaps didn't stand a chance. As speculation swirled on social media on Friday night, a group of mutinous troops took over the state-run TRT station - not a particularly popular network - and forced an anchor to read on air a statement drafted by them about the apparent power grab.

  • Turkey's Erdogan Always Feared A Coup. He Was Proved Right.

    Turkey's Erdogan Always Feared A Coup. He Was Proved Right.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- the most significant ruler in the republic's history since its founder, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk -- is obsessed with Egypt. Three years ago, a military coup there ousted the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, arrested him and his allies, ruthlessly cracked down on his Muslim Brotherhood, and inst...

  • Boris Johnson, Britain's New Top Diplomat, Has Said Some Very Undiplomatic Things

    Boris Johnson, Britain's New Top Diplomat, Has Said Some Very Undiplomatic Things

    What a strange few weeks it has been for Boris Johnson. The former London mayor's political star soared last month when he led Britain's "leave" campaign to a shocking victory in a national referendum on the country's membership in the European Union.

  • What The South China Sea Ruling Means For The World

    What The South China Sea Ruling Means For The World

    A verdict delivered by an international court in The Hague, Netherlands, sent geopolitical shock waves through Asia.

  • Terror Attack In Bangladesh's Capital Should Surprise No One

    Terror Attack In Bangladesh's Capital Should Surprise No One

    The details remain murky. On Friday night, assailants assaulted a restaurant in an upscale neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh's teeming capital. They fired weapons and hurled grenades. Initial reports suggest that there are six to eight gunmen inside the establishment, detaining about 20 hostages. At least one police officer has been slain during th...

  • Saudi Scholar Issues Fatwa Against Stealing Someone Else's Wi-Fi

    Saudi Scholar Issues Fatwa Against Stealing Someone Else's Wi-Fi

    The rather banal ruling follows a similar edict in April from Dubai's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department.

  • Saudi Scholar Issues Fatwa Against Stealing Someone Else's WiFi

    Saudi Scholar Issues Fatwa Against Stealing Someone Else's WiFi

    A Saudi scholar issued a fatwa against using another person's WiFi without permission, since theft cannot be tolerated in Islam.

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