The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou
The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the
A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.
It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.
"This trial," said the plaintiff, David Irving, "is not really about what happened in the Holocaust." Opposing counsel agreed: "The essence of the case is Mr.
Yes, any Cuban kid would thrive right here.
At Disney World he'd surely have a ball.
And over there he lacks what we revere.
So maybe we should simply snatch them all.
In the early 1920s, E.M.
Pakistan today is a complete mess, a sad example of what can happen when a once-favored "frontline state" is reduced to the status of a cold war orphan.
Russia's third presidential election, on March 26, should have been historic--the first democratic transfer of Kremlin power via the ballot box.
Clouds of blackbirds still do go wheeling and shrieking above Kosovo Polje, the bleak and windy site of the great Turkish victory over Serbia (and Albania) in 1389.