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'Ishaan Tharoor The Washington Post' - 46 News Result(s)

  • What You Need To Know About Russia's Huge Military Exercise

    What You Need To Know About Russia's Huge Military Exercise

    Thursday Russia embarks on a week of combat exercises and military maneuvers that will be closely watched by neighboring countries and the United States.

  • The Blockade Of Qatar Is Failing

    The Blockade Of Qatar Is Failing

    It's hard to imagine the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates thought it would go this way. Officials from their governments - as well as junior partners Egypt and Bahrain - described the punitive sanctions they collectively slapped on Qatar in early June as an unfortunate but necessary action, aimed at bringing the pesky Qataris to...

  • The Rise Of Saudi Arabia's Young Prince Casts A Shadow Over The Middle East

    The Rise Of Saudi Arabia's Young Prince Casts A Shadow Over The Middle East

    In the early hours of Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman elevated his 31-year-old son to be the kingdom's crown prince, replacing the king's 57-year-old nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef. The formal ascension of Mohammed bin Salman establishes the young royal as the most important political figure in the country, given the widespread suggestions that h...

  • Persian Gulf Crisis Over Qatar, Which Has Just 300,000 Citizens, Explained

    Persian Gulf Crisis Over Qatar, Which Has Just 300,000 Citizens, Explained

    Qatar, with just over 300,000 citizens, has played an outsize role on the world stage because of its great wealth of oil and natural gas.

  • 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.

'Ishaan Tharoor The Washington Post' - 46 News Result(s)

  • What You Need To Know About Russia's Huge Military Exercise

    What You Need To Know About Russia's Huge Military Exercise

    Thursday Russia embarks on a week of combat exercises and military maneuvers that will be closely watched by neighboring countries and the United States.

  • The Blockade Of Qatar Is Failing

    The Blockade Of Qatar Is Failing

    It's hard to imagine the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates thought it would go this way. Officials from their governments - as well as junior partners Egypt and Bahrain - described the punitive sanctions they collectively slapped on Qatar in early June as an unfortunate but necessary action, aimed at bringing the pesky Qataris to...

  • The Rise Of Saudi Arabia's Young Prince Casts A Shadow Over The Middle East

    The Rise Of Saudi Arabia's Young Prince Casts A Shadow Over The Middle East

    In the early hours of Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman elevated his 31-year-old son to be the kingdom's crown prince, replacing the king's 57-year-old nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef. The formal ascension of Mohammed bin Salman establishes the young royal as the most important political figure in the country, given the widespread suggestions that h...

  • Persian Gulf Crisis Over Qatar, Which Has Just 300,000 Citizens, Explained

    Persian Gulf Crisis Over Qatar, Which Has Just 300,000 Citizens, Explained

    Qatar, with just over 300,000 citizens, has played an outsize role on the world stage because of its great wealth of oil and natural gas.

  • 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.

  • The Tragic Story Behind Justin Trudeau's Apology In Canada's Parliament

    The Tragic Story Behind Justin Trudeau's Apology In Canada's Parliament

    Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make a formal apology in Parliament Wednesday for an incident in 1914 when authorities refused to allow a ship carrying Sikh passengers from India to dock in British Columbia.

  • Indian Spiritual Guru Failed At Peace Talks With Islamic State

    Indian Spiritual Guru Failed At Peace Talks With Islamic State

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an Indian guru known best for founding the Art of Living foundation, which has a vast global community of followers, claims to have attempted to start peace talks with the militants of the Islamic State. But his efforts proved futile.

  • The Ancient Persian God That May be at the Heart of Game of Thrones

    The Ancient Persian God That May be at the Heart of <I>Game of Thrones</i>

    Azor Ahai is a mythological figure in the books and the show, a demigod warrior from an ancient time who triumphed over darkness in a great battle while bearing a magic weapon blessed by R'hllor, a deity also known as the Lord of Light or the fire god. There's a prophecy that he will be reborn at a time of similar peril

  • The Number Of Executions Worldwide Soared In 2015. Three Countries Are The Reason.

    The Number Of Executions Worldwide Soared In 2015. Three Countries Are The Reason.

    At least 1,634 people were executed in 2015, according to Amnesty International annual figures, which were released Tuesday evening. This marked a rise of some 50 percent from the year before and the highest number recorded by the organization since 1989.

  • Canadian Priest Accused Of Gambling Away $380,000 Meant For Refugees

    Canadian Priest Accused Of Gambling Away $380,000 Meant For Refugees

    Father Amer Saka, a priest at the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Ontario, was in charge of funds to sponsor 20 Iraqi refugees.

  • This Isn't The First Time Someone Tried To Hijack A Plane Out Of Love

    This Isn't The First Time Someone Tried To Hijack A Plane Out Of Love

    The motives behind the hijacking of an EgyptAir flight, which was diverted to Cyprus, remain somewhat unclear. The suspected hijacker, an Egyptian man identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, has been arrested after a brief standoff.

  • New Islamic State Video Celebrates Brussels Attacks By Quoting Donald Trump

    New Islamic State Video Celebrates Brussels Attacks By Quoting Donald Trump

    A new video released by what appears to be a propaganda wing of the Islamic State cites remarks made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the aftermath of this week's deadly terror attacks in Brussels.

  • Canada Shows How To Deal With The World's Donald Trumps: Just Ignore Them.

    Canada Shows How To Deal With The World's Donald Trumps: Just Ignore Them.

    This week, a right-wing populist delivered fiery speeches in North America, inveighing against political correctness, globalization and the threat of radical Islam. The politician, who could even be elected president one day, said the powers-that-be were not taking the Muslim peril seriously and warned of the dangers of letting in Syrian refugees.

  • What's Not Part Of The Salah Abdeslam Story? Anything To Do With The Plight Of Refugees

    What's Not Part Of The Salah Abdeslam Story? Anything To Do With The Plight Of Refugees

    The arrest of Salah Abdeslam in a Brussels neighborhood on Friday marks the end of the pursuit of Europe's most wanted man. Abdeslam was cornered by Belgian police and wounded in a firefight before being taken by authorities.

  • Russian Man Could Go To Prison For Saying God Does Not Exist

    Russian Man Could Go To Prison For Saying God Does Not Exist

    A man in the southern Russian city of Stavropol faces potential jail time for writing atheist comments on a website. In 2014, Viktor Krasnov, 38, posted on social media a message that equated the Bible to a "collection of Jewish fairytales." He is being prosecuted under a law that criminalizes speech deemed offensive to the beliefs of Russian Ortho...

  • Osama Bin Laden Almost Sounds Like A U.S. Presidential Candidate In This Secret Letter

    Osama Bin Laden Almost Sounds Like A U.S. Presidential Candidate In This Secret Letter

    In a letter apparently written by Osama bin Laden, the late al-Qaida leader denounced the corporate interests supposedly driving politics in the United States and hailed the courage of the country's Founding Fathers.

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